Squad Leader

This is Squad Leader, a game of WWII tactical combat in Europe. Now you make the instant decisions resulting in life or death for your men, victory or defeat for your army, for you are the Squad Leader. You direct the fire against your squad, select your plan of attack, or set your defenses against massed Russian human wave or armour assaults. Will that hedgerow provide adequate cover for your flanking efforts, or will your men be cut down by the American machinegun position in the woods? The decision is irrevocable and yours alone. You must live or die by the results.

Squad Leader is more than just a game, it is a game system which can be used to portray any WWII infantry action. Its innovative system does for infantry combat what Panzerblitz and Panzer Leader have done for armoured warfare games. Squad Leader provides innovative rules for morale, leadership, machineguns, flamethrowers, demo charges, smoke, hidden placement, sewer movement, off-board artillery, radio contact, anti-tank guns, night actions, wire, entrenchments, mines, bunkers, rubble, multi-story building differentiation, fire, river crossings, roadblocks, mortars, and much more.

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Games and Expansions:

G.I. Anvil of Victory (1982)
Crescendo of Doom (1979)
Cross of Iron: A Squad Leader Gamette (1978)
Squad Leader (1977)


Squad Leader: Cross of Iron


This is CROSS OF IRON, a gripping game of tactical combat on the Russian Front. Following in the footsteps of its amazingly successful predecessor,…

Squad Leader: Crescendo of Doom


From the Nazi invasion of Poland, through the heroic defense of tiny Finland against the Russian behemoth, the blitzkrieg conquests of Norway and the…

Squad Leader: GI: Anvil of Victory


It is December, 1941; Europe lays stricken beneath the Nazi boot. Only Britain, sheltered by her fleet and the English channel, stands fast before the…

Squad Leader: Wargamers Scenarios


Squad Leader is a game of WWII tactical combat in Europe. Now, you make the instant decisions resulting in life or death for your men, victory or…

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