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Squad Hammer Core - Peoples Edition

Suggested Price $9.99

Welcome to Squad Hammer!

Squad Hammer is a simple, fast playing and tactical set of "Friendly rules": Perfect for getting some old miniatures off that shelf and on to the gaming table.

Game play is simple to explain without lacking options and is perfectly suited to Beer&Pretzels night or a club game.

Units are typically squads of infantry, single vehicles or big monsters. 

All mechanics use plain six sided dice, with morale and damage combined into a single tracking mechanism.  

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Squad Hammer is the core system used in other of our titles, including Trench Hammer and our premium WW2 rules Hammer of Democracy.

While each title is subtly different, you will be able to transition between them with ease. 

Core is a polished up and stream lined version of the original Squad Hammer rules set, focusing on giving you the key tools you need to play. If you want more mechanics and ideas, you can always expand later.

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Note that this version is PAY WHAT YOU WANT. You can grab it for any amount you feel is fair. We've put 9.99 as a suggested price to support continued development, but go ahead and read through the game first, then come back and throw some money at us once you've seen what the rules can do.

What is the Peoples Edition?

Simply put, this version includes a license allowing you to base your own game material on the Squad Hammer Core mechanics. Create army lists, expansion content or even your own games using our rules as a base and distribute them for free or commercially.

You are also welcome to share this game with your friends (though we encourage you to have them download it from here, so they get notified of future updates).

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Update on September 5 2021

The download now includes the original Squad Hammer rulebook as well. 

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GLENN B September 12, 2021 7:56 pm UTC
email notice stating v1.06 but first page from download states v1.05. Which is it?
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Ivan S September 12, 2021 7:56 pm UTC
Im a dummy and always forget to update the version number in the book. I'll fix it momentarily. The file is correct otherwise.
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Ivan S March 12, 2021 10:46 pm UTC
Players should note that stats for zombie mobs are available on the new Squad Hammer Units blog
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Ivan S January 26, 2021 12:45 am UTC
The rules have been updated to include mission generation.
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