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Laquered Coffins WW2 Air Combat Game Available from Ostfront

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April 24th, 2017

Ostfront publishing is excited to announce the release of Lacquered Coffins, their fast-play WWII air combat game.

The game focuses on the interaction of fighter, bomber, ground attack and utility aircraft, and provides rules for ground targets, reconnaissance, torpedoes and naval vessels, as well as a smooth air combat system that can easily handle up to 50 aircraft per side.

Aimed at 1/600 scale, Lacquered coffins would work fine at 1/300 or or 1/144 scale as well.

The game does not require hexes, or fancy flying stands, and has a unique speed and altitude tracking system, allowing for dynamic and simple handling of real flight characteristics.

Ostfront Releases Westfront WW1 Tabletop Game

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April 22nd, 2017

Ostfront Publishing is excited to announce the release of Westfront, a WWI tabletop game aimed at company to battalion level games and representing the feeling of the great war for those at the front.

Westfront is based on first hand accounts of the war and implements many of the features that provide the flavor of WWI. Communication issues, misguided orders, vehicles bogging down in mud, creeping barrages of artillery giving your men cover as they advance, gas attacks, reconnaissance, getting lost, and more. All presented in a simple and fast-play format, with games taking around 2 hours.

Westfront includes army lists for the central powers and the allies, and has a freeform army list system where you can choose infantry, artillery, vehicles, trenches, barbed wire, pillboxes and cavalry, creating the list you need to fulfill your orders. The lists are split up into early, mid, and late war, showing the evolution of units and tactics throughout the war.
Orders are generated from the dynamic order system, where each player draws a playing card before the game and is given objectives. Sometimes these orders even change mid-game!

Westfront is aimed at 1/72 and 15mm scale, but would work just as well at 10mm or 6mm scales. It puts the player in the shoes of a Field commander who must contend with orders from above, deal with the chaos of the battlefield, all while attempting to command, resupply and communicate with his forces.

Ostfront – Combined Arms WW2 Tabletop rules released

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September 15th, 2016

Ostfront is the result of 5 years of research and play-testing. Its a comprehensive World War 2 system aimed at historical accuracy, balance and fun. The rules have been streamlined over the years. Its quick, brutal and rewards bold commanders with sound tactics.

Ostfront covers Infantry, Light Vehicles, all varieties of Tanks and Self-Propelled guns, Artillery in the form of Field Guns and Howitzers, Air Support and Air defense, as well various other forms of support and fortifications. It can be played in any theater of WW2, from North Africa to the Pacific. Aimed at 1/72, 1/100 or smaller scale miniatures. It would also work fine for 28mm.

The Ostfront system is all about combined arms – it plays at a Company to Battalion level, with the smallest unit being the Infantry Platoon. Infantry are deployed in bases, each one representing about 25 men for regulars, and about 10 men for the veteran Assault Infantry units. At 1/72 scale we usually use 3-4 miniatures per base, meaning you can make a large amount of bases from any cheap infantry box – one airfix box of 48 miniatures would give you 10 bases.

Tanks are of course a large part of Ostfront battles, with the average game fielding anywhere from 1 to 20 of them per side, sometimes more in larger games. Light vehicles play an important role, and reconnaissance has a tangible effect in-game – he who scouts out the area first can gain a tactical advantage.