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October Hammer. RCW gaming on the cheap!
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October Hammer. RCW gaming on the cheap!

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Reds, Whites, anarchists, nationalists, Freikorps, Polish army. 

The Russian Civil War is a fascinating period to war game and with October Hammer you can do so easily, quickly and without a huge investment.

October Hammer is what we call a "Mini Miniatures Game": A game that is playable with simple rules, a small collection of figures and for a low price of entry.

Using the same game engine as Squad Hammer and Trench Hammer, the rules are aimed at Beer & Pretzels gaming but with plenty of chrome.

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The core mechanics are simple and can be taught in minutes.

Games are intended to be short, allowing you to get a rematch the same evening, even with multiple participants.

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Rules cover:

Various troop types from machine guns to partisans to armored cars.

Optional and advanced rules to customize your game.

Campaign and scenario set up rules.

Army lists for 15 different forces, allowing you to quickly generate a force through a combination of random roll and selection systems.

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Playable with both individual figures and with figures organized on troop stands.

You can begin a new war gaming period without owning more than a few stands worth of troops.

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

80's nostalgia look.

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Compatible with the Squad Hammer generic rules available here and Trench Hammer available here

A reference sheet will be made available shortly.

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andy C September 11, 2020 1:02 am UTC
Hi, can you tell me which army lists are included in this set.
Cheers. Andy
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andy C September 11, 2020 1:40 am UTC
Cheers Ivan
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Magnus A October 27, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
I just got the rules. Looks promising!
When giving them a fast read I saw that Artillery does 2 Damage. That seems a bit weak, since a Leader does 1 Damage and a Rifle unit 1D6. Is it a typo on page 17?
Should it be maybe 2d6, 1d6+2 or maybe even 2d3?

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Magnus A October 27, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
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Slorm C January 20, 2019 11:12 pm UTC
After reading the rules twice times, I can't find where is said the range of the weapons. I can see the range for the firefights, but nothing to define the different ranges of the weapons. Are they unlimited?
In affirmative case, to my mind, it is necessary to have the battle board plenty of scenery, doesn't it?
Thanks in advanced
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This title was added to our catalog on December 30, 2017.