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A groundbreaking board game of armored warfare on the Eastern Front in World War II.

The game is tactical scale (company/platoon sized units) with geomorphic map boards. The 352 counters are 5/8' and were very striking for their time.
250 meters per hex, 6 minutes per turn.

Avalon Hill Complexity Rating: 6.

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A stand-alone follow up game, Panzer Leader, was set on the Western Front. Although it introduced a revised rules system, Panzer Leader used geomorphic map boards that were compatible with those used in Panzerblitz.

The second direct descendant of Panzerblitz was 'Arab-Israeli Wars', which involved modern armored combat in the Middle East.

Panzerblitz: Hill of Death was released in 2009. It is only related to the original Panzerblitz by way of name, scale (tactical), and general topic (World War II armored warfare, albeit on the Western Front). PB:HOD is not a redesign or expansion of the original game.


From "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Panzerblitz (1970) Revised 1971
Designed by Jim Dunnigan
Development by Redmond Simonsen

PANZERBLITZ was actually designed and packaged lock, stock and barrel by SPI as a complete package to AH on a royalty basis. Game actually evolved from an earlier experimental game by SPI called Tactical Game 3. The revisions to Panzerblitz was limited to slight changes to the scenario cards in the second printing. The revision notice can be found in red on the LOS example card.


Magazine References:

The GENERAL Index Article List:

Wargamer's Guide to PANZERBLITZ

Panzerfaust Article List:

  • Number 53 May-Jun '72
    • PanzerBlitz - "Western Panzerblitz Revisited" (Variant), Paul Mills
    • PanzerBlitz - "Assorted Comments on Western Panzerblitz" (Variant), Roy Easton
    • PanzerBlitz - "More Western Panzerblitz" (Variant), Roy Easton
  • Number 55 Sep-Oct '72
  • Number 56 Nov-Dec '72
    • PanzerBlitz - "Panzerblitz Defenses Part II" (Strategy), Vance von Borries
  • Number 61
  • Number 63
    • PanzerBlitz - "Incremental Panzerblitz" (Variant), Andy Lavis, Tom Olson, Jim Snellen

Panzerfaust and Campaign Article List:

  • Number 72 Mar-Apr 1976
    • PanzerBlitz - "Solitaire PanzerBlitz" (Variant / Session), Herschel M. Sarnoff


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Year: 1970
Product Code: 807
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5 Blank scaleable vector Panzerblitz map
This is blank Panzerblitz, Panzer Leader map made with Inkscape. Inkscape is a free vector drawing tool and may be downloaded from https://inkscape.org, I've included notes on the map file which may be useful.
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2015-07-12
9 Combined Arms Assault Tactics
This is the most up to date version of this variant per Bryon Henderson in a discussion on the series thread on Consimworld.
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2015-02-15
19 Stalingrad Module for Panzerblitz
This module consists of three maps (Stalingrad North, Center, South) each 15x23 hexes, Terrain Effects Chart, Volga Crossing Chart, Luftwaffe Mission Track, and an explanatory document. Total seven files (six jpg and one pdf). This module enables play of 1-2 day battles of the major German offensives during August-November 1942, using counters from the Imstrat website and organisations from Greg's Panzerblitz. I am the creator.
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2015-01-10
10 Consolidated Situation13
OK, I altered these based upon some of the feedback I got and also converted to RTF format - should be readable using WordPad instead of WORD only.
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2014-11-28
8 SVG vector art for iconic PanzerBlitz sleeve case
SVG is vector format allowing arbitrary image scaling, hence, a great way to create a simple image once, and rescale it to arbitrary sizes. The SVG in this file is roughly 1200 x 1200 pixels, and has been scaled to 16 x 16 for favicon use on a web page tab with excellent results. The license is Creative Commons Share Alike.
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2014-10-26
6 PanzerBlitz Combat Ledger
Simple ledger for recording combat in PanzerBlitz, very useful for solo games, and for scenario development.
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2014-10-11
12 Solitaire rules for PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader
Solitaire rules for PanzerBlitz and Panzer Leader
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2014-09-14
8 Situation 207 Extra Counters
These are the counters I made to represent the British Commandos German Radar and Gestapo Prisoners
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2014-09-12
10 Situation 101 Extra Counters
These are the extra counters needed to play Situation 101 from the General Vol 9 #2. These have the strengths from the original article for the British plus the 'civilian' counters. For those that want to play it as written.
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2014-09-10
9 Chopperblitz Counters
These are a reworking of the original Wargamer's Guide to Panzerblitz counters in White (original),German, Russian, American and Commonwealth colors.
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2014-09-06
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