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Jefthro302 Dec 2019 2:56 a.m. PST

Hello I'm seeking a copy of Blitzspiel rules by John Armatys . As my current copy is past its best . Any one aware of where I might have obtain a copy . Am also interested in hearing any of any ones experience of using the rules. We tend to use them when I fancy an easy to play world war game that isn't too demanding on the grey matter . But recognise that they can provide a fairly realistic fun game and are popular with our small group .

John Armatys02 Dec 2019 5:01 a.m. PST

It is nice to find the rules still have some fans!

If you let me have your e-mail address I can provide a pdf version of the original set, and, if you are interested, Blitzspiel II (a company level update which hasn't been properly play tested) and A Platoon Commander's War (a lower level infantry set using the same mechanisms which I've been working on for some time).

Jefthro302 Dec 2019 5:40 a.m. PST

Hi John
Yes am definitely interested . I heard of your work via looking up Wargames development posts , trying to pin down a copy of your rules . My email is I'm planning to run a game this Thursday and my copy the rules is well battered .


John Armatys02 Dec 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

All being well the pdfs will be in your inbox.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

And what rules might these be?

Please, do tell more.


John Armatys03 Dec 2019 4:13 a.m. PST

Blitzspiel is a set of WW2 rules designed for use with 1/300 figures with a combat mechanism inspired by DBA and a 1 inch to 50 yards ground scale. 1 vehicle = 1 vehicle, a base of infantry = a section or squad. They were published in the UK by Mercian Model Soldier in 1995.

parrskool04 Dec 2019 10:09 a.m. PST

Always interested in any WW2 rule set. i have a vague recollection of these from many years back can they be the same ?

John Armatys04 Dec 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

What do you vaguely recall?

Desert Fox04 Dec 2019 12:43 p.m. PST


I am interested in your Blitzspiel rules as well. Please send a copy to jam55126 AT yahoo DOT com

Thank you!

parrskool05 Dec 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

If it's the set I am thinking of, I had a set which got lost in one of the many moves during 20 years. Multiple postings have lost me quite a few books over the years.
Ah, that I could get them back.

Jefthro329 Jan 2020 6:25 p.m. PST

Hi John
I m surprised by the DBA connection could you expand on this. your rules are very popular with our small group because of the ease of play.

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