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Blitzkrieg Commander III Available For Pre-Order from Pendraken Miniatures

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here!

Blitzkrieg Commander is one of the most popular WWII rulesets of the past decade with over 5000 copies sold and we’re delighted to announce that the highly anticipated 3rd Edition is now available for pre-order!  We’ll officially be launching BKC-III at the Salute show on 22nd April, but you can pre-order your copy in advance, ready to ship out on Monday 24th.  And as an added bonus, we’ve got a special discounted launch price of £20! (RRP £25)  This launch offer will only be available until Sat 29th April, so head over and grab your copy now:

Blitzkrieg Commander III Available For Pre-Order from Pendraken Miniatures

Blitzkrieg Commander III
– Suitable for any scale miniatures, from 2mm right up to 28mm.
– Simple command system that emphasises the fog of war.
– Effective mechanism for casualty resolution.
– Flexible figure ratio meaning one base represents a platoon.
– Minimal setup time, simply assemble your forces and play.
– Contains 49 army lists covering all nations and theatres.
– Includes 15 scenarios.
– Suitable for solo, two player or multiplayer games.
– No supplements, everything you need to play WWII games in one book.
– Quick Reference Sheet included.

For the existing BKC gamers, you’ll probably want to know what’s changed in BKC-III?

Generally, this 3rd Edition remains true to the BKC you’re familiar with, but with a bit of a refresh on the text.  All of the core elements remain in the game and everything should run much the way it always has.  Things that you may find work slightly differently include:

Scale – Established at ‘1 base = 1 platoon’
Terrain (movement, visibility and cover) – Revamped and simplified in places.
Basic Actions – Now set out in defined actions list.
Unit Abilities (including profiles) – Revamped.
Command Units – Revamped and can now fight and be knocked out like other units.
Close Assault – Streamlined.
Off-table Support – Streamlined.
Engineering – Streamlined and moved to command phase.
Recce Actions – Streamlined.
Exceptions & Special Rules – Extracted into formal ‘special abilities’ for units.
Army Lists – Revamped and increased.

If you know and love Blitzkrieg Commander already then BKC-III should hopefully feel familiar but fresh to you.  For those new to these rules, grab yourself a copy and see what everyone is talking about!

To pre-order yourself a copy, you can either buy directly through our website here: BKC-III or by contacting us using the Contact form on our website: http://www.pendraken.co.uk/Contact.aspx.  For anyone attending Salute, you can also pre-order a copy to collect on the day by contacting us through that same Contact Us method.

For those who prefer their rules in a digital format, BKC-III will also be launched as a pdf download on Wargame Vault on the same day as Salute, so Sat 22nd April.  We’ll also have a range of 1000pt Starter armies ready for the launch, more details on those coming soon.

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Blitzkrieg Commander III At The Printers

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Exactly what it says above!  The finished files have all gone off to the printers, so everything is on course for our planned release at the Salute show on 22nd April.  Barring any unforeseen random issue with the files, we should get confirm…

Pre-Order, Pike & Shotte, To Kill A King

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Pre-Order, Pike & Shotte, To Kill A King

168 pages of colour rich information with an introduction by writer Charles Singleton, this supplement for Pike & Shotte describes the history, armies, personalities and battles of the English Civil War. Included are detailed scenarios based on some of the most famous battles, complete with maps and orders of battle/army lists for the main protagonists plus full campaign system and siege rules!

Crammed full of detailed background information, including

  1. The Early Reign of Charles I
  2. The Bishops’ Wars and the Short Parliament
  3. Rebellion in Ireland
  4. The First Civil War
  5. The Second Civil War
  6. Another War with Scotland

Plus a comprehensive Civil War Timeline and detailed look at the armies of the civil war who were the infantry, the cavalry and artillery, how were they organised and fielded.

The author then takes you on through the tactics of the Civil War and the military revolution of the period where the Dutch and Swedish systems were learnt and employed, and indeed explained here in detail along with more Civil War tactics.

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Profiles of the Royalist and Parliamentarian Commanders.

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Full colour guide to the colours used by participants in the Civil War and a rather handy painting guide.

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Early War Army Lists For The Scots Covenanter Army Of The Bishops’ Wars

Bishops Wars Scots Royalist And English Pre Civil War Army.

The Royalist Army List

  1. The Early Royalist Army
  2. The King’s Oxford Army
  3. The Early Oxford Army
  4. The Late Oxford Army
  5. The Royalist Cornish Army, 1643
  6. The Royalist Western Army, 1644
  7. The Royalist Northern Army
  8. Welsh Marshes and the Anglo-Irish
  9. Royalist Army

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Battle Scenarios Included

  1. The Battle Of Brentford 12 November 1642
  2. The Battle Of Chalgrove Field 18 June 1643
  3. The Battle Of Adwalton Moor 30 June 1643
  4. The Battle Of Lansdown Hill 5 July 1642
  5. Plus a battle report for the battle of Nantwich 24 January 1644

The Parliamentarian Army Lists Covering

  1. The Army under Lord Essex
  2. The Armies of Sir William Waller
  3. Fairfax’s Northern Army
  4. The Army of the Eastern Association
  5. Clubmen Army
  6. The New Model Army

Further Battle Scenarios Include

  1. The Battle Of Cheriton 19 March 1644
  2. The Battle Of Ormskirk 20 August 1644
  3. The Battle Report Of The Second Battle Of Newbury 27 October 1644
  4. The Battle Of Wistanstow 8 June 1645
  5. The Battle Of Torrington 16 February 1646

The Scottish Army Lists Include

  1. Scots Covenanter
  2. The Scots Royalist Army of the Marquis of Montrose
  3. The Scots Royalist Army of 1644
  4. The Scots Royalist Army of 1645
  5. The ‘Traditional’ Montrose Army

Even More Battle Scenarios 

  1. The Battle Of Aberdeen 13 September 1644
  2. Battle Report For The Battle Of Inverlochy 2nd February 1645
  3. The Battle Of Benburb 5 June 1646
  4. The Battle Of Winwick Pass 19 August 1648

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The Irish Army Lists Include

  1. The Irish Catholic Confederate
  2. Anglo-Scots Army
  3. Ormond Irish Royalist Alliance Army

Plus Campaign And Sieged Rules

  1. Special ‘Period’ specific rules
  2. ’Late Misery of War’ 8 pages of detailed campaign rules
  3. 10 pages of glorious siege rules

Concluding With The Storming Of Chichester

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Book Special Miniature

And for everyone who purchases this fantastic tome of Civil War knowledge from the Warlord webstore there is the fabulously characterful FREE miniature of Lord Minimus… we’ll find out more about him from our illustrious commander later!

Pre-Order today and receive your copy before it hits the stores later in April (pre-orders will be shipping from the 10th April)

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Blitzkrieg Commander III Sneak Peek by Pendraken Miniatures

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

We’ve been working almost non-stop on the revised Blitzkrieg Commander rules this year, only taking a few days off to get ready for the York show at the start of this month.  The good news is that the (almost) finished version has now gone off to …