Tank Leader

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Tank Leader
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Tank Leader series was published by West End Games. The games are tactical, platoon/company level-games where formations are activated by playing command cards.



Games and Expansions:
Eastern Front (2022) new edition by Compass Games (Info)
Desert Steel (1989)
Western Front (1987)
Eastern Front (1986)

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Germany's Last Gasp
Units of the 5th Fallschimrjaeger Division driving west on the Arlon-Bastogne road encountered scattered resistance as they established defensive positions to cover the advance of 5th Panzer Army during the Ardennes offensive. Units of the U.S.10th…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Following the Rhine crossing at Oppenheim by the American Third Army, confused fighting developed between Dannstadt and the Main River as retreating and defending German units mixed with the American armored spearheads. Most opposition was quickly…

On the Road to Arnhem
Restrictcd to surfaced roads due to heavy rains, the Guards Armored Division, spearhead of XXX Corp in Operation Market-Garden, made slow headway. Constant ambushes by German ínfantry and anti-tank units choked the roads with disabled vehicles. Time…

Assault on Salines
After the failed Ardennes Offensive. Understrength German ínfantry divisions were left holding much of the line. Crucial towns containing road and rail junctions were held at all costs to delay …

The Rhine River Blues
Following the disaster at Amhem in September 1944, the 21st Army Group consolidated its positions in Belgium. The polder made tough going for the tanks, slowing the British advance to a crawl. By mid-December the British line was anchored on …

Clearing Action in the Ruhr
Following the Rhine crossings in the U.S. First Army and Third Army sectors, German resistance in the Ruhr completely disintegraled. American armored divisions sprinted through weak forces, establishíng a bridgehead as deep as 60 miles in only seven…

Hammer and Anvil
German Panzer units of the 15th Army fighting rearguard actions against the British 1st Army often found themselves surrounded and lighting out of encirclements. The 43rd Battalion, defending V weapon launch sites, was ordered to attack British…

Meat Grinder
The U.S. Third Army pressed attacks across the Saar river in the late winter of 1945. Heavily fortified German positions made these assaults costly. Despite control of the air and overwhelming artillery support, ínfantry still had to make the…

Arracourt
On 20th September 1944, Creighton Abrams led Task Force Abrams, comprising 3 companies of M4 Shermans of the First Tank Battalion and 2 companies of armored ínfantry of the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, against Kampfgruppe Jughanrtis, comprising 2…

Incoming!
In the bocage of Normandy, the Allied armies came to a virtual halt. In the American sector, every hedgerow had to be taken by suicidal ínfantry charges resembling those of 1914. Interestingly, the Germans also considered the bocage a curse. …

Delaying Action on the Marne
Following the breakthrough at St. Lo, German armies retreated headlong towards the West Wall. Ad hoc mobile groups formed the rearguard of the retreating formations keeping the Allies at bay until a new line could be established. Task Force North, …

Foggy Bottom
The U.S. 1st Army under Hodges encountered little resistance as it advanced on the Mulde river. Only in the Harz mountains was serious opposition encountered. Wenck's ínfamous 11th Army launched numerous small attacks against the encircling…

St. Vith
Units of the 2nd SS Panzer Divsion crossed the Our river north of St. Vith on the morning of 16 December 1944. American units were completely suprised by the onslaught and scrambled to draw their equipment. The first tank units …

Operation Lumberjack
The U.S. Third Army under George S. Patton launched operation LUMBERJACK as Phase II of the Allied advance to the Rhine. Third Army's objective was Coblenz. Patton advanced through the Moselle river valley, south of The Eiffel. Units of the …

Khaki Storm Rising
British armored units fanned across the North German plain following the crossing of the Rhine in March. Resistance, initially stiff, weakened as the Germans ran low on fuel and ammunition. The 4th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, was advancing on the…

The Thin Red Line
In some areas the front was no more than a series of widely separated strongpoints patrolled by mobile forces. Often in these sectors, small forces would cross into enemy lines …

Summer of '42
The winter of 1941/42 had been a productive one for the Soviet Army. Stavka, the Soviet high command, was convinced that the tide of war had turned and that large scale attacks could be launched across the whole front. This …

A Midsummer Day's Dream
In the summer of 1943 Hitler launched what was to be his last gasp in the east. Citadel, as the Germans called it, was designed to collapse the Kursk salient at its base and pocket the Soviet Central Front. The …

Counterattack on the Chir
The winter of 1942-43 saw mobile battles erupt on the Chir River as the 11th Panzer Division struggled to contain the Soviet offensive following the defeat at Stalingrad. Time and time again the superior training and communications of the 11th …

Bridgehead on the Astrika
For five days the soldiers of 73rd Rifle Regiment had struggled to establish a bridgehead over the Astrika at Kratschew. Kampgrumppe Sturm had repulsed each attempt in short order. On the sixth day, however, an emergency compelled German high command…

Tolochino: The T-34
On June 22, 1941, German forces invaded Russia. Conñdent in the Superiority of their technology and training, the Germans believed they could defeat the Red Army in 6 months. However, when the 18th Panzer encountered Soviet T-34/76 tanks outside…

Ambush
On January 17th, 1945 the Soviet Belorussian and Ukranian Fronts launched yet another winter offensive. Within three weeks 35 German divisions ceased to exist and Russian spearheads had driven deep into Germany. By February 1, T-34s had advanced from…

Liberating Rostov
As the German 6th Army, trapped in Stalingrad, approached capitulation, the Soviets attempted to exploit their success against the 3rd Rumanian Army by driving on Rostov in a bid to cut-off communications between 4th Panzer Army and Army Group A …

The Border
Because of surprise and lack of organization, Soviet forces on the frontier at the onset of Barbarossa were quickly brushed aside by German armored columns. Only a few formations gave more than token resistance. The Germans, increasingly…

On the Road to Moscow
Guderian's panzers defeated the Soviet armies near Kiev and were driving ever deeper into Soviet Russia. Threatened by advanced German elements, and desperate, the commander of the Soviet 6th Tank Brigade in Odrino recalled his battalions to defend…
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