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2011
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Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
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Band of Brothers is a fast playing game of squad level combat in WWII. It covers the exploits of the 101st in their battles from D-Day through the Bulge. The rules are very simple (no combat charts are needed) with very few exceptions to remember and yet the game is meant to be all encompassing and will include infantry, tanks, and artillery.

Based on years of research, the game system uses a unique suppression mechanic. There are no longer two unique states for a unit, but varying degrees of suppression. This allows suppression to accumulate from multiple fire sources and means that the unit will not take a morale check until it is asked to do something. You will never know for sure how your units will respond until they are needed.

Although casualties can be caused by artillery and heavy weapons (which makes them prime battlefield targets), squads will never cause significant casualties shooting at range at dug in, first line troops. Their goal is to fire and maneuver. Sections of the enemy force must be pinned down and eliminated from up close. The system itself forces this realistic play. In a similar fashion, the system rewards you for spreading your troops out and other realistic game play.

Another unique feature of the game is its use of Proficiency and Casualty ratings to differentiate squads in areas besides just morale.

The game is the first in a series.

Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer is a stand alone game that is set on the Eastern Front and follows the German 11th Panzer (Ghost) Division

Other games under research are "The Old Breed" (the US 1st Marine Division) and a module that follows Commonwealth forces.

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Contents:

  • Ten geomorphic maps
  • 7/8" counters for squads and tanks
  • 5/8" informational counters
  • Scenarios (playable in 1 to 1.5 hours)
  • Rules
  • Play aid
  • Dice

Awards

2011: Dice Tower Best Wargame Nominee
2011: Charles S. Roberts Best World War II Game Runner Up
2012: Origins Best Historical Board Game Nominee

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Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
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Publisher: Worthington Publishing, LLC
Artist: Brandon Pennington, Dan Safee
Year: 2015
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Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
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Publisher: Worthington Games
Artist: Brandon Pennington, Dan Safee
Year: 2011
Product Code: WOG051
Size: 9.20 x 11.80 x 1.70 inches
1.50 pounds
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Release Date: Dec 2011
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7 BoB Solitaire System by Kyle (p4warrior)
Variant AI defensive rules for Band-Of-Brothers: Screaming Eagles version 0.5 provided by Kyle in the thread: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/959953/solo-play-discussion Converted to PDF. For docx-format, see original thread. See: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/114512/band-brothers-ai-defense-deck to print out corresponding card deck.
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2015-03-25
24 Band of Brothers - AI Defense Deck
Card backs for the AI Defense Deck. These are full color and have a cut line for printing separate from the fronts.
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2015-02-27
4 Visual scenario template
The zip file should work also with the Windows' integrated (un)zipper.
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2015-02-03
19 Scenario Quick Choice Guide
A listing of all Band of Brothers scenarios (that I could find) with some statistics, so you can quickly choose which scenario to play depending on the mood you're in (a short skirmish, a tight fight, infantry only because you haven't learned the vehicle rules yet,...). In the "Source" column there are hyperlinks ("bonus", "@BGG") to the non-boxed contents. The paper size is a compromise between Letter and A4 (taking the shortest dimensions of both) so that it can be printed at 100% on both paper sizes (and cropped as needed to fit in the box).
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2015-01-27
14 Flatten the Learning Curve Rules Summary Update
Updated and slightly modified version of the Flatten the Learning Curve Summary to allow SE to be played using Ghost Panzer ruleset (Op Fire section also updated).
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2014-01-17
25 Chost Panzer values for Proficiency
A conversion chart that shows the equivalent Screaming eagle and Ghost panzer values as modified by the new V2 rules.
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2013-12-22
29 Pasteups for using Ghost Panzer rules with Screaming Eagles counters
The version 2.0 rules changed just a few things, but the most interesting one of them actually asks for a counter change - and of course, updated counters for Screaming Eagles didn't come with Ghost Panzer (for very understandable reasons). Even though there are whispers and rumors about updated counters actually coming eventually, that won't help for playing the new rules with this game right now. That's where these pasteups come in. After cutting, glue the pasteups over the stats line of the two sides (fresh and reduced) of the corresponding counters. As a guide, it's probably best if you use this file which holds exactly the needed information: [filepage=98220][/filepage] This should be everything needed for allowing you to play with the [filepage=96560]2.0 rules, available on...
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2013-12-21
7 BoB-SE Odds Calculator v1
Use this spreadsheet to calculate odds and modifiers for various firing situations between infantry units. Use the drop down boxes in the coloured cells to specify the situation you want to look at and see the results. I created this so that people who are unsure what the modifiers are in a particular situation can easily find them out and so that people could calculate odds of success for various situations to help with scenario creation. Things to note, it assumes you pass a morale check in the case of normal and assault fire situations but it still handles proficiency checks when required. You can indicate if you'd like to spend a CP to reroll a failed proficiency check if the attack itself doesn't require one (e.g. long range). You can also indictae whether or not you should...
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2013-01-07
11 BoB Blank Map Kit for Custom Maps
This is a collection of images I created that can be used to create your own BoB maps that look almost identical to the official ones. The file includes a background layer that I created from scratch to mimic the look and feel of the grassy terrain on the official maps (jpg to reduce file size), a hex grid that mimics the look and feel of the official design (png for transparency) and an example of how the two images look combined. Obviously this is just a starting point for designers who will have to create their own terrain features to flesh out the map for now which is why I separated the grid from the background.
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2013-01-06
22 Band of Brothers Flow Charts
These are step-by-step flow charts showing how to activate an infantry squad (including firing and assault firing) as well as vehicles.
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2012-12-24
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