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Blitzkrieg Commander 4 has become our preferred set of WW2 rules for operational level scenarios. BKC 2 revolves around its command system, which while simple in concept, is very effective for this level of combat. The rules cover close assaults, scheduled bombardments, engineering, and more in an organized fashion that makes the system easy to grasp and highly suitable for group play. There are extensive army lists that cover the period from the Spanish Civil War to the end of WW2 with stats for every vehicle, artillery piece, or type of infantry that served in the war. Very similar to the Warmaster system, so if you've played that you can transition quickly to BKC 4. The third edition was a complete disaster, so this is the 4th edition of the rules, which recently arrived and are pretty good so far.

BKC IV: Russian Counterattack


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We now have forces to play several periods during WW2 for BKC IV. However, everyone seems to really like the 1941-42 winter battles, so a Russian counterattack scenario was set up for our regular gaming session. The Russians had two tank brigades, with both set up on different sides of the river and with the aim of securing the river bridge. This would allow Russian forces trapped on the other side to escape the German advance. The Germans had several small commands that were being rushed to this sector as fast as possible and they had a small battlegroup already deployed in the town and across the bridge. The Russians did a fantastic job with their scheduled artillery and at first it looked like there might not be enough Germans to slow down this armored juggernaut. However, the German command values really came into play, allowing the Germans multiple activations while the Russians started to have some bad command rolls. German artillery pounded the accompanying Russian infantry while the German armor started to find the range in the various tank duels.The Russians kept pouring their armor forward on both sides of the river, but ran into heavy resistance. There was a final two turn massive armor slugfest, but at the end most of the Russian armor was burning and the Germans won the scenario.

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