Battlefront WW2

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Battleground is a set of rules for company to battalion level miniature wargames of World-War Two. The rules may be used for earlier and later conflicts, possibly with some modifications. The game is easy to learn, and yet requires thoughtful strategy for excellent play. Battleground was designed as a fun game, not a simulation of actual warfare. Basic and optional rules cover most aspects of WW2 ground warfare, including simple vehicle and artillery rules, cavalry, smoke, visibility at night, flares, minefields, mine clearing, prisoners, medics, low altitude air-attacks.

The order of movement and firing phases is regulated by playing cards drawn from a poker deck, including jokers. If clubs are drawn, the Axis player may fire all his units. If hearts are drawn the Allied player fires. Diamonds or spades allow the Axis or Allied player to move all his units. Depending on the order of the cards drawn, one player may move first, and fire later, or vice versa. When an Ace of a particular suit is drawn, the owning player may move or fire only one of his units. This action may be the players only move or firing action for that turn, if the ace was drawn as the first card of that suit. Otherwise, the single action may be executed in addition to an earlier move or fire action. A complete game turn ends when all four suits have been drawn, or it may end prematurely, if a joker is drawn. The randomess of the card play phase adds a lot of excitement to the game.


  • Titel: Battlefront WW2
  • Epoche: Zweiter Weltkrieg
  • Typ: Taktische Gefechtssimulation
  • Zeitmaßstab: 1 Spielrunde = 10 Minuten
  • Geländemaßstab: 1:1440 (1 Zoll = 40 Yards)
  • Truppenmaßstab: 1 Stand = 1 Gruppe mit 6 bis 15 Soldaten
  • Basengröße: 29 × 22 mm für zwei 1:100 Figuren
    32 × 25 für zwei 1:72 Figuren
  • Panzerdurchschlagsleistung:
    • Sherman gegen Lingèvres-Panther: x % pro Spielzug
  • Autoren: Greg Lyle, Rich Hasenauer, et. al.
  • Format: 84 Seiten, broschierte Ausgabe
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Verlag: Fire and Fury Games
  • Publiziert: 2000


  1. Introduction
  2. What you need, 1 Seite
  3. Your infantry units, 1 Seite
  4. Sequence of play, 2 Seiten
  5. Movement, 2 Seiten
  6. Shooting, 4 Seiten
  7. Melee, 2 Seiten
  8. Terrain, Buildings, Emplacements, 1 Seite
  9. Additional rules, 4 Seiten
  10. Advanced and optional rules, 2 Seiten
  11. Scenario design, 1 Seite
  12. Scenarios, 2 Seiten

Battleground is a fun and easy wargame for beginners and experienced players alike. The sequence of movement and firing is randomly determined by a card draw phase which adds a lot of excitement to the game.

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