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Iron Cross - Vol I Infantry Rules - Second Edition

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The game “Iron Cross” was born out of the desire of a group of “wargamers” from the 70s / 80s to simulate their historical battles from WWII, made in the past with maps and tokens, using this time miniatures and 3D scenarios suitable to represent small and medium scale tactical actions. We started in 2004, with the launch of our 1st — edition and in the following two years, with the publication of several modules for the system.
The system stopped in 2007, due to some problems with the miniatures and the need to rewrite the rules, since they were already well changed, due to the publication of several articles and modules by us. We left the game in the public hands for a long time, and in this year 2020, we are back in action.

We´ve been wanting to make small changes to the system for a few years now, mainly with regards to the measurement scales and the introduction of the Suppression Fire mechanic. In this new edition we will make this more realistic, in addition to working on three different booklets in our system. However for you who play our first edition, our material remains 100% compatible, as we believe that changes should not harm our old material.That’s why we’re going to work with our players to keep the gameplay original and above all fun.

The main changes we would like to point out are the following:

- Changing the metric system from cm to inches

- 3 rules booklets will be published; the first for infantry, the second for armored vehicles and artillery, the third for special or advanced rules, which we are developing.
This decision was made as we try to bring greater modularization to our system and thus increase the playability and reach for both new and veteran players.

- The scale adopted will be 1/300, but we intend to address the 15mm scale in the future, as it is very popular among gamers.

This is the first booklet: Infantry Rules. Game will always be in the pay what you want modality, but if you can contribute to our work, we appreciate it. We are wargame players like you who are reading these rules. We want to bring you the best and provide hours of fun at your gaming tables.

These initial set contains:

- German, USA, French, Japan, Soviet, British, Italian and Poland 6mm infantry STL files for 3d printing

- 3 Free Houses STL files for 3d printing

- Game Markers (paper and STL)

- 1 Player Aid

- 1 rule booklet

- Armies list

See the first edition here.

Armour Rules April 2022!


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George S February 15, 2023 10:01 am UTC
Why change to inches? Can I now formally ask that you change back to metric measurement? These rules are interesting but changing all the distance back to metric is too much of an ask so I won't be supporting them, sorry.
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Manoel G February 15, 2023 10:07 am UTC
George, a lot players asks to me about why metrics, not inches???

But it is no problem, I´ll make a Recon Corner about cm/metrics system for the game.
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Manoel G February 17, 2023 4:12 pm UTC
George take a look
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Julen M January 31, 2023 2:23 am UTC
I cant understand why the change from cm to inches. Only two countries in the whole world use inches, the rest of us use the metric system. The reasonable thing is the weird people using inches to adapt their lifes to the normal metric system, not the other way arround. Sorry but that decision makes no sense at all, and its a shame, cause it looks like a very good game. All of us who uses metric system can look up in google any app or web to change inches to Cm but these guys using inches cant? They need to have the game in inches or they dont play or what? Its ridicolous.
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Gee W March 17, 2022 7:06 pm UTC
Were you unaware the Great Escape Games has a ruleset by the very same name since about 2018? This is undoubtedly going to cause confusion as to whether or not this is a new version of that ruleset.
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Manoel G March 18, 2022 12:31 am UTC
Hello, Iron Cross was launched in 2004 in Brazil through our group of wargamer players (see our story in the rulebook). in 2007 we tried to launch it on the international market, but we were not successful and the game remained dormant for many years. In 2018 I started working on a leaner and more updated set of rules and we decided in 2019/2020 to release the game. Some people have already asked me about it and I have always clarified that we have no connection with similar titles from other companies. Our system covers the most important ww2 armies and we are currently revamping the game. The rules are free and if someone wants to contribute (pay what you want mode) we are grateful because it is a recognition of our effort. The name of the system is very special to us, as it is a tribute to the Cross of Iron by Avalon Hill. My first experience as a wargamer was the Squad Leader and the way we present certain things (mainly our scenarios), is a way to honor this game that was very important in my career as a...See more
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Max M March 14, 2022 11:28 pm UTC
This is great! Very curious as to when we can expect the armour rules.
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Manoel G March 15, 2022 12:53 am UTC
Thanks! I´ll release the armour rules soon!
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Scott G March 03, 2022 8:13 pm UTC
Very Interested in the game, will you have to have these rules in order to play the TANK rules that are coming later? ( I am a armor junkie), I am also a hex based player, just easy to transport, so i would also be interested.
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Manoel G March 03, 2022 8:26 pm UTC
Thank you!!!The rules "talk to each other", but you can only play with the armored ones. The cool thing is that you combine the two to have a complete experience.
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Marja E March 03, 2022 3:59 pm UTC
Are there any plans for renewed hex-and-counter support?
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Manoel G March 03, 2022 7:44 pm UTC
It is possible, I had developed an old version with hex/counter support can I get it out of the "chest"
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