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Old School Tactical


Old School Tactical is the first in a dynamic series of fresh, tactical wargames. OST simulates, through an easily-learned game system, small unit engagements on the Eastern Front during 1941-42.119c932703861c61421cc82b33d5380d?AccessK

Two players contest each scenario using counters representing the soldiers, guns, and vehicles that fought these desperate battles. On each turn play goes back and forth between the sides as Impulse Points are spent to enable a player's forces to act. When the battle is over, casualty and victory points are tallied and a victor is declared.

But we said, "system," didn't we? And a system it is. Eastern Front 1941-42 is just the first game using Shayne Logan's Old School Tactical (OST).

Infantry target other soft units and attack using their Firepower value against the target’s Defense value. The attack can be modified by Leadership, support weapons and terrain effects. And when things get intense, Assault moves into enemy hexes result in deadly Close Combat. Dice rolls are made using the Infantry Combat Table and results are implemented.10973f9f467c718b389cfc346d2ab16b?AccessK

Attacking armored vehicles requires a roll to Hit the vehicle at range.  If a Hit is scored, the Firepower value of the attacker’s gun is used against the target’s front or flank Defense value.  Dice rolls are made using the Vehicle Combat Table and results are enforced. Vehicles may also use their HE Firepower value and secondary armaments directly against soft targets using the Infantry Combat Table.

Game includes:

  • 5 sheets of unit, weapon, vehicle, and condition counters.
  • 2, large 30" x 41" mounted game maps, hexes are 1".
  • luck cards, such as Shell Shocked, Evasive Maneuvers, Field Repair, and Tank Hunters.
  • 5 sheets of unit data cards.
  • 24 scenarios.
  • page color rule book.
  • player aid card.

(This game contains large files.)

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Matthew W March 19, 2024 11:30 pm UTC
Will this be updated to second edition? Thanks in advance
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mark W March 20, 2024 1:10 pm UTC
Yes we will update this, but we do not have an expected completion date yet!
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Matthew W March 20, 2024 11:18 pm UTC
Roger that
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Neil B October 29, 2022 3:48 pm UTC
I bought this recently (October 2022).
The maps are in single sheets (poster size possibly). I had to ask a friend to print using pdf software that 'cut' the sheet into sections for printing at home. I think the software was the free version of something like adobe...not sure.
Not sure what is meant by counters being 'fixed'. They seemed ok to me.
Hope that helps.

PS: if you don't mind the shameless self-promotion I posted a video of how everything looks once printed at home
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Pete J January 13, 2023 4:50 pm UTC
Very helpful, thanks Neil.
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J-f G March 07, 2022 12:51 pm UTC

is that 2nd print files ?
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Tom D August 31, 2021 4:10 pm UTC
Can someone who bought this game can confirm that maps are PNP-8.5x11.pdf? And counters are fixed too? Thank you.
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Andreas P August 20, 2021 2:49 pm UTC
are the maps in Vol 1 in format PNP-8.5x11.pdf for printing?
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Brad G January 12, 2021 3:44 am UTC
Is this what constitutes OST Volume I in the info on the Stalingrad expansion?

Incidentally, only the US and Canada use Letter format, the rest of we lesser mortals in the world uses A4!
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Marco H January 11, 2021 4:28 pm UTC
Apparently there are issues with printing formats (no A4-compliant PDF, only Letter or whatever else; and some counters wrong)... until these are clearly addressed and stated, I will wait, as I don't feel like correcting that myself.
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Mark M November 06, 2020 1:13 am UTC
Seems like not a lot of sales support here on the drive thru. Here it is, about a year later, and the product is on Deal of the Day again. No updates on previews, updates, or questions regarding maps.

For those who may be looking for a review, I did find this which may be helpful to you:
There are brief glimpses of the content.
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Luca R September 11, 2020 1:52 pm UTC
Please, for European customer all file in A4 format.
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Robert C August 01, 2020 2:38 pm UTC
How do you print maps on regular printer 8.511 or
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Mark M November 19, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
Kind of a pricey PnP if it still contains all of the issues mentioned in the review. Having no preview makes me not want to take a chance on this one, so I'm passing it by on Deal of the Day.
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Charles C May 22, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
Mark Walker: I have enjoyed the whole process around the PDF of the OST games set. I enjoy the process of assembling the components and uses wooden scrabble tiles to mount the units. Since the original PDF includes the units necessary for the Stalingrad variant, is there any chance that the map will be available for purchase? It seems impossible to find on the secondary market.
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mark W April 04, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Hi Adrian,

Thanks for asking. The Stalingrad expansion isn't part of the base game. We apologize for any textual errors and always strive to do better, they do not, however, interfere with what is a great game.
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Adrian R April 02, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Just curious if the issues mentioned by the reviewer have been resolved yet.
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