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Trench Hammer. WW1 fighting on the cheap

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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 what we call a "Mini Miniatures Game" : A game that is playable with only a few pages of rules and with a small collection of figures.

Using the game engine of Squad Hammer, these rules are aimed at beer&pretzels war gaming.

Starting with a platoon each, once you have played a few times, you could easily field a full 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.

Everything you need to play low-level infantry battles in under 40 pages. This includes options, advanced rules and just enough chrome to wet the appetite.

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Playable both with individually based figures and figures organized in troop stands.

You can get into a new war gaming period without buying a ton of miniatures. 

The rules are laid out to be screen and print friendly.

80's nostalgia look.

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Compatible with the Squad Hammer generic war game rules available here and the Russian Civil War version available here

 
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Fernando C January 10, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
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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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Ivan S January 10, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
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A: No specific solo rules included but the rules are so simple, it wouldn't be a hassle at all.

B: No, it's completely stand alone.
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
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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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Ivan S January 06, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
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I definitely missed that, I am dreadfully sorry.

Line of sight as you suggest.
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
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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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Ivan S January 06, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Being able to get into a period without having to build a huge army was a big part of our motivation.

Nothing against the big, mega-games but I find that being able to get your toys on the table helps motivate painting and collecting more :-)
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Tamás L January 06, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
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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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Ivan S December 22, 2017 11:39 pm UTC
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Sometimes the site search can get a bit strange with new releases I’ve noticed.
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