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Platoon Commander Deluxe: The Battle of Kursk
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a partir de 14 aos unos 120 minutos 2 jugadores mnimos 2 jugadores mximos
a partir de 14 aos unos 120 minutos 2 jugadores mnimos 2 jugadores mximos

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Platoon Commander Deluxe: The Battle of Kursk

Kursk. Many historians believe it was the turning point of World War II. Kursk. Witness to the largest tank battle of the entire war. Kursk. The end of the myth of German invincibility. Kursk. Just one hell of a lot of fun to game with 1 square cardboard counters representing platoons of infantry and tanks and batteries of anti-tank guns, mortars, and stuff. And that is what you get with Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk.

Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk (PCD:K) is a big box, mounted map, large counter, visually appealing game. Each game includes two mounted 22 x 17 geomorphic maps, and four sheets of thick (as in 2mm thick, wow these counters are so easy to pick up, thick, why havent wargames been like this forever, thick), 1 square counters. There are Tiger tanks, Panther tanks, Mk IV tanks, T-34/76 tanks, KV-1 tanks, SU-152 assault guns, infantry (rifle, guards, pioneers, submachinegun), mortar batteries, Stukas, IL-2, and more.

In Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk each turn is gamed through several phases. At the beginning of the turn, the players determine initiative with a unique dice-off system in which ties award the initiative to whomever lacked it the previous turn and applying the Commanders Focus to the roll might tilt the odds in your favor. Next, players will draw a scenario-designated number (usually just one) of Action Cards that may be used for anything from artillery strikes, through rally assists, to negating the opponents just-played card. Then it is time to rally disrupted units with a simple 1d10 (yes, the game uses 1D10) roll against a nationality or scenario-designated morale. Action Cards, in addition to the special Aid chit, may be used to improve a units chances of preparing for combat.



And then all hell breaks lose...

Its the Fire Phase and players alternate firing with individual units or stacks of units against in-range and in-sight enemy units. When firing on the enemy tanks, the targets Armor Factor is subtracted from the firing units Armor Piercing Factor, a D10 is rolled, and the results checked on the appropriate column on the Fire Results Table, yielding a number of potential hits. The target rolls a die for each potential hit and compares it to his or her morale. Pass the morale check, that hit is negated. These columns and die rolls can be modified by the targets terrain, flanking fire, the Focus marker (represents the commanders presence), and most importantly Action Cards, which can grant column shifts or even allow the same unit to fire again, adding a delicious uncertainty that makes the game thrilling to play. Players continue to alternate attacks until neither wishes to attack.

Next comes the Movement Phase. Unlike the preceding Fire Phase, one player moves ALL his eligible units before the opposition gets to move. Certain units can move and fire or vice versa (with a penalty), unfired opposing units can opportunity fire on enemies moving within their line of sight. As in many other facets of the game, the insightful play of Action Cards during the movement phase is critical, allowing additional movement or opportunity fire conducted by units that have already fired. No PanzerBush tactics here, you never know when a unit will be able to fire on you. Exciting stuff.

Finally, we reach the Aid and Focus Phase. Platoon Commander eschews the use of HQs that can be unrealistically targeted. Instead both players have Aid and Focus markers, representing where the commander intends to place emphasis or send additional assets (ammunition, weapons, etc) or first aid. The placement of these markers provides combat and morale bonuses to the units underneath them. Additionally, if the player chooses, the Focus marker can be used to influence the initiative roll.

And thats a turn of Platoon Commander. So, Whats Different? I hear that a lot. With all the tactical games on the market, what makes Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk different?

1. Clutterless counters. PCD:K uses color to determine a weapons range. For example, an Armor Piercing factor printed on gold indicates that the weapon can fire normally at a target up to four hexes away.
2. Unique phasing. Players alternate attacking in the Fire Phase, but move all their units at once during the Movement Phase.
3. Flanking Friendly Close Assault Phase. Units do not enter the hex of the Close Assault target, but rather attack from adjacent hexes. This allows the attacker to not only amass the overwhelming odds needed to take that key position, but also attack from multiple directions, which provide a flanking bonus. Additionally, alternating attacks in the Close Assault phase allow defenders to conduct true spoiling attacks.
4. Ranged combat results are based not only an the targets armor factor and terrain, which determine the column on which the attack is executed, but also the target units morale which determines how many hits affected the target.
5. Artillery is card driven. Neither player knows the others artillery capability by glancing at a scenario card. Artillery barrages are determined by Action Cards. Artillery attacks against armor can normally only disrupt, but critical hits can actually reduce the platoon. Very realistic and unheard of in any platoon-level game that Ive played.
6. Action Cards. PCD:K is not card driven, but rather card assisted. The Action Cards provide artillery, rally units, provide combat bonuses, and even unexpected Opportunity Fire shots.
7. Focus and Aid Markers. These markers allow players to influence the battle much as their real life counterparts would. Players may choose to focus on a specific area, providing combat bonuses, or provide additional aid to those disrupted by fire.
Its a system that grognards and newbies alike can enjoy. The counters are large, easy to read, and beautifully illustrated. There is no jungle of numbers to wade through; the range at which a unit can fire is indicated by the color of the placard (badge?) behind the attack factor. Although gamers need not fiddle with unit facing, simple rules account for flanking fire. And infantry isnt forgotten either. Platoon Commander Deluxe uses a unique system in which infantry assaults from adjacent hexes, allowing commanders to concentrate overwhelming force at a critical point and even conduct flank attacks. And woe be the Tiger platoon caught unsupported in the midst of a city by a horde of Russian rifleman.

Also includes:

-PCD: Kursk Tracks in the Mud Expansion



Tracks in the Mud is a boxed expansion for Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk. The expansion includes a new sheet of die-cut counters, including Jagdtigers, King Tigers, Jagdpanthers, T-34/85, and IS-3, to name but a few. There is also a new, 22" x 17" mounted mapboard, and several new scenarios, all packaged in an attractive box.

Better still, two of the included late-war scenarios pit the Americans against the Soviets in the interesting, what-if scenario that Patton Imagined. What if we had continued the war into Russia? These scenarios utilize American counters for Pershings, Easy-Eight Shermans, and infantry.

-PCD: Kurck Strategy Guide



So popular with the Old School Tactical series, this is a full-color, 16-page strategy guide. Included are tactical tips, an extensive example of play, and a POINTS SYSTEM for designing your own scenarios


-PCD: Kursk Action Cards



A set of nine additional Action Cards for the Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk game. Kursk is NOT a card-driven game, but rather a card-assisted game. Action Cards do the assisting and this set adds the ability for sewer movement, overruns, and much more.