czwartek, 6 lutego 2020

P47 - unboxing


Just received my copy of P47 by Warlord Games (in fact others too) and I have to say that I'm really impressed. The model looks really good. The quality of Warlord's resin cast is great. We have plenty of details (including engine), set of delicate panel lines on wings and fuselage, and only few mouldings on the sides. Additionally last but not least it stands straight on the original BRS stand. 


Having similar model by AiM I could compare them. See below the pictures (Dark Grey: Warlord Games, White: AiM).





Looking at the stats I can say that P47 is a kind of faster and better armed Wildcat with limited agility. Hopefully it is faster (a bit ) to Fw190 and similarly Robust.
At last I have a stats of my favourite fighter and I can unleash the great firepower of Jugs. 


P47D25 - Armaments in Miniature



środa, 5 lutego 2020

Sidi Rezegh 1941 - Scenariusz


Operacja Crusader

Pierwsza połowa roku 1941 w Afryce północnej upłynęła pod znakiem wzmożonej aktywności wojsk Osi. Wzmocnienie sił włoskich przez niemiecki korpus afrykański pod dowództwem gen Rommla umożliwiło wyprowadzenie śmiałej ofensywy, dzięki której front przesunął się setki kilometrów na wschód w kierunku Egiptu. Twierdza Tobruk została zablokowana i wojska Osi podejmowały kolejne próby jej zdobycia.
Zadanie deblokady twierdzy powierzono dowódcy nowo utworzonej 8 Armii gen. Cunninghmamowi. Operacja o kryptonimie Crusader rozpoczęła się 18 listopada 1941. Główną siłą uderzeniową był brytyjski XXXKA, który miał za zadanie obchodząc pozycje Osi pobić niemieckie jednostki pancerne i dotrzeć w okolice twierdzy Tobruk celem jej odblokowania. Jednocześnie obrońcy Tobruku mieli angażować oblegających aby ułatwić zadanie wojskom zmierzającym z odsieczą.
Na tyłach wojsk Osi działały jednostki LRDG, które miały na celu dezorganizację strefy tyłowej ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem składów zaopatrzenia i lotnisk.
Czy wojskom brytyjskim uda się poprawić swoją sytuację strategiczną w Afryce i zdobyć Tobruk? O tym będą mogli przekonać się gracze wcielając się w rolę dowódców jednostek biorących udział w tej operacji.

Zasady Specjalne:

Dominacja Luftwaffe: na przyfrontowym lotnisku el Adem stacjonują lotnicze siły uderzeniowe Osi, które pozwalają na permanentne wsparcie lotnicze . Oznacza to, że po zutylizowaniu wsparcia FAO może wezwać kolejny nalot.

Mapa Sidi Rezegh

Sidi Rezegh to obszar pustynny z elementami osady, większymi i mniejszymi skałkami, częściowo pokryty roślinnością.


Siły stron:  Stroną atakującą są Alianci, a wojska Osi są w obronie. Obrońca rozstawia połowę swoich wojsk zaokrąglając w dół na planszy, pozostałe (w tym wszystkie pojazdy znajdują się w rezerwie i są dostępne od 3 tury. Atakujący wprowadza swoje siły w First Wave. Nie działa outflank, działa forward deployment, Atakujący ma Preparatory Bombardment na 2+.  

Cel gry: Celem atakującego jest wyprowadzenie jak największej liczby oddziałów przez wrogą krawędź mapy. Za każdy wyprowadzony oddział Atakujący otrzymuje 2PZ, za każdy oddział pozostający po zakończeniu ostatniej 7 tury w strefie przeciwnika (6 cali od krawędzi) gracz otrzymuje 1PZ. Za każdy zniszczony oddział przeciwnika wojska Osi otrzymując 3PZ. 

sobota, 1 lutego 2020

Time of Heroes






Have you ever played Bolt Action using the Special Character Rules? I have not but I'am going to change it. 
Each of Campaign books by Warlord Games is full of Special Character rules. I think they are fine but point cost is too high to use them in a game. Why not to increase a point limit with an obligation to use Special Character rules for those those extra points? I'am going to try it. In May 2020 we are launching a "Time of Heroes" event. How is it playable? I will give you a feedback for sure. 
Now, please find enclosed all Warlord games Special Characters rules from all Campaign books, gathered in one place. Some stats for a start: 
The nation with a highest number of special characters, suprprisingly ... British (23)! 
The most frequent rank of Special Characters is a Major (or higher), the second is ... NCO (or lower). The most popular slot where the Special Characters appear is - except Higher Command - NCO and Platoon level cmd (1st or 2nd Lt). 
The most popular profession among Special Characters is a Sniper. We have 5 of them: 2 Soviets, one Finnish, one Australian and one Chinese.

Autralian Special characters


Sgt Katue - Australian (Papuan) sniper



May be used in any New Gwinea selector. May be acompanied by 2 men.
Armament: sniper rifle
Level  of training: veteran

Slot: Sniper

Cost: 150pts

Special rules

Sniper. If the sniper special rule is being employed the assistants are spotting and may not fire their own rifles

Behind enemy lines when outflanking Katue squad ignores the -1 modifier to the order test for coming onto the table if the Australian player prefers and this scenario allows got a squad may also forward deployed in the same manner as a normal sniper team

Assassination Katue targeted enemy leaders for elimination on every patrol behind enemy lines. Before the game begins Australian player can pick one enemy units NCO KAtue can ataack this model as if assaulting (rolling a second dice following a success for tough fighter) if he is successful the model is removed from play and the squat starts the game without an NCO.

Intelligence gathering having spent days observing enemy positions Katue has passed valueable intelligence onto his chain of command. Once per game The Australian player my choose which site’s die is drawn for turns first activation
Tough fighter

Geofrey "Doc" Vernon


May be used in any New Gwinea selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: none
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: medic
Cost: 70pts


Special rules

Brave, deaf or both depending on which account is believed Vernon was either utterly fearless or so deaf that he rarely knew he was being shot at either way danger did not face him in the slightest when Vernon and his team received any pin markers roll a die for pin marker just received on a result of 4 plus that pin marker is immediately discarded

Legend of the Kokoda track tirelessly rushing from the encounter to another Vernon was seemingly always present and always helping those who needed him. His presence was inspiring and he earned the respect and gratitude to all who fought alongside him. Vernon confers us a +1 morale bonus to all friendly units within 6“ in the same way as a second lieutenant. Note however that he cannot issue you man snap to action orders


Col. George Warfe




May be used in any New Gwinea selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 175pts
 

Special rules

Courage, confidence and charisma these words were used to describe Warfe attributes by the man under his command. If warfare is added to an independent company Raiding party that party will only ever fail order test on the roll of 12. If taken as a separate HQ choice all Militia units in the force game gain Behind enemy lines special rule

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

Leslie Bull Allen


May be used in any New Gwinea selector. Allen may be added to any veteran Australian medic unit as an additional man. If Allen is added, no other men may be added to the unit.
Armament: none
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: medic
Cost: 50pts


Special rules

Leave no man behind Allen was fearless enter tenacious in recovering casualties for medical treatment. Due to the steady flow of recovered man whenever the medic whom Allen accompanies is attempting to provide aid to a friendly unit within 6 inches they may roll an extra D6 for example if a unit sustains 3 casualties then the medic may roll 4 dice rather than 3.


Tom Derric





May be used in any New Gwinea selector. Derric is part of the infantry squad (regular or veteran)
Armament: SMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +50pts

Special rules

As long as Derrick is a part of his squad, all friendly infantry squads within 6" of the Tom Derrick model receives the following special rules: Tough fighters, + 1 Morale bonus, (exactly as if they were in range of a second Lt).

New Zeland Special characters 


Cpt. Charles Upham



May be added to any British selectors from Greece, Africa or Italy. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)

Armament: as depiced on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 200pts


Special rules

Master of Close Quaters: his unit always attack first when charging into close quaters, even himself roll 4 dice for his close quater attacks against infantry and artillery units and his attacks have penetration value of 1+ 
Lead by example: his morale bonus is +4 and the range of his ability is 12"

Gurkha Special characters


Bhanbhagta Gurung




May be added to any British selector where Gurkha team are available. Gurung is a part of the Gurkha infantry squad  
Armament: rifle and kukri
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +50pts

Special rules

Extra tough fighter - has four attacks in close quarters rather thank a normal two (edit for second edition rules: you roll two dice during close quartes and each success could be rolled again)

Rampage - If Gurung's unit has enemy infantry or artillery unit within 12" when it is given an order then immediately before resolving the order (even before rolling any Command test where required) Gurung rushes forward and attacks the nearest enemy unit (ignoring vehicles). He covers the distance regardless of how far it is, terrain or any other impediment. So surprised is the foe (not to mention to the opposite player) by this bold attack, that the enemy unit may make no response and does not fight. Roll a dice and on the 4+ the battle crazed Gurkha inflicts one casualty on 5+ two casualties and on 6 three casualties. Once any casualties are removed Gurung is placed back with his unit, ready to take part in whatever action the unit makes that turn.


Philipino Special Characters


Narcisco Ortilano



May be added to any Far East British selector. Ortilano is a lone MMG operator 

Armament: MMG
Level  of training: regular
Slot: MMG
Cost: 50pts

Special rules


Adrenaline: Ortilano always counts as having a Medic within range and ignores the usual penalties for operating a team weapon single handedly

Fixed

Tough fighter


 British Special characters 



Col. Orde Wingate


May be added to any Burma selectors. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 200 pts


Special rules

Chindit: Wingate and his team have the same two special rules as Chindits sections, as described by the Armies of Great Britain book

Infiltration Master: if your force includes Wingate, any friendly infantry Outflanking units that become available may enter the game either by their chosen short table edge, as normal, or from any point on the enemy side of the table

Tough fighter: Wingate and his team are Tough Fighters

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

Mikael - Mad Mike - Calvert



May be added to any Burma selectors. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 200 pts

Special rules


Chindit: Calvert and his team have the same two special rules as Chindits sections, as described by the Armies of Great Britain book;

Tactical control: Morale bonus +4 and range 12"

Follow me!: Calvert's team and other units of Chindits that are within 12" of Calvert are allowed to make a Run move after both sides have finished set-up but before the first turn of the game

Flying Officer CFC Lee


 


May be added to any African or South European British selectors. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)

Armament: pistol, concealed knife
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Air Observer
Cost: 140 pts


Special rules

Tough fighter note, this rule does not apply to his men

Air Observer When C F C Lee calls an air strike, you can re-roll the result on both the Air Strike Chart and on the chart to determine which airplanes arrives. In both cases, of course, the second result stands, even it’s worse than the first! 

 

“Mad Jack” Churchill 


May be added to any European British selectors where Commando units are available. May be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)

Armament: Jack Churchill is equipped with broadsword and bow (counts as a rifle). Other men are equipped with submachine gun, pistol or rifle/carbine as depicted on the models.

Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 195 pts


Special rules


Lead by example (and bagpipe!): Churchill’s Morale bonus is +4. Whenever his order die shows Down or Rally, Churchill is playing his bagpipe, and so the range of his Morale bonus is increased from 12" to 24”

Behind enemy lines: When Outflanking as described on page 119 of the Bolt Action rulebook, this unit ignores the -1 modifier to the Order test for coming onto the table.

Tough fighter: As described in the Bolt Action rulebook


Jock Campbell


May be added to any British selectors from Africa. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)

Armament: pistol

Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Forward Artillery Observer
Cost: 165 pts

Special rules

Inspirational if he's included in your reserve force units in reserve my re roll failed reserve order test
Artillery officer if your site receives a preparatory bombardment at the start of the game the die rolls for effect made against each unit are made with a plus one modifier however the maximum effect against units in bunkers are fortifications is still Iis still only 2 pin markers
Forward observer Campbell may act as a forward artillery observer


Nobby Clarke in Rolls Royce Armoured car



May be added to any British selectors from Africa. Clark is a commander of Rolls Royce armored car

Armament:Turret mounted anti tank rifle with coaxial LMG

Level  of training: veteran
Slot: command vehicle
Cost: 100 pts

Special rules

Command Vehicle
Open Topped
Recce
 Breakneck Charge: once per game Nobby Clarke's armoured car maymake an Advance move at double movement rate (24") for a wheeled vehicle.

 


Paddy Maine


May appear in any British selectors containing SAS units. May be acompanied by up to two men (18pts each)

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 225 pts


Special rules

Superb leader: His morale bonuses +4 and the range of his ability is 12 inches  

Special mission if Paddy is in your force SAS units left in reserve can go on a special mission. This units must outflank even in scenarios when do not allow outflanking. When they become available they can enter the battlefield from either the declared short edge or any point along the enemy table edge. 

Behind enemy lines

Who dares wins to represent this special training and motivation Paddy and his man have the fanatics special rule 

 

Lord Lovat




May appear in any British selectors containing Commando units. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each) and piper Milkin for 45pts.

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 175pts


 

Special rules

Commanding Presence: Lord Lovat fearless presence keeps the soldiers under him steadfast in their duty; ceonferring rating +5 bonus to morale within his command radius

Piper Bill Milkin bagpies extend Lovat's command range to 24". In addition force with Lovat accompanied by Millkin don't pick national characteristic for their force. Instead of this at the start of each turn Millkin chooses tune  to play on his pipes which is linked to a specific national characterisctic. The song played by Millkin determines what national characteristic is in effect that turn (Up and et them, Tough as boots, Rapid Fire). If Millkin is killed during the game the national characteristic that was in effect remains in effect for the rest of the game

Philippe Kieffer




May appear in: Behind enemy lines, Normandy, or British beach assault, British D-Day selectors. May be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each).

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 195pts

Special Rules


Determination: Wounds don't stop Kieffer from leading his men. Kieffer receives a casualty on 6+ rather than 5+. In addition any friendly infantry and artillery units within Kieffer command range benefits from Stubborn special rule

 

Colin Maud








May appear in British Beach assault selector. May be acompanied by german shepard or english bulldog and up to 2 men 14pts each.
Armament: pistol and Shillelagh, companions as depicted on models
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 175pts








Special rules

Securing the beaches: If Maud is on the table with Down order any attempt to bring Reserves via boats ignores -1 modifier. Any boat or landing craft attempting to move from deep water to shallow water has +1 modifier to the roll on the Reef table if Maud is on the table with Down order (not cumulative with other units sharing this rule)

Winnie and a Shillealagh: Whilst any soldiers accompanying Maud are Tough Fighters Maud himself has a dog and a stick. He attack with two dice during the assault.

The sooner you people get off the beaches the sooner they'll stop shelling. It is very bad for the dog - Maud gives normal +4 morale bonus. However he may activate 5 units using "You man snap to action" rule, but only using Run or Advance order. He wants people off his beach.

Never mind the blathering: Maud is always ready to lend an encouraging word to his subordinates. Once per turn Maud may use Advance or Run order to close within 6" of a friendly unit to give them a piece of his mind. That unit may remove all pin markers. And then add 1pin marker for reprimand

Tough Fighter




 John Howard



May be added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. May be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 180 pts

Special rules

Outstanding Physical training -  infantry units in your force receive an extra inch of movement when ordered to advance and 2 inches when ordered to Run

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

 

Terence Otway




May be added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. May be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher officer
Cost: 185 pts

Special rules


Stubborn Paratroopers don't give in easily: all Paratroopers counts as Stubborn If forced to check their morale through being reduced to half nubers they test they initial morale rating ignoring all pins.

Thorough Planner: When fighting in scenario or battle that uses night fighting rules every unit in a force that has Otway present in it gains an extra 6" vision when they add visibility to their visibility roll


Sergeant Patrick McGeever



May appear in any British selector containing paratroopers. sgt. McGeever is a part of MMG team consist of 3 men.
Armament: MMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: MMG
Cost: 80pts

 

Special rules

MG wizard: his MMG gets additional +1 modifier to hit when given the Fire order.

Team weapon



Fixed

Sgt. Dennison


May be present in any British selector where Paratroopers squads are available. Sgt Dennison is not a team, but instead may be added to one of your Paratroop sections, replacing their normal NCO, for the cost of +20 pts

Armament: SMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +20pts

Special rules

The squad counts as always being within range of a medic
 

colonel John Frost





 

May be added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. John Frost may be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)  

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost:195pts.






Special rules

Leader of men -  +4 bonus just as major.

Hold until relived - all British veteran infantry and artillery units within the range of Frost morale bonus also gain Stubborn rule 

major Alison Tatham-Warter




May be added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. Alison Tatham-Warter may be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)  

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost:190pts.




Special rules


In a force that includes major Allison any infantry squad with a bugler figure can ignore pin markers when assigning Run or Advance order.


gen. Roy Urquhart




May be added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. Gen. Urquhart may be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)  

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost:195pts.




Special rules


Leader of men - morale bonus 4+ and range of 12"

Hold until relived - all Airborne troops within the range of Urquhard morale bonus also gain Stubborn rule; if forced to check their morale through being reduced to half nubers they test they initial morale rating ignoring all pins. If the unit already has the Stubborn charcteristic they can re roll a failed morale check





major Robert Cain





May added to any British selector containing Paratroopers. Robert Cain may be acompanied by up to two men (14pts each)  

Armament: as depicted on model + PIAT
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost:215pts.

Special Rules

Major Cain was an outstanding leader who inspired confidence and any infantry unit within his command range can re roll any activation or morale test except FUBAR. Cain was also remarkable shot with a PIAT. He is assumed to have a PIAT to hand at all times and always hits with score of 3 or more regardless of the modifiers

Lance sergeant John Baskeyfield




May added to any British selector containing Paratroopers as a member of 6pdr (medium AT) team.
Armament: 6 pdr (medium AT)
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Artillery
Cost:140pts.

Special Rules

Ignores modifiers when firing on vehicles just as sniper ignores modifiers when firing on infantry. Additionally he can give a free Rally order to his gun before issuing it with any order, except for Down

Team  wepon

Fixed

Gn Shield


Harry Nicholls









 

May be added to any early war British selector containing regular infantry. Harry Nichols is not a team, but instead of this may be added to one of your regular infantry sections, replacing LMG gunner, for the cost +50pts.

Armament: LMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +85pts

Special Rules


Lead from the front: any regualar early war infantry which Nichols is added to is upgraded to veterans for +3pts per model even if the selector does normally allow veteran units. In addition at the end of every turn the squad automatically losses one pin marker

Shooting from the hip: Nichols is armed with a LMG. However this weapon still reuires a loader from the section and it replaces the section option to take a LMG (it is not additional LMG)

Unkillable: if is Nichols is killed, roll a single D6 – on a 4+ he remains in play

Sgt mjr Stanley Hollis 



May be  added to any late war British selector containing regular infantry. Stan Hollis is not a team, but instead of this may be added to one of your regular infantry sections, replacing the NCO, for the cost +85pts.

Armament: SMG
Level  of training: regular
Slot: infantry
Cost: +85pts

Special Rules

Though he is a sergeant major, he gets the +2 morale bonus of a first Lieutnant

Fearless charge - when his unit charges into close quarters, the target unit may never react, regardless of the range of the charge


German special characters


gen. Ervin Rommel (Afrika Korps)




May be  added to any African German selector. Gen. Rommel may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each).
He may be transported by either:
SdKfz 250/3 Command Vehicle ‘Greif’ for an additional 100pts
or
Captured AEC 4×4 ‘Dorchester’ Armoured Command Vehicle for an additional 120 pts

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 180pts


Special Rules

Unser Rommel: In any scenario where he is present, Axis armoured vehicles may make a free Advance move before the start of any game where they are entering as part of a first wave

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

gen Ramcke



May be  added to any German selector containing Fallschirmjaegers. Gen. Ramcke may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each).

Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 175pts

Special Rules

Stubborn

Lead by example - he's +4 and the range of his ability is 12 inches

Behind enemy lines If Ramcke is in your force all outflanking units from the FJ reinforced platoon ignore the -1 modifier to the order test for coming onto the battle

Gunter Halm



May be  added to any african German selector. Halm may be is a part of Heavy Anti tank gun team.

Armament: heavy AT
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: artillery
Cost: 140

Special Rules

Crack shot all shots by Hans can ignore the minus one modifier for long range

Find weakness rolls on the damage results on vehicles chart can be rerolled

Stubborn Halm team would not abandon their gun easily

Gunshield, 

Team weapon, 

Fixed

Friedrich van der Heuydte 



May be  added to any German selector containing Fallschirmjaegers. Van der Heuydte may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 180

Special Rules

Stalwart: When vad der Heydte is activated he may remove a pin marker from a friendly unit within his command range
  
Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range


Otto Skorzenny 


May be  added to any German selector containing Brandenburgers. Schorzenny may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 195pts


Special Rules

The most dangerous man in Europe Skorzenny morale bonus is +4 and the range of his ability is 12".

Long jumper if Skorzenny is in your force half of your Brandenburgers or any other German special forces units rounding up can deploy by long jump unconventional techniques this unit are left in reserve and must outflank however when they become available they can enter the battlefield from either their declared short edge or any point along the enemies table edge.


Sergeant Steiner



May be  added to any East front German selector containing veteran infantry squads. Steiner is not a team, but instead may be added to one of your Heer Veteran Infantry or Heer Veteran Grenadier squads, replacing their normal NCO, for the cost +50pts.
Armament:  SMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +50


Special Rules

Terrifying presence: Steiner and his men count as Tough Fighters, and when the unit charges into close quarters, the target unit may never react, regardless of the range of the charge.

Hate all officers! Steiner confers a +1 Morale bonus to his squad (and only to them!) as long as they are out of range of any friendly officer. However, when in range of a friendly officer, not only does Steiner’s bonus not apply, but the officer’s Morale bonus is actually counted as a penalty (e.g. –1 for a 2nd lieutenant, –3 for a Captain, etc.). Finally, if the unit rolls a Fubar, it will automatically Fire at the highest-ranking friendly officer they can see.


Gen Lt Pellangehr 



May be  added to any German early war (till 1941) selector. Pellangehr may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 180

Special Rules

Artillery specialist: Any artillery piece within 6" of Pellangehr may reroll their rolls to hit when firing using indirect fire rule
  
Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

gen. Ervin Rommel (Arras) 

 

May be  added to any German selector where . Rommel may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 180

Special Rules

Anti tank specialist: any anti tank gun artillery unit within 6" of Rommel may reroll their rolls to hit when firing against tanks (i.e. any fully tracked vehicles for the purposes of this rule)
  
Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

Johannes Boelter in PzKpfw IVB

May be  added to any German early war selector. Boelter is a commander of Pz IV B tank
Armament: light howitzer with coaxial MMG and hull mounted MMG.
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: tank/SP gun
Cost: 245

Special Rules

Grit: This unit ignores the first pin marker it receives in the gamewhich is discarded

Tank Skills: Quick Reflexes, Deadeye, Hair Trigger, Battle Awareness



Georg Michael 

May be  added to any German early war (till 1941) selector. Georg Michael as a 1st lieutnant may replace platoon commander. He may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Officer
Cost: 100pts

Special Rules

Tank killer - Michael and his command unit counts as Tank hunters, and employ +2 (in addition to any other modifiers) to the dice roll when working out whether succesful hit on a vehicle during an assault results in damage
  
Leading value: +2 morale bonus within 6" range (1st lieutnant)

Hans von Luck




 

May be  added to German selectors: Normandy, Wacht on the Rhein, 21 panzer division panzergrenadier platoon. Hans von Luck may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 200pts


Special Rules

Man of initiative - at a start of each turn of the game the German player controlling von Luck rolls a die on a 4+ the German player gets the first order dice of that turn

Recce - As long as von Luck is a passanger of Kubelwagen the vehicle counts as having the Recce rule

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range (as major)

 SS-Obersturmbannführera Joachim Peiper

 



May be  added to any German selectors containing Waffen SS units. Peiper may be acompanied by up to two men (16pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 180pts

Special rules


Variable respect: Peiper was hugely respected and admired not only by many his peers and subordinates in the Waffen-SS, but also within the ranks of the Nazi party. However, his rapid promotion, blunt and aggressive approach and allegations of brutality also caused resentiment amongst many of his comrades. Peiper is a Major, but his morale bonus to any SS unit is +5; while to any non-SS Axis unit his morale bonus is reduced to +2.

Fanatic: Peiper and any other men in his command team are fanatics

Sepp Krafft



May be  added to any late war German selectors containing Waffen SS units. Kraft may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 200pts

 Special rules

Infantry units within command range of Krafft shrung off a single pin marker at the end of each turn

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range (as major)


hauptsturmfuhrer Graebner in captured Humber Mk IV armoured car

 

May be  added to any late war German selectors containing Waffen SS units.  

Armament: turret mounted light anti tank gun with co axial MMG (Humber Mk IV)
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Command vehicle
Cost: 200pts

 Special rules

Command vehicle
With me, boys! Any vehicle in Graebner's command range can re roll any order or activation except FUBAR

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

Skills (Tank War):
Strict discipline
Follow me!
Lead foot
Push through

 Karl Heinz Euling 

May be  added to any late war German selectors containing Waffen SS units. Euling may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 190pts

Special rules

Euling was a very reassuring character, his men could be confident that their lives were not being risked unnecesserily. Any unit within command range of Euling can re roll for all order and morale tests

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range (as major)

Soviet special characters

Commisar Potemkin 



May be  added to any Soviet selector. Commisar may be acompanied by up to two men (10pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: regular
Slot: Commisar
Cost: 50pts

Special rules

Rally to the colours: All friendly infantry and artillery units within 12" can reroll failed Order test when ordered to Rally, In addition when Rally order is successfully issued the unit rolls two dices to determine the number of pins to be discarded and chooses higher result. However while unit carrying the flag has a Down or Ambush order dice on it the flag is kept hidden and has no effect;

I said no one step back: Whenever a friendly infantry or artillery unit fails an Order test (except for Rally, see above) within 6” of Commissar Potemkin, remove one model from the unit and re-roll the dice. If the second result is another fail, remove another model and take the test again. If the third test is another fail, remove another model and take the test again. If the fourth test is another fail, then the unit fails the order test as normal, and Potemkin and his unit are removed instead… you can only shoot your own side so many times before someone decides to return fire.

Vasily Zaitzev



May be  added to any mid-late war Soviet selector (since 1942). Zaitzev is a part of sniper team Armament: sniper rifle
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Sniper
Cost: 75pts


Special rules

Kill-shot: Zaitsev’s uncanny ability means that any shot he takes against infantry, artillery and soft skin vehicles will inflict damage on a roll of 2+ regardless of the target’s experience level.

Hide and sting: In accordance with his doctrine, on the turn after using a Fire or Ambush order to shoot Zaitsev must be given a Run or Advance order and change positions on the battlefield, If he makes an Advance move and does not take a fire action then he can turn his dice to Ambush mode

Team weapon, Sniper


Rosa Shanina 

May be  added to any mid-late war Soviet selector. Shanina is a part of sniper team
Armament: sniper rifle
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Sniper
Cost: 75pts

Special rules

Score a doublet. Shanina's ability to take multiple rapid shopts allows her to fire two shots (against the same unit) using the sniper rule if given a Fire order, including from Ambush

 Stubborn, Team weapon, Sniper

Khantayev Zis-3

May be  added to any East Front Soviet selector. Khantayev ia a part of ZiS-3 artillery unit
Armament: Zis-3 divisional gun
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: artillery
Cost: 110pts

Special rules

For the Motherland. At the begining of any game turn Soviet player may remove the ZIS-3 permanently and replace it with a Veteran infantry squad of 1NCO, and four men team armed with SMG

Versatile: Zis-3 can also fire as a light howitzer: Zis-3 can also fire as a light howitzer

Tough fighters

Team weapon, Fixed, Gun shield

US special characters

Charles Kelly

 

May be  added to any African or South European US selector. Kelly is not a team but instead may be added to one of your Regular Infantry squads (early or mid war) replacing NCO for the cost +30pts

Armament: BAR
Level  of training: Regular
Slot: infantry
Cost: +30pts

Special rules

Leader of men: Tough he is just a Corporal, Kelly confers his own unit a +4 bonus just like major.

Daniel Inouye 


May be  added to any African or South European US selector. Inouye may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 195pts

Special rules


Lead by example Inouye morale bonus is +4 and a range 12" as major

Charge; if US veteran infantry squad within 6 inches of Innuye including his own squad is ordered to run towards or charge the closest visible enemy any order test for the move is automatically passed as if the unit had rolled a double 1. all models in the unit must then be moved directly towards one of the models in the target unit and must make contact with the target unit if possible.

Audie Murphy 


May be  added to any late war US selector. Murphy as a 1st lieutnant and may replace an original platoon commander and be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Officer
Cost: 110pts

Special rules


Indomitable spirit: While Murphy is on table you get an additional order die in the cup. When you draw your last order die and all of your units have already been ordered you may use the order on Murphy's unit discarding the first order die they have received earlier that turn

Jose Mendoza Lopez


May be  added to any late war US selector containing army infantry. Murphy is a part of MMG team. Armament: MMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: MMG
Cost: 100pts

Special rules

Fire from the hip: López may fire the team's weapon on an Advance order, but if so it is treated as a light machine gun

Tough fighter: López is a tough fighter and may roll two dice during an assault. The remainder of his team only roll one die per man

Suicidal bravery: López and his team ignore all pin markers.

Team weapon, Fixed

Norman Dutch Cota 



May be  added to US beach assault selector, Normandy, D-Day Reinforced platoon US selectors. Cota may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 225pts

Special rules


Fearless: All friendly units within line of sight of Dutch Cota count as full strength (regardless of initial number of men in a unit)


Charmed Life: For every point of damage suffered by Dutch Cota roll a die on 4+ that point damage is ignored

Dick Winters - variant 1


May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Winters may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 150pts



Special rules


Any infantry unit within his command range benefit from stubborn range

Dick Winters - variant 2

May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Winters may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Higher command
Cost: 195pts


Special rules

Tactical Brilliance - his morale bonus is +4 and the range of his ability is 12"

We're paratroopers - we're supposed to be surrounded, all US veteran infantryand artillery units within range  of Winters morale bonus also gain Stubborn rule - if forced to check their morale when reduced to half strength, then they always test their full morale value ignoring pin markers

Harrison Summers



May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Summers may replace NCO of any aiborne squad for +35pts
Armament: SMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +35pts

Special rules

Mow'em down - Summers SMG has a rate of fire 3 instead of usual 2

Lead by example - his squad gains Tough fighter special rule

The seargent York of WWII - the squad he commands ignors all pins when making morale test and loses th bonus when the Summers is killed

James ‘Jake' McNiece

May be  added to any US selector containing pathfinder troops. McNiece may replce original NCO of pathfinder squad for additional +30pts
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +30pts

Special rules

Tough fighters: McNiece often hand-picked his squads from the toughest veterans in his unit. All Pathfinders in McNiece's squad are tough fighters.

Airborne legend: Whilst many officers and NCOs did not think much of McNiece, his influence over his own men was unquestionable. Any squad led by McNiece receives +1 to its morale value


James Magellas



May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. McNiece as a 1st lieutnant may replce present platoon commander and may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer
Cost: 105pts

Special rules

There's nothing like a courageous leader when it comes to encouraging troops in battle so any infantry unit in Magellas command range ignores pin markers when instructed to fire or to make assault

major Julian Cook


May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Cook be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 205pts



Special rules

Charismatic leader - any infantry units within command range of Cook also enjoy benetitof the Stubborn rule and ignore pin markers when carrying out Advance or Run order

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

Stubborn

Ronald Speirs


May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Speirs as a 1st lieutnant may replce present platoon commander and may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer
Cost: 175pts

Special rules

Natural leader: Speirs is treated as a Captain, even though his actual rank was that of Lieutenant.

A man with a reputation: Stories of Speirs' courage, killer instinct and brutality are rife within the US Airborne. Speirs inspires confidence in many, even fear in some. He may remove one pin marker per turn from a single friendly unit within 12" when he is activated each turn.

Unkillable: Speirs has survived many encounters, including a grenade explosion which only blasted apart his boot and his legendary runs through Foy. Whether it is skill, tenacity, raw strength or just luck, if Speirs is killed, roll a single D6 – on a 4+ he remains in play, unscrathed.

Turner Brashears Turnbull III

 

May be  added to any US selector containing Airborne troops. Turnbull as a lieutnant may replce present platoon commander and may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer
Cost: 145pts

Special rules

Natural leader: Turnbull is treated as a Captain, even though his actual rank was that of Lieutenant.

Defensive tactician - Turnbull after both sides have deployed in any scenario redeploy one of his units within 12" of its current position. This redeployment must remain within unit's deployment zone as set in the scenario bring played


John Basilone



May be  added to any US Marine Corps selector. Basilone is not a team, but instead may be added to one of your MMG teams, replacing the gunner, for the cost +60
Armament: MMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: MMG
Cost: +60pts


Special rules

Gunny: Though he is a sergeant, John Basilone confers friendly units within 6” a +1 morale bonus, just like a second lieutenant. In addition, his MMG team does not have the Team Weapon and Fixed rules!

Chesty Puller 

 



May be  added to any US Marine Corps selector. Puller may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 265pts


Special rules

Semper Fidelis! Puller’s Morale bonus is +4 and the range of his ability is 12”;

Naval Fire Support: Puller can request an artillery barrage once per game, exactly like a Forward Artillery Observer.


Polish special characters

 

Konrad Guderski



May be  added to Obrona  Poczty Gdanskiej selector as a 1st lieutnant (porucznik). Guderski and may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer
Cost: 95pts

Special rules

Determined: Guderski's morale bonus is +2

They shall not pass: Guderski may set off a grenade instead of firing a weapon as part of Fire or Advance order. This causes every model within a radius of 3" of Guderski (including himself) to take a hit with a +1 Pen value

Edmund Orlik


 

May be  added to any 1939 polish selector containing TKS.  
Armament: hull mounted light autocannon (TKS)

Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Armored car
Cost: 140pts

Special rules

Fierce Ambush: the tankette may fire its main gun twice against the same or two different targets whenever it fires from ambush

Recce

Tank war special abilities (to use once per game each):

Eye for terrain - The vehicle may hide (as if it was using the hidden deployment rules provided it endsits move in cover at least 12" away from any enemy

Deadeye - Add +3 to any shot's to hit modifier

Eagle eye - the vehicle may react by shooting first at an attacker to which it has line of sight when it is nominated as a target of a ranged attack or assault

Skill shot - Add +3 to penetration value of any shot

colonel Stanisław Maczek 

 

May be  added to 1939 Polish containing 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade units. Maczek may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 170pts

Special rules

Tactical Brilliance - his morale bonus is +4 and the range of his ability is 12"

Inspirational mechanised leader - any vehicle using his morale bonus for an order check can reroll it if the first attempt fails

gen Stanisław Sosabowski


May be  added to British selector containing Polish paratroopers. Sosabowski may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 190pts


Special rules

Inspirational and fearsome - Units within command range of Sosabowski can ignore all pins if ordered to move to a close assault - measure the range first, and if the unit is in range it automatically passes the order to assault, regardless of number of pins

Leading value: +4 morale bonus within 12" range

French  special characters

Jean Bulle


May be  added to any French early war selector. As a 1st lieutnant may replace original platoon commander and may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: As depicted on model, or LMG for 20pts (another soldier is aloader)
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer 
Cost: 100pts

Special rules

Skis - ignores movementpenalties for snow and other winter conditions,

True grit - inspirational leadership motivates his men to act int hace of the harshest conditions. Any platoon including Bulle which suffers Frostbite casualties may ignore one casualty of the French player's choice

Louis Brindejonc

May be  added to any French early war selector.Brindejonc is a part of Light Anti tank gun team.

Armament: light AT
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: artillery
Cost: 70

Special Rules

Resolute defenders - Brindejonc gun crew demonstrated a calm resolve in the face of the overhelming odds. They may ignore effects of having one pin marker assigned to them, so any activation of the unit when only one pin marker is present results in this pin being shed automaticly. Further pin markers act as normal (two pin markers still counts as two and so on).

Gun shield, Tem weapon, Fixed

Pierre Billotte

 

 

May be  added to any French early war selector. Bilotte is a Char B1 commander
Armament: Char B1
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: tank/SP gun
Cost: 314

Special Rules

Exceptional commander - the normal one man turret rule does not apply to his Char B1. It is not neccessary to make an order test when issuing on Advance order if the tank is not pinned.

Slow, Armored all around

Tank war skills (to use once per game each):
Push through, Adrenaline Rush, Strict discipline, Lucky

Italian special characters

 Tenente Scalise

 

May be  added to any Italian selector from Africa. Scalise is a commander of Semovente 75/18 tank destroyer
Armament: forward facing hull mounted medium anti tank gun (Semovente 75/18)

Level  of training: veteran
Slot: command vehicle
Cost: 242

Special rules

Command vehicle
Vulnerable
HE: instead of causin D2 HE hits, an HE shell causes H6 hits.

Skills (Tank war):
Follow me!
Motivational leader
Hair trigger
Crank head


Finnish special characters 

Lauri Torni



May be  added to any Finnish selecotr as a platoon commander (1st lieutnant) Torni may be acompanied by up to two men (13pts each)


Armament: SMG, anti tank grenades
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: officer
Cost: 200pts

Special rules

Lead by example - he has +4  morale bonus,

Skis - no panalty for snow momovement and other winter conditiona

Move unseen - Torni and his men are master of unconventional warfare  and stealth, therefore whenever they are in cover from the fire of enemy unit they count as Hidden as described in Ruebook

Behind Enemy lines - when outflanking as describe+J85d in rulebook the unit may enter from either the left/right table edge as normal, or even from the enemy own table edge,

Medics - always acts as a medic within 6",

Tank hunter

Fanatic

Simo Hayha


May be  added to any Finnish selector. His a part of sniper team  
Armament: sniper rifle and SMG
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Sniper
Cost: 75pts


Special rules

Skis - Hayha ignores movementpenalties for snow and other winter conditions,

Trained huntsman - as long as Hayha has a Ambush order die next to him he can re roll morale check. Also when he opens fire from Ambush, he gains an additional +1 to bonus cumulative with the +1 for being sniper,

Master of the Hunt - as an experienced hunter Hayha can move into an Ambush position. He is allowed to make an Advance move and if he does not take a fire action then  he can turn his dice into Ambush;

The White Death - if he fails to cause damage on his target Simo may reroll the dice  the second result stands


Japanese special characters

 

Kenshiro


 

May be present in any Japanese selectors. Kenshiro is not a team, but instead may be added to one of your IJA Infantry squad, IJA Veteran Infantry squad or Bamboo Spear Fighter squad, replacing their normal NCO, for the cost of +50pts
Armament: rifle
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: +50pts

Special rules

In close quarters against infantry and artillery, Kenshiro rolls five dice, and the men in his squad (personally trained by Kenshiro every day) roll three each


Takeichi Nishi 


May be added to any Japanese selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: pistol and sword
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 175pts


Special rules

Master Horseman: While mounted, Nishi has four attacks in assaults and moves 12” in an Advance and 24” at a Run. If dismounted, he has three attacks in assaults.


Tadamichi Kuribayashi 

May be added to any Japanese selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 0pts


Special rules

Master Tactician: Kuribayashi’s Morale bonus is +5 and the range of his ability is 12”

Don’t waste your life! If your force includes Kuribayashi and as long as Kuribayashi is alive, no friendly units can use the Banzai Charge special rule.

 

Tsukamoto


May be added to any Japanese selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 185pts

Special rules

Push down until they drop Tsukamoto priority wants to get the job done no matter what the cost he had little affectation for his man only loyalty to his superiors any force which includes Tsukamoto my ignore the effects of tropical hazards

Make the enemy pay for every yard and in Japanese unit within 6 inches Tsukamoto becomes stubborn


Tetsuo Ogawa

May be added to any Japanese selector as a platoon commander (2nd lieutnant) May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 75pts

Special rules

Inspiring leader Ogawa had clearly won the admiration and respect of the men under his command If he is used to activate another unit which has pin markers that unit automatically passes its order check and loses a single pin marker. However If Ogawa is killed any friendly unit within 6 inches immediately suffers 1 pin marker.stubborn

Tough fighter

 

Hungarian special characters 

 

Edomer Tassonyi 

 

May be added to any Hungarian selector where hungarian paratroopers are available. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 275pts


Special rules


Lead from the Front: All Hungarian Parachute Assault Sections within 12” of Major Tassonyi given an order to make an Assault will automatically be treated as having passed the test, with one pin lost as normal.

Zero in On My Position: Once per game Major Tassonyi may call down an artillery strike in exactly the same way as a Forward Artillery observer, however, the aiming point must be placed within 12” of the Major himself and cannot be a smoke bombardment.

 

Partsans special characters

 

Simone Segouin 


May be added to any late war partisan selector. May be part of partisan infantry squad of 5 (Simone +4).
Armament: SMG, rest of the team: rifles
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: infantry
Cost: 85pts


Special rules


Partisans: This squad must always be hels in reserve, even on scenarios taht don't use reserves.  When this squad enters the table it can enterfrom any point along any table edge

Tank hunters


Chinese special characters 

 

Sun Li Jen

 

May be added to any Chinese Nationalist selector. May be acompanied by up to 2 men (13pts each).
Armament: as depicted on model
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: higher command
Cost: 220pts

Special rules


Sun's morale bonus is +5 and range of this ability is 12"

All friendly infantry unist starting an Advance or Run movement in Sun's command range receive an additional 3" of movement

 

Tung Chi-Yuan 

May be  added to any Chinese Nationalist selector. Chi-Yan is a part of sniper team
Armament: sniper rifle
Level  of training: veteran
Slot: Sniper
Cost: 75pts

Special rules


Kill-shot: will inflict damage on infantry artillery and soft skin vehicles on a roll of 2+ regardless of the target’s experience level.