World War II Commander Volume 1: Battle of the Bulge Board Game
The simple elegance and high player-interaction of the WWII Commander games recreates the tension of key battles of the Second World War. The overall game system is easy to learn and makes a great introduction to war games, but mastering its tactics and strategy is a true challenge as the players take turns deciding which units to activate on either attack or defense.
As the German player, you must make big gains and be as aggressive as possible while you hold the numerical advantage without over-committing your units, over-extending supply lines or falling prone to fuel shortages. As the Allied player, you must first withstand the initial German surprise attack and coordinate effective holding actions while defending key geographic objectives as you muster your arriving forces for counterattacks. The rules are simple, game play is fast and furious and can be completed in a single sitting, and victory may be achieved by either side at different stages of the game.
2 Sheets of Counters
1 Rules Booklet
1 German Order of Battle Display
1 Allied Order of Battle Display
2 Player Aid Cards
50 Activation Cubes
40 Wooden Control Disks
7 Ten-sided Dice
Game Length: 60-180 minutes