Armour Battles – Commonwealth Forces

Five years of war has honed Commonwealth forces into an efficient army capable of taking on the Germans on equal, if not better terms. The Royal Artillery is vital to the Commonwealth’s success and provides excellent artillery support.

These battle groups represent British, Australian, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand and South African forces in 1944.

National Abilities: Commonwealth artillery response time is fast and reliable giving the Commonwealth five dice for artillery response. In addition, a Commonwealth player may use a Staff Order to add +1D to his Artillery Response check for a total of 6D.

Units: 16

Command Dice: 5

Staff Orders: 4

Rally Dice: 4

Artillery Response Dice: 5

Morale: 13

Artillery Supply: Average

Core Units

Recon

  • Humber Scout

Armour Squadron

  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Sherman Firefly

Armour Squadron

  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Sherman Firefly

Armour Squadron

  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Cromwell Mk IV
  • Sherman Firefly

Off-Table Artillery

  • 25-pdr battery
  • 25-pdr battery
  • 25-pdr battery

About Jim Bambra

Jim has designed and developed a wide variety of games such as Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars Miniatures, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Frontiers, GURPS, Star Wars, and TORG. In addition to tabletop games, Jim has also developed games for PCs and consoles: Special Forces, Warzone 2100, Conflict: Desert Storm I & II, the Great Escape, Conflict: Vietnam, and Conflict: Global Storm, amongst others.

Combat HQ is his latest set of rules. It grew out of Jim’s desire to play a fast moving World War Two miniatures game that not only required him to make decisions as an army commander, but also contained sufficient detail to capture the intricacies and complexities of World War Two combat in an entertaining manner.

Jim lives in Fuerteventura where he plays a wide range of games from miniature wargames to video games. In his spare time he likes to read, teach Aikido and go walking with his dogs.

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