Panzerblitz – Panzerleader

  • Conflict: WW2
  • Theatres: Eastern Front in PB,
    Western Front in PL
  • Scale: Tactical
  • Players: 2
  • Publisher: Avalon Hill

PanzerBlitz is a tactical-scale board wargame of armoured combat set in the Eastern Front of the Second World War. The game is notable for being the first true board-based tactical-level, commercially available conflict simulation (wargame). It also pioneered concepts such as isomorphic mapboards and open-ended design, in which multiple unit counters were provided from which players could fashion their own free-form combat situations rather than simply replaying pre-structured scenarios.

  • Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PanzerBlitz
  • Board Game Geekhttp://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2238/panzerblitz
  • Web Grognardhttp://grognard.com/titlep.html
  • VASSAL Modulehttp://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:PanzerBlitz
  • Cyberboard Gamebox: http://loakes.game-host.org/limeyyankgames/gameboxes.php
  • SequelsPanzer Leader (Wikipedia)is the sequel to Avalon Hill’s Panzerblitz game. Like its predecessor, it is a tactical platoon level hex and counter board wargame depicting WWII tank and infantry combat on the Western European front. It features 4 geomorphic map tiles, which can be put together in a variety of ways to play the provided scenarios (which are printed on cardstock, showing all the necessary information for a scenario) or home-made scenarios. The 20 provided scenarios cover various battles on the Western Front, with most of the scenarios involving the Normandy campaign or the Battle of the Bulge. Two scenarios cover the amphibious assaults on Omaha and Gold beaches and include special rules for naval fire. While based on Panzerblitz, the rules were cleaned up and included additional mechanics such as for air attacks and engineers. Several optional and experimental rules are provided, including one for opportunity fire to prevent “PanzerBush” tactics.
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