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Combat Commander: Europe is a card-driven board game by Chad Jensen covering tactical infantry combat in the European Theater of World War II. One player takes the role of Germany while another player commands either America or Russia. These two players will take turns playing one or more “Fate” cards from their hands in order to activate units on the mapboard for various military functions.

— GmtGames.com

The Combat Commander series is published by GMT Games.

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Now including Great War Commander designed by Roger Nord and Pascal Toupy, published by Hexasim.  GWC, based on GMT's Combat Commander by Chad Jensen, covers tactical combat in World War I.  Formations in Great War Commander represent either a single Leader, a Runner, a 12 men Team, a 65 men Platoon, or a Tank.

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Great War Commander

Core Scenarios
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Battle Pack #5 - Fall of the West

Combat Commander: Battle Pack #5 – Fall of the West is the fifth themed collection of scenarios for use with the Combat Commander series of games. The theme of this Battle Pack shifts to actions in France, Belgium and Norway from late April to June 1940, looking at critical moments in this brief span where the forces of both sides tested each other sorely. To reflect this, the scenario special rules are designed to make the Allied Minor hand exhibit flexibility (which was demonstrated whenever higher echelon interference was reduced). CC–Fall of the West features twelve new scenarios printed on cardstock as well as ten new maps.

Special experimental AFV Rules are featured in four of the scenarios where tanks are facing infantry in settings that reveal how the doctrines, armaments and countermeasures were still early in development. While unfettered races by companies of tanks across the countryside remain a landmark image of the blitzkrieg, we found many instances of a more tentative level of engagement, suitable for our attempt at capturing an unusual element in the CC scope – TANKS!

The new maps depict specific locations in France, Belgium and Norway, which have been located and specifically verified (from the sky, maps and in texts). The player will discover the actual names of roads and other terrain features as a reminder of the reality of the events.

Includes 5 2-sided maps, 6 2-sided scenario cards, 1 2-sided rules card.

Source – GmtGames.com

Maps Included:

52 , 53 , 54 , 55 , 56 , 57 , 58 , 59 , 60 , 61

**NEW** The tables now include play counts, average length in minutes and an average number of time triggers per playing. These stats are based on plays entered by all users.

* The Min/Max Time columns are to provide some sense of the length of the scenario relavtive to other scenarios. Of course, multiple Time Events may occur in quick succession, or may be spaced far appart. This does not consider possible Surrender/Attrition game end conditions, which could potentially occur prior to the Min Time Event number.

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#NameScenario ByMapAxisAlliesYearLocationQty PlaysAvg Length (Mins)Avg Time TriggersMin Time*Max Time*
74Sturmgruppe GranitBryan Collars52GermansBelgian1940Fort Eben Emael, Maastrict Vicinity, Belgium31447713
75Sturmgruppe BetonBryan Collars22GermansBelgian1940Vroenhoven, Belguim21577612
76A Most Gallant Dirty Little ImpBryan Collars53GermansBritish1940Dyle River Line, La Tombe Vicinity, Belguim41997713
77Crucible of Fire, TheBryan Collars54GermansBritish1940Petegem, Belguim31477612
78By These Deeds They Shall Be KnownBryan Collars55GermansBritish1940Cassel, France2117469
79Battering Ram At KvamBryan Collars56GermansBritish1940Kvam, Norway21656611
80Bitter IsthmusJohn A. Foley57GermansFrench1940Monthermé, France31167713
81Bottleneck, TheJohn A. Foley58GermansFrench1940Road to Chéhery, South of Sedan, France21217713
82Hidden Guns Lash OutJohn A. Foley59GermansFrench1940Farm of Sart-Ernage, near Gembloux, France3898613
83Thrust in the DustJohn A. Foley15GermansFrench1940Ernage, near Gembloux, France21117813
84Seize the CanalJohn A. Foley60GermansFrench1940Château-Porcien, West of Rethel, France41406813
85Striking Hammer, TheJohn A. Foley61GermansFrench1940Perthes, South of Rethel, France3718813

Combat Commander packaging artwork © Rodger B. MacGowan

C3i Magazine Combat Commander Scenarios © RBM Studio, C3i Magazine. C3iopscenter.com

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Thanks to Mark Buetow for compiling scenario information on BoardGameGeek and for permission to use his work, especially for the C3i scenarios that I did not have.

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