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PiersBrand08 Mar 2017 1:04 p.m. PST


A general overview of the early North Africa campaign, from the Italian invasion of Egypt, through the long siege of Tobruk, to Operation Crusader and the Afrika Korps' counterstroke that would bring them to the Gazala Line in early 1942. Also includes background on the invasion of Crete and the Italian campaign in East Africa.

Nine army lists designed to be played with the character of the principal combatants for North Africa and Crete: the Deutsche Afrikakorps, the Italian Ariete armoured division, Italian Infantry divisions to face British (and Commonwealth) armoured and infantry divisions. Also, the LRDG and Auto Saharan patrols.

For Crete, army lists for the 7th Flieger Division facing the Commonwealth's beleaguered defenders of the island.

Also includes rules for alterations to the army lists to play the battles of the East African campaign.

New special rules to adapt the core Battlegroup rules to the North African battlefields. Recreating the character of desert fighting, with its dusty conditions, reliance on tank warfare and mobile formations, and the wearing effects of the harsh conditions, all helping to create games with the distinctive feel of the desert war.

The book is at the printers and we are expecting it at the start of April but you can pre-order now to get it 2-3 weeks before official release and receive a free 1/72nd Panzer III G,H sprue. PLUS every pre-order will be entered to a prize draw to win:-

1st Prize: £100.00 GBP worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2nd Prize: £50.00 GBP worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits
2 x 3rd Prize: £20.00 GBP worth of your choice of Plastic Soldier Company kits

cj177608 Mar 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Great news! I'm really looking forward to this.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Is this a stand alone rulebook?

PiersBrand08 Mar 2017 3:06 p.m. PST

Nope… none of our currently available supplement books have the rules.

All the supplements require the core rules, available as a full size rulebook, mini rulebook or PDF.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

I'm in!

PiersBrand09 Mar 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

Good man! :)

Should have some page previews up later today…

boggler09 Mar 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Tempted by this one!

Jacques09 Mar 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Ordered !!!

Lion in the Stars09 Mar 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Gotta wait till the first of the month, but Do. Want!

PiersBrand09 Mar 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Battlegroup Tobruk Page Previews…

acctingman1869 Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

I really want to get into this game, but the cost is just too high for me. Being the completest that I am, I'd want all the books, but systems like this are just too cost prohibitive for me. I'll keep my eye out for sales or the secondary market. Great stuff regardless

Tony S10 Mar 2017 3:48 p.m. PST


I thought the same thing, but after playing it a few times, it is rapidly growing on me, and the rest of our group. After telling myself that I'd only buy the softcover rulebook, I now own two of the supplements.

Don't forget the first two books are available as inexpensive PDFs now.

I took advantage of Wayland Games 20% off cover price, free shipping and free offer of the new 2nd edition softcover rulebook. Mind you, it takes quite awhile before it arrives, but as luck would have it, I have a few miniatures to paint while I wait!

Marc the plastics fan18 Mar 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

Still think you're losing revenue by not re-releasing the books. I would jump at overlord, but PDF just doesn't cut it for me. I will keep looking on eBay but am not holding out much hope

But ordered this so I can go desert'ing

PiersBrand18 Mar 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Well Marc… you never know.

PiersBrand29 Mar 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Its on its way by ship… Hopefully wont be sunk by the pesky Luftwaffe on route!

So… best decide on the next book now. :)

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