Combat Commander

Combat Commander
Combat Commander is a card-driven board game covering tactical infantry combat in the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II.

Games and Expansions:
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #7 – Tournament Battle Pack (2015)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #6 – Sea Lion (2014)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #5 – Fall of the West (2013)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #4 – New Guinea (2011)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #3 – Normandy (2010)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #2 – Stalingrad (2008)
Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1 – Paratroopers (2007)
Combat Commander: Resistance! (2011)
Combat Commander: Pacific (2008)
Combat Commander: Mediterranean (2007)
Combat Commander: Europe (2006)

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Red Sector A
The US effort to break into the Ruhr was given to the US 1st Army. The Germans defended the city of Aachen and its approaches with grim determination in an effort to prevent the breaking of the Siegfried Line.

La Villa Strangiato
The US 7th Army battled its way through western Sicily after the collapse of the Axis beach defense forces in early July. The Italian Forces, however, were still game to defend their homeland.

Barbarossa Unleashed
"'All is not quiet on the Eastern Front.”

Operation Mercury
“Expecting a seaborne invasion, little did the defenders of Rethymnon concern themselves with an airborne invasion.”

Codes in the Sunrise
The first commando raid on occupied France was carried out by 115 men of No.11 Independent Company just three weeks after the final evacuation at Dunkirk. The raiders were divided into four groups, each was tasked with reconnaissance and intelligence…

Signals in the Snow
Some of the bitterest fighting in the Winter War was along the Mannerheim Line on the Karelian lsthmus. Finnish units stubbornly defended their isolate bunkers and fixed positions as Soviet units probed the line looking for any weakness to exploit.

One Steppe Beyond
Dawn was still barely visible on the horizon. l walked back towards the artillery line which was to support the reconnaissance forces should they encounter organized Resistance.

On the Road to Victory
Canadian war correspondent Ross Munro recorded his experiences of the first few days of the attack on the Italian 122 lnfantry Regiment north of Pachino in a newspaper article printed on 12 July: "Stubborn Resistance has been put up by …

Bridge Too Far, The
Col. Frost's 2nd Bn, 1st Airborne lnfantry is cut off at Arnhem Bridge. Bittrich's Panzergrenadiers move in to eliminate the airborne pocket. “. . .what, you didn't really think the enemy was made up of Old Men and Young Boys, …

A Midnight Clear
Two reinforced reconnaissance platoons, one German, one US, face each other across No Man's Land. “I'm not exactly sure what country we're in. Could be Belgium, Luxembourg, France, or even Germany. I don't know what day it is. I have …

Blitzkrieg Unleashed
“Pawel, I have no idea what that sound is. Perhaps you should investigate.”

Hill 133
“Soldier, the enemy occupies Hill 133. The Motherland and Political Officer Blurtarsky require you to wrest control of it from him."

Wau Me Worry
After an arduous trek cutting through the jungle, and harassed along the way by Australian KANGA Force, the exhausted Japanese troops of the 102nd Regiment, Okabu Detachment struggled onto the high ground overlooking their objective—the airfield at…

Closing Outer Camp
The Japanese defenses at Buna were extensive and compartmentalized, requiring coordinated Allied operations at various points. Elements of the well-supported 2/9th assaulted the defenders in the area identified by the Japanese as ”Outer Camp". The…

The Butcher's Bill
The Japanese defenses west of the Girua River were anchored on numerous hidden strong points along the Soputa-Sanananda Road. One such strongpoint was flanked and cut off by the men of Coy l, 3rd Bn, 126th IR under the command …

The Australians had taken Kokoda and were driving toward the north coast of New Guinea. The Japanese forward defense was centered on Gorari. The Australians managed to find a parallel around the Japanese defense and managed to break it into …

Blind Man's Bluff
The Australians had taken the crossings over Eora Creek, but the Kokoda Trail remained blocked by a Japanese strongpoint to the north. B Company 2/1 Battalion was pinned down to the south and subjected to fire from Japanese heavy weapons. …

Templteton's Crossing
The Japanese advance along the Kokoda trail had reached its high water mark. The Japanese high command decided to focus first on Guadalcanal, and the forces on New Guinea were in retreat, having extended their supply lines. The Australian 25th …

Rebuked at Rabi
The Japanese attempt to seize the allied airfields in the vicinity of Rabi (Operation Re) encountered unexpected stiff Resistance from the defending Australians of Milne Force. After initial gains the 5th Kure Special Naval Landing Force was driven…

The Gloomy Forest
The initial formation of Maroubra Force (39th, 53rd and Papuan Infantry Battalions) faced the vanguard of the Japanese presence building up on New Guinea in June 1942. The force worked rapidly in an attempt to block the easy spread of …

Encirclement of Troop C
After the westward breakthroughs across the river (earlier in July), the 20th Infantry Division was ordered to entrap and destroy American units. The Miyake Force (composed of the 78th, 79th and 80th Infantry Regiments, each fielding no more than a …

Bad Dreams
The desperate Japanese offensive along the Driniumor River by forces of the 20th Infantry Division faced widely strung out US regiments (the 127th, the 128th and the 112th Cavalry), with both parties probing each other. At the culmination point,…

Scarlet Beach
As the Allies progressed up the New Guinea coast. General Adachi’s XVIII Army desperately counterattacked. To support a 20th Division thrust into the Allied perimeter around Finschhafen, Adachi dispatched barges loaded with remnants of 1st Lt.…

Shattered Bobdubi
Following the Allied victory at Buna, Australian infantry pushed northwest toward the next enemy coastal base in a war of small-unit actions across the jungle tracks and kunai-grass heights of the interior. As a pincer with a US landing near …

Bulolo River Bridge
A company of the ANZAC 2/5 battalion ordered to intercept elements of the Japanese 51st Division advancing on Wau finds itself bypassed and cut off. The unit attempts to sneak back to friendly lines through the advancing Japanese forces but …
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