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Tank Commander: The Ardennes


Tank Commander: The Ardennes is a tactical-level, narrative-style 1-2 player wargame using a tables-based game engine where the player commands an American Army Sherman M4 tank fighting enemy German forces in the Belgian Ardennes during late 1944 to early 1945. As the commander of a Sherman M4 tank, your ultimate goal is to survive the 'Battle of the Bulge' until late January 1945, while at the same time killing as many German enemy units as possible.

The game includes the following components:

- 1 Tables Book (12 pages)

- 3 Game Mats (A4 / 8.5 x 11)

- 284 5/8 inch counters (177 base counters) (107 optional co-op second player counters)

- 1 Crewmen Status Sheet

- 1 German Army Status Sheet

- 1 Campaign Log Sheet

- 1 Quick-Start Guide (5 pages)

- 1 Counter Guide (4 pages)

- 1 Die Roll Modifier Calculator Card

- 1 Game Components Preparation Instructions Sheet

- 2 Game Mat Setup Example Images

* Abstracted American Army Forces. You are never alone on the battlefield.

* One D6, two D10, one D12, and one D20 dice are required to play.

* 5 minute game setup and breakdown times.

* A medium size table is recommended for game setup.

* Total play time to complete a Short campaign game takes approximately 2.5 hours, with a typical battle averaging 30 minutes.

* Total play time to complete a Long campaign game takes approximately 5 hours, with a typical battle averaging 30 minutes.

* Adjustable starting difficulty based on player's skill level.

* Please be sure to visit the Tank Commander FaceBook group:

With most of the rules integrated into the tables, there is practically no learning curve or rules memorization. And with detailed damage modeling, numerous crewmen skills, 12 types of enemy German Army units, battle weather effects, terrain types, random events, and a multitude of table modifiers, Tank Commander: The Ardennes offers memorable experiences and high replay value. Are you up to the challenge of surviving the Battle of the Bulge?

** Tank Commander: The Ardennes Vehicle Expansions **

- Expansion 1 (M5 Stewart Light Tank):

- Expansion 2 (M8 Greyound Armored Car):

- Expansion 3 (M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer):

- Expansion 4 (M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer):




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CC C January 02, 2023 10:49 pm UTC
Interesting game.

Mechanically, this game reminds me of the various "roll to see what happens" type wargames like "B-29 Superfortress", "Target for Today", etc., because while there are decisions to make, the decision space is relatively small, and you'll be spending most of your time rolling on tables to see outcomes.

In many ways, this is more of a simulation than a game; there is a lot of detail and thought put into the mechanics and how things play out. It models your tank right down to individuals in their seats, each with their own skill set. The actions available to each crew member are dependent on their roles in the tank, which makes each crew members' turn fairly simple. There are quite a few options available, but most are not "in play" at any given time, so the game plays quite quickly. For instance, the loader's turn tends to be almost trivial – if the main gun is not loaded, that's almost certainly what your loader is going to do,...See more
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