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COLD WAR3! Rules for Modern Warfare 1960-1990

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COLD WAR3! Rules for Modern Warfare 1960-1990

Fully revised 4th Edition of COLD WAR3! infact, so revised and shiny and new it's a completley NEW book!

Includes rules for combined arms using artillery, armour, mechanised, aircraft and support troops (such as engineers and medical personnel). Rules for the electronic battlefield, nuclear, biological & chemical battlefield. Recovering and repairing 'knockled out' vehicles; building bridges, defences, trenches and repairing defences. Fighting in buildings, built up areas and in a contaminated environment. Rules are included for paratroopers, recconnaissance elements, assaults and close-combat (even assaulting tanks if you are so inclined). A flexible figure scale of anything from 6mm right through to 54mm (with it optimised for 15mm) can be used with a flexible ground scale that can take in the vast ranges of modern artillery. Included are rules for conducting air support missions, air-to-air combat, air-to-ground attacks, helicopter operations, anti-aircraft artillery and missiles. Rules are also included for morale and their effect on our little model soldiers. Wounds and recovery of those (using medics if you've paid for them!)

Rules for various armours such as Chobham, Dorchester, ERA bricks, BAR armour and all manner of nasties thsat can defeat those armours including 2nd generation (Top-Attack.Tandem Warhead) ATGM's such as Improved TOW II and the Russian Svir missiles. 

this new version includes the following NEW TO&E's:

A complete BAOR (British Army of the Rhine)/NORTHTAG battlegroup for the 14th/20th Royal Hussars and Royal Green Jackets; including Chieftain Mk.V Tanks, Fv432 APC, Abbot and M-109 Self-Propelled Guns, RAMC Medical Teams, 9th/12th Lancers Reccee Teams (in Scorpion AFV), Swingfire ATGM, Blowpipe and Rapier SAM and 661st Squadron Army Air Corps in Lynx HELARM and the Royal Air Force with shiny Harrier GR.III and Lightning Ground Attack Aircraft.

For the Soviet Forces we have the 3rd Shock Armies 10th Guards Armoured Divisions: with T80u and T-64bv tanks, BMP-1 and BMP-2 APC's, BTR-70's and of course a whole plethora of artillery such as the BM-21, BM-27, 2s1 and 2s3 artillery, anti-aircraft artillery such as the Tunguska, ZSU-23-4 and the ZSU-23-2 AA guns, the Soviet Air Force flying Su-25 Frogfoots and even Mil-Mi-8 Hip attack helicopters!

All in all this is a slightly slimmer tome, but packed with awesome goodies and all new colour photographs and illustrations.

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Manuel P April 10, 2022 3:30 am UTC

I have purchased 3rd edition rules.... When a new edition of the rules is released, it is automatically updated in the library... With Cold War 3..... Do I have to buy the new edition of the rules again? Is there an update pack
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dean W April 10, 2022 5:47 am UTC
If you pass us your email I shall send you thevuodate, if its not in your library.
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glynn G January 05, 2022 4:15 pm UTC
Hi there, just downloaded these from the vault and looking forward to reading - I’m wondering if there might be a bit missing from the download package though. The banner / subtitle is ‘contains full army lists for the US and Soviet forces’ - I don’t see this but as the file is named ‘part one’ wondered if there was another file that should have been included. Many thanks G
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dean W September 18, 2021 10:22 am UTC
Mistake on page 82, reads L7 105mm gun for the Chieftain...
this SHOULD read L11a2 120mm gun! OOOPS!
Corrected. corrected PDF now available in anyone who has purchased it library
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Sava T July 03, 2021 2:04 am UTC
Is there opportunity fire?
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dean W September 18, 2021 10:13 am UTC
There is to some extent; overwatch fire and AAA/SAM/Aircraft fire, etc.
See the FREE Quick reference Sheet for an idea of how the game mechanics work ;)
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todd M March 06, 2021 2:44 am UTC
How does a turn play out? The preview really doesn't reveal much on how the game plays. Will the future TO&E's be free or for purchase?
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dean W September 18, 2021 10:12 am UTC
Apologies for not seeing this sooner
Download the FREE (two page) Quick Reference Sheet for an idea of how the game plays :)
Unfortunately I cannot give away the TO&E's for free; these will be available at a cost -however I do run sales events pretty regularly so keep an eye out
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jason C February 17, 2021 3:09 am UTC
where will we have TO&E and Army lists for the US forces?
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dean W February 18, 2021 7:34 pm UTC
The US Forces is comming next, 1960 to 1990, so three decades of goodiness!
The Soviets full TO&E wil lalso be released at the same time covering 1960 to 1990
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Kenneth K February 15, 2021 12:17 am UTC
What is the scale? 1 tank miniature = 1 tank or 1 platoon of tanks or something else?

What distinguishes these rules from the other sets that cover the same topic?
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Michael C February 16, 2021 7:14 am UTC
From the preview: one solider figure = 1 soldier and one tank/gun/vehicle = 1 tank/gun/vehicle
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dean W February 18, 2021 7:39 pm UTC
The scale is 6mm to 1:35th!* With it being 1:1 -but can be scaled if you wish to have larger games (i.e use 1x Platoon as 1xCompany). The usual playing forces is 1 x battlegroup (Battalion sized with support) each side; or as per the scenario suggests.

Coming soon will be the US forces, Soviet forces and the VdV (with Special Forces and the 3rd Infantry Division (US 3ID) with a special campaign -including rules for air assaults, parachuting, para-landing and airborne assaults using UH-60, Mil-Mi-8 and Mil-Mi-24 Hind-E -and Il-76 transporters.

*not as insane as it sounds and no, you don't need a playing area the size of several football fields, but can be used for the skirmish rules coming soon (BERLIN '83).
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dean W February 19, 2021 5:12 pm UTC
More realism, faster play, more options on equipment and tru to life ORBATS
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