Old School Tactical

Old School Tactical

Old School Tactical game system for tactical level war-gaming during World War II. This game involves small unit engagements are fought on the Eastern Front, Western Front, and the Pacific. Each scenario uses counters representing soldiers, guns and vehicles that fought in these battles. The impulse system varies the number of actions each side can take in a turn. 

Games and Expansions:
Volume 1 – Fighting on the Eastern Front 1941/42 (2016)
Stalingrad (2016)
Volume 2 – West Front 1944/45 (2017)
Airborne (2017)
West Front 1944-45 – Pocket Battles (2017)
Ghost Front – Belgium 1944 (2018)
Volume 3 – Pacific 1942/45 (2020)
Hell Bent – Pacific, 1941-1945 (2020)
Phantom Division (2020)
Volume 1 2nd Edition– Fighting on the Eastern Front 1941/42 (2022)
Red Blitz (2022)

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A Hard Bargain
This 2 day battle offers a glimpse of the many battles fought near Minsk. Units of the Russian 11 th Guards Army scrapping with units of the reinforcing 5th Panzer Division.

When Army Croup Center collapsed and cities capitulated, there were a many pockets of isolated Cerman soldiers left behind. They were called 'Ruckkampfers', and these survivors of the obliterated divisions…

The Trains Must Run
As enemy forces closed in on Minsk, it was imperative for the Germans to keep the rail lines open. Not only for supplies but more importantly to evacuate the wounded. Arriving to help was the 5th Panzer Division…

Slo Way Out
As a fortified city, or Fester Piatz, Bobruisk was to be defended at all costs as decreed by Hitler. These orders hamstrung the German commanders and trapped many of their soldiers…

Smash and Burn
As Vitebsk was a salient in the German lines it was one of the first cities overrun by the Russians in Operation Bagration. The Russian Fronts had overwhelming numbers and brought a mass of armor with them…

As Night Approaches
The Josef Stalin heavy tank became separated from its unit and bogged down in the marsh of the back woods. Its commander, the son of a Russian general, is privy to many of the Soviet plans and must avoid capture…

The Highway
The Moscow-Minsk highway was crucial to both sides in the summer of 44. Pushing through, the Russian armies would have a gateway to rapidly move West, trapping German forces along the way. The highway was defended by the fortified…

Irons in the Fire
Operation Barbarossa is launched. Tank on tank actions occur all along the front. In this small fight, German tanks tangle with a surprised group of Soviet light armor.

Over the Border
Operation Barbarossa is launched. Explosive clashes happen all along the front. This is one small dash' of troops just over the border. A German recon unit looks to take a small farmhouse from the Bolsheviks.

Won’t They Ever Give Up Spring
It had been a long war, but then again, any war is a long war. We were supposed to be home by Christmas, but Hitler had other ideas, and those other ideas damn near worked. Driving us almost to the …

Attacking Strass
The 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83 rd Infantry Division is sent to capture the town of Strass, near the Hurtgen Forest. The town was defended by the veterans of the 353rd Infantry Division. It would be a tough fight.

The Beast of Argentan
The noose was tightening on the Falaise pocket with two German armies trying to escape the trap. The US 5th Armored Division moves towards Argentan to stem the flow of battered German units Eastwards. The exhausted Wehrmacht troops have their …

Over the Rhine
The Americans couldn’t believe their luck when they came upon the Ludendorff Bridge still intact. They rushed to capture it and pushed as many troops as they could across the Rhine. The Germans scrambled to mount a counter attack. They …

The Allies had to break out from the deadly stalemate being fought in the hedgerows. Their answer was Operation Cobra. The elite Panzer Lehr Division was caught in the zone that was devastated by American carpet bombing. Those that survived …

Operation Luttich
After the Americans broke free with Operation Cobra, the Germans had to react to slow their advance. A counter attack was launched in the area of Mortain. Facing the Germans was the US 30th Infantry Division, ’Old Hickory”, resting in …

Bourbon for Bravery
The West Wall fortifications stood between the Allies and the German homeland. They would make the enemy pay dearly for each step into Germany. Near the old city of Aachen, American soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, the ’Big Red …

Heavy Hitters
The M36 Jackson was an upgunned tank destroyer that gave the Americans a gun that could tangle with the powerful German tanks. In the Ruhr, armored infantry of the 9th move forward to clear a village and secure the roads. …

A German Sherman
After three days of fighting, the 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Infantry Division has captured the town of Strass. The German defenders, elements of the 353rd Volksgrenadier Division, have retreated to the woods East of the village. Under the …

The Abbey
One thing was certain when fighting the Germans. If you dislodged them from their positions, you knew damn well that they would be back. Having wrested control of a small village from the enemy, the Americans prepared their defense. The …

The battle for the crossroads was chaos. First one, then the other side would gain control of the key buildings. The Brass kept sending reinforcements, that was the good news. The bad news was that they would then call back, …

Night Raid
German defenses came together in the city of Metz to put a stop to Patton’s 3rd Army. The Americans needed intelligence for the upcoming assault. A raid was devised to capture some German officers to get this information. The US …

Hunting the Hunters
The Jagdpanzer 38 was nicknamed Hetzer, or hunter by the German troops. But lately the hunters had become the hunted. The two tank destroyers sat waiting to ambush, concealed in their camouflage. The war was almost over for the Americans, …

Patton’s Ghosts
The Recon units of the 3rd Army were known as Patton’s Ghosts because they moved so swiftly and quietly that they were never detected by the enemy until it was too late. Scouting the approaches to Le Mans, elements of …

Hedgerow Clash
The hedgerow fighting in Normandy was brutal for the Americans. The stout earthen mounds, covered in vegetation, made any progress slow and costly. The terrain favored the defender, and the 352 nd was home here. It was ready for the …

Lost! Again! The platoon was behind enemy lines, Damn! The Sergeant just felt it, he knew how things worked. The replacement 2nd Louie they were following did not. He couldn’t read a map if his life depended on it. But …
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