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Cold War Commander (1st Edition)

Cold War Commander is an exciting wargame that allows you to re-create battles from the First Indo-China War right up to the present day using miniatures on a tabletop. Command anything from a company right up to a division and get a result in 2-3 hours without becoming bogged-down in detail. Suitable for any scale miniatures from 2mm right up to 28mm (including 6mm, 1/285, 10mm, 12mm, N Scale, 15mm and 20mm) and no re-basing required.

The rules come as a 140-page A4-sized book (either a print-on-demand monochrome book or a full-colour electronic PDF document) with over 60 pictures that illustrate how to play the game. These feature real miniatures as you see them on the gaming table. You also get a double-sided A4-sized quick reference sheet.

The game can be played at one of two levels: 1 base = 1 Platoon (the scale the game was designed for) or 1 base = 1 Squad or Individual Vehicle. The ground scale is 1cm = 20m or 1cm = 10m respectively. One turn represents up to 30 minutes of real-life action.

Main Features

The main features of the game include:

  • command system that emphasizes the fog of war in a simple but effective manner
  • the same mechanism for casualty resolution throughout
  • rules for infantry, tanks, artillery, aircraft, helicopters, missiles, engineers and fortifications
  • flexible figure ratio meaning a base of infantry represents either a section or a platoon
  • minimal set-up time - simply assemble your forces and play
  • unique points system that allows for unequal forces but an equal chance of victory
  • 33 well presented army lists for 28 nations covering 13 conflicts
  • 16 generic scenarios suitable for any nation & theatre
  • suitable for solo, 2-player & multi-player games at home, club, or tournament
  • one double-sided quick reference sheet included
  • no supplements - all you need to play in one book

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Conflicts Covered

  1. Cold War 1946-90 (America, Britain, China, France, Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact, West Germany)
  2. First Indochina War 1948-54 (France, Viet Minh)
  3. Korean War 1950-53 (Communists, United Nations)
  4. Arab-Israeli Wars 1956-82 (Arabs, Israel)
  5. Vietnam War 1957-75 (America, South Vietnam, North Vietnam)
  6. Indo-Pakistan Wars 1965-71 (India, Pakistan)
  7. Angolan War 1975-90 (Angola, South Africa)
  8. Ogaden War 1977-78 (Ethiopia, Somalia)
  9. Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 (Mujahideen, Soviet Union)
  10. Iran-Iraq War 1980-88 (Iran, Iraq)
  11. Falklands War 1982 (Argentina, Britain)
  12. Gulf Wars 1991-03 (America, Britain, France, Iraq)
  13. Modern 1991+ (America, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia)

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Andrew D July 03, 2021 8:51 am UTC
Cold War Commander II should be published in 2021.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2017.