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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 #4 - New Guinea

Combat Commander: Battle Pack #4 – New Guinea is the fourth themed collection of scenarios for use with the Combat Commander series of games. The theme of this fourth Battle Pack shifts to the actions in New Guinea from January 1942 through July 1944, following the major campaign phases with characteristic actions. CC -New Guinea features fourteen new scenarios printed on cardstock as well as six new maps.

Rules relevant to the characteristic fighting in the coastal jungle versus the highlands are included as needed for each scenario, without the need of an additional rule booklet. A number of unusual, creative special scenario rules cover the unique situations represented, including Air Supply, Barge Landing, Canebreak and Coastal Jungle, Emplaced M3 Tanks, Joint Allied Operations including the Papuan Infantry Battalion, Patrol Dogs, Swamp Holes and Swamp Forest.

The new maps depict specific locations in New Guinea: the beachhead at the base of Mt Vulcan across from Rabaul, the village of Oivi, a high-mountain ridge overlooking Eora Creek, a strongpoint on the Soputa-Sanananda Road, the edge of the airstrip at Wau, and one of the crossings of the Driniumor River near the Afua Trail.

Includes 3 2-sided maps; 7 2-sided scenario cards.

Source – GmtGames.com

Maps Included:

M1 , M2 , M3 , M4 , M5 , M6

**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*
M1Rabaul RousersBryan CollarsM1JapaneseCommonwealth1942Rabaul, New Britain1186   
M10Bulolo River Bridge GJapaneseCommonwealth1943Near the Outposts of Wau, New Guinea     
M11Shattered Bobdubi AJapaneseCommonwealth1943Bobdubi Ridge, New Guinea     
M12Scarlet Beach CJapaneseCommonwealth1943Song River, New Guinea     
M13Bad DreamsMark Herman and John A. FoleyM6JapaneseU.S.1944Driniumor River, New Guinea     
M14Encirclement of Troop C DJapaneseU.S.1944Driniumor River     
M2Gloomy Forest, The M2JapaneseCommonwealth1942Oivi, Papua287   
M3Rebuked at RabiBryan CollarsGJapaneseCommonwealth1942Elevala Creek, Milne Bay, Papua1112   
M4Templeton's Crossing LJapaneseCommonwealth1942Templeton's Crossing, Papua170   
M5Blind Man's Bluff M3JapaneseCommonwealth1942Eora Creek, New Guinea3188   
M6Breakout AJapaneseCommonwealth1942Gorari, Papua1100   
M7Butcher's Bill, TheBryan CollarsM4JapaneseU.S.1942Sanananda Front, Papua3126   
M8Closing Outer Camp KJapaneseCommonwealth1942Outer Camp at Buna, Papua1138   
M9Wau Me WorryJohn ButterfieldM5JapaneseCommonwealth1943Wau Airfield, New Guinea175   

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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