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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.

** NEW **

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.

Core Sets

All packaging artwork © Rodger B. MacGowan CCPacificBoxCoverGif

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Great War Commander

Core Scenarios
Battle Packs
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Vol III - Pacific

Combat Commander: Pacific is a card-driven board game covering tactical infantry combat in the Pacific Theater of World War II. CC:Pacific's main theme is the addition of three new factions to the Combat Commander family:

  • Imperial Japan
  • the Pacific US - with a strong emphasis on the US Marine Corps
  • the Pacific Commonwealth - focusing on Indian and ANZAC forces

CC:Pacific is a stand alone game in the card-driven Combat Commander game series. While utilizing Combat Commander: Europe's basic rules, CC:Pacific includes numerous rule tweaks and additions in order to more accurately portray tactical warfare as experienced by the participants in and around the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This will slightly ramp up the complexity of the Combat Commander series while at the same time imparting a bit more depth and realism. Just a few of the additions include:

  • Banzai attacks
  • BARs and Thompson SMGs
  • Beach landings & river crossings
  • Hidden movement
  • Caves
  • Scouts
  • Aircraft
  • Bayonets
  • Mortar spotting
  • Reconnoitering.

Source – GmtGames.com

Maps Included:

A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L

**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*
AGrassy KnollChad JensenAJapaneseU.S.1945Mindanao Island, Philippines1 7511
BAmbush At MogaungChad JensenBJapaneseChindit1944Northern Burma4173889
CIchiki AttacksJohn A. FoleyCJapaneseU.S.1942Ilu River, Guadalcanal21168813
DOperation Cherry BlossomKai JensenDJapaneseU.S.1943Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea3225889
EWest Tank BarrierJohn A. FoleyEJapaneseU.S.1943Butaritari, Gilbert Islands1  713
FStalemateJohn A. FoleyFJapaneseU.S.1944Peleliu, Palau1  713
GBitter CreekJohn A. FoleyGJapaneseAustralia1942Eora Creek, New Guinea218810713
HDog Plus EightKai JensenHJapaneseU.S.1945Hill 382, Iwo Jima1  813
ITotsugeki!John A. FoleyIJapaneseU.S.1942Edson's Ridge, Guadalcanal3887813
JDeadly Trees, TheJohn A. FoleyJJapaneseU.S.1942Saddle Ridge, Guadalcanal3775713
KBurning BunaJohn A. FoleyKJapaneseAustralia1942New Strip At Buna, New Guinea21949613
LSlopes of HellJohn A. FoleyLJapaneseAustralia1942Kokoda Trail, Owen Stanley Mountains, New Guinea11509813

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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