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The Armored Fist: Combined Arms Combat in the Second World War
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Armored Fist: a rule system for squad and individual vehicle all-arms combat during World War Two.

Suitable for company to battalion-sized actions during the Second World War, this system can simulate both infantry and combined arms operations and give realistic outcomes to combats early and late in the conflict. Simulate the real tactical choices that confronted commanders in every period of the conflict.

Core concepts are the alternating player turn, detection, defensive fire during the active player’s movement, and unit cohesion. This game is related to Modern Armor, a simulation of post-World War Two combined arms combat.  The figure scale is a single vehicle or squad of infantry, with a turn covering (very) roughly five minutes of combat. The rules are written to allow hex or map measurement, with one unit of distance equaling 50 meters. Typical scale is 1”=50m as a decent compromise between the scale of micro-armor figures and playing spaces. 

Included in this title:

  • Complete Rule System, including vehicle and equipment charts
  • Combat Tables
  • Game Counters and Artillery Templates
  • Quick Play and Historical Scenarios covering 1939 to 1945

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Walter M April 13, 2018 3:00 am UTC
The Armored Fist Version 2!

We’re pleased to announce an overhaul of the rules and tables for Armored Fist. In addition to cleaner, expanded rules for m any sections: building damage, fires, counter-battery fire, and new optional rules covering sandbag armor and brittle German steel.
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Walter M March 27, 2018 1:16 pm UTC
I see that Battlefront has named a new Flames of War expansion "Armoured Fist." Obviously, there is no connection between this rule-set and FoW.
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Walter M March 27, 2018 1:23 pm UTC
but for the record I was here first.
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Walter M November 16, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
The print edition and some of the Rule PDF files omit this rather critical paragraph:

Scale: 1"=50m — a compromise between the scale of 1/285th figures and playing spaces.
Throughout these rules, rolling one die is referred to as dr, and rolling two dice is DR. A low roll is almost always the desired result.

Thank you to the gentleman who pointed this out to me.
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This title was added to our catalog on November 26, 2016.