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Combat Patrol(TM) South Pacific Supplement is Almost Done!

| July 19, 2017

I completed the South Pacific master cards today. These are for the South Pacific supplement to Combat Patrol(TM). I have sent them to DriveThru to do their magic to make the cards ready to print. At that time, I’ll send the revised masters to Sally 4th to get ready to print them in the UK. [...]

Award Winning HAWKs at Historicon 2017

| July 18, 2017

We had four HAWKs win awards at Historicon 2017.  Geoff won an award for this Lego pirate game for kids.  Chris Johnson won an award for his American Civil War game for kids.  Don won an award for his Battleground WWII game on our French village table.  Eric won an award for his American Civil [...]

Combat Patrol Games Run at Historicon 2017

| July 17, 2017

There were several Combat Patrol(TM) games run at Historicon 2017. French vs. Italians 1940 The first was a Thursday game run by Eric Schlegel set in southern France in 1940.  It involved the Italians attacking the French.  I only managed to get one poor picture of this game.  You can see that the Italians had [...]

HAWKs run Games for Kids at Historicon

| July 16, 2017

As usual, the Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielsers ran several games focusing on kids at Historicon.  Below is a quick rundown on some of them. Navies for Kids Giveaway Buck Surdu ran a game in which a group of kids were given a box full of boats and other materials.  They then chose sales for a [...]

Operation Sea Lion with Combat Patrol(TM): WWII

| July 12, 2017

Chris Abbey at Sally 4th just published a very nice battle report on a Sea Lion game he ran with Combat Patrol from the Bolt Action scenario book.  See the details here. More information about the rules can be found on Sally 4th’s page or the rules’ Web page.

Combat Patrol Cards for Band of Brothers Starter Set

| July 7, 2017

Greg, one of the guys in our gaming group, suggested that I create a set of cards for the units in this starter set.  Warlord released the starter set along with Bolt Action 2.  It appears that a number of Bolt Acton players have been attracted to Combat Patrol.  I created a set of unit [...]

Alien Rock Formations

| July 4, 2017

Over the longish weekend, I had a chance to knock out a terrain project that I have wanted to create for some time. After completing some alien bugs using glitter paint, one of my buddies suggested the leftover glitter paint would make cool rock formations. I began this project by using a foam cutter to [...]

Created a New Video for Combat Patrol(TM): WWII

| July 4, 2017

I completed a new demonstration video for Combat Patrol(TM) over the weekend.  This one focuses on how to resolve grenades and high explosive attacks.  It is visible on both the Combat Patrol(TM) Web page and on the Combat Patrol(TM) Facebook page. I hope you find this page useful and interesting.

New Date for Barrage 2017

| July 1, 2017

Due to a conflict with our venue, we have changed the dates for Barrage 2017.  Please mark your calendars.

July Sale on Combat Patrol(TM): World War II

| July 1, 2017

Where to get Combat Patrol™: World War II: •The decks of cards can be purchased at DriveThruCards. •Get Set A here: http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/158116/Combat-Patrol-Set-A •Get Set B here: http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/158122/Combat-Patrol-Set-B Start sets (two Action decks, an Activation deck, and the printed rulebook can be purchases from Sally 4th (http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Combat-Patrol) and On Military Matters (http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages/dfindex.php). See http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Combat_Patrol.html for more [...]