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Open Combat Handbook 60pp Softcover

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Open Combat - Rules for Fighting Miniature Battles

Create the heroes, adventures and battles of your imagination

The Open Combat tabletop miniature wargame skirmish rules are suitable for any pre-gunpowder historical period or fantasy setting.

  • Use any miniatures & terrain you have
  • Only a small area required (24"x24")
  • Suitable for pre-gunpowder historical periods and fantasy settings
  • Customise the characteristics of your fighters, ‘stat’ them any way you like.
  • Fast setup and play time (30-40mins)

Open Combat puts you in command of a warband of fighters led by their charismatic (or frightening) leader as they match themselves against their foes.

Who the combatants are and what they are fighting about is down to you, your miniature collection and what you have the 'itch' to play.

The 60 page full colour book includes rules for building and customising your warbands along with a range of weapons, skills & abilities (including Influence abilities where your warriors can make psychological attacks against the enemy).

You'll find rules for movement, combat, terrain and additional rules for hiding, climbing and jumping.

Scenarios include 'Open Combat' with three optional deployments including 'confrontation' where your warbands could begin the game intermingled even before the fighting starts! Additional scenarios set the warbands the task of capturing prey or discovering prizes hidden on the battlefield.

Also included is hints and tips, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a Quick Reference Sheet along with sample profiles for a selection of combatants to help inspire you (or to pick from if you're a bit short on time).


Publisher: Second Thunder Limited

ISBN: 978-0-9933785-2-2

Format: Saddle-stiched soft cover

Released: March 2017

Size: A4

NOTE: What is the difference between the hardback book and the handbook? The hardback edition includes a campaign system and two extra scenarios.