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Trench Hammer. WW1 fighting on the cheap


The War to end all wars didn't end war... but with Trench Hammer you'll be able to play a game to completion in one sitting!

Trench Hammer is aimed at letting you play out a fun, exciting world war 1 scenario in a simple evening without being bogged down by overly complicated mechanics. Using the game engine from my popular Squad Hammer rules the game is easy to learn and teach and players can quickly command up to a company each.

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Rules included cover:

Guidelines for simple war games campaigns.

Tank rules.

Details on organization for late-war German and British platoons.

3 scenarios as well as a random objective table.

A number of advanced and optional rules.

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The rules can be played with individually based figures or with troop stands. If you have troops already based for games such as Through the mud and the bloodGreat War Spearhead or Over the Top you will be able to use your armies right away.

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Please note that the rules are being updated to a 2nd edition. When you purchase the game you will find two files. The one labelled V2 is a living document that will be updated as the project goes on expanding and improving the rules. 
A change log is included in the back of that rulebook so you can keep track. 

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Darryl S November 29, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Has there been any expansion information to include American and French platoon organizations?
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Fernando C January 10, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Hi, Not sure if I missed this but: A- Is this solo friendly? and, B- Do you need squad hammer[or other product] to play? Thanks.
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Hello Ivan, asked this on your blog as well, but maybe you've missed it. What's the default range for rifles? I assume based on the small size of the table it should be infinite, but better safe than sorry.
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Great, thank you very much!

Played some rounds and enjoyed the game. Finally I can field all those figures I collected for the period.
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
It certainly helped as I picked up enough figures yesterday for an early war French and German army from HaT and Zvezda...also, for a basic British platoon I only need to paint like 10-15 figures and it's done. Really cool, and I'll definitely keep a more close eye on your other releases.
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Andrew M December 22, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Strangely, I could find no trace of this when I searched for it after reading your newsletter, and had to resort to pasting in the link. I look forward to trying this out at some point, though not immediately as I have a backlog of printing to get done.
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