The Tactical Assault: Combat Cards™ are a fun and innovative way to fight combined arms battles on the tabletop battlefield. The Combat Cards are designed to bring all of the detailed elements of land warfare – including the fog of war – to the tabletop in a narrative card-driven format that is easy to play yet full of challenges. To be successful you must be creative in your strategies, flexible in your tactics and attentive to the ever changing battlefield.
The key to the Combat Cards is the way in which they simulate every commander’s struggle with maximizing the use of their available assets in the face of the multitude of hazards, delays and other challenges on the battlefield. The Combat Cards integrate all of this in a fast and easy to use system that challenges players to balance the need for careful planning with a willingness to take risks and seize upon sudden opportunities.
The Combat Cards can be utilized for just about any modern historical period, starting with the 20th century, as well as any science fiction setting. They can be used with any scale of miniatures, any sized battlefield and for any size of battle – ranging from the smallest skirmish action all the way up to massive operational level maneuvers.
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Our friend Mac Walker has posted another great visual Combat Cards battle report in his blog, which you can check out here:
For this battle Mac has also incorporated the Technology Cards as well as an “area” movement method somewhat similar to the Legendary Battles rules. These, along with the fascinating “historical” periods he taps for his scenarios, make his battles all very interesting.
Thanks for sharing Mac!
Just a couple of quick shots from a recent playtest for the new scenario rules being worked on.
While not the best photographs, you can get a sneak peak at some of the new and improved tokens we will be offering for the Legendary Battles line, as well as the new geomorphic map panels that are coming.
Set in the WW2 Eastern theater, the battle was a really fun fight. Unfortunately for the Axis side – as you may be able to tell from one of the shots with all of the Out of Action & Shaken markers – they were having a very rough go of it, but they enjoyed themselves nonetheless.
As for the scenario rules – the players agreed they really liked them so far.
Until next time – enjoy
Here are few pictures from a another recent playtest – this time for Set II of the Technology Cards. The battle was set somewhere in southern West Germany in the summer of 1982. With the UK distracted by the Falklands War, the Warsaw Pact decided to try and seize a little more industrialized territory for itself.
The battle was fought using 6mm Micro Armor (some of which was actually purchased in 1982…). Enjoy!