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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
New 28mm WWII Rule Set
A lot of announcements on new products recently. Today we just learned that there will soon be another option out there for those of you who like to run 25/28mm WWII games. Mongoose Publishing will soon be marketing a new rule set called "Battlefield Evolution: World at War." Some of you may already be familiar with the "Battlefield Evolution" system that came out a while back for modern warfare skirmishing. My son and I have that system and some of the pre-painted models that they marketed along with them. We played a couple simple middle eastern scenarios and they worked quite well. So, this translation of that system into WWII could be interesting. I kind of doubt that it will turn me away from using "Disposable Heroes/Coffin for Seven Brothers" though because I am pretty content with that rule set.
Anyway, it is always nice to have more alternatives. For a while there it seemed like we would never get a decent set of WWII rules again. Now we have several to choose from.
Here is what Mongoose has to say about it.:
Using the latest generation of the fast-playing Battlefield Evolution rules, this is the action-packed rulebook that brings World War II to your tabletop.
Battlefield Evolution: World at War is a portal into World War II, providing everything you need to stage small firefights in far flung villages, or massive confrontations involving massed infantry, armour and air units, as the struggle for territory reaches a fever pitch.
The main rulebook covers Late War armies in the European theatre, with future expansions introducing new campaigns and different armies. In this mighty tome, you will find army lists for;
British Army Infantry
British Army Paratroopers
British Army Commandos
German Wehrmacht Grenadiers and Panzergrenadiers
Soviet Infantry and Motor Rifles
Soviet Tank Desant
United States Infantry and Armoured Infantry
United States Paratroopers
Battlefield Evolution: World at War is designed for 20-28mm miniatures, and 1/72 scale models. The rulebook includes complete army lists, advanced rules, scenarios and a unique Engagements system allowing you to create your own missions.
This game is fully compatible with the rest of the Battlefield Evolution line, and hobbyists and publishers alike will have a chance to produce their own material for the game, through the introduction of an Open Content licence.