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1987
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90 minutes
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Solitaire game of tank command. You control your Sherman tank (17 variations) and crew assigned to the 4th Armored Division as you move out of the "Cobra Breakout" following the Normandy invasion. Move into a new territory and deal with what you encounter. You will need to manage your crew's actions, your tank's facing, and attempt to take out enemy forces without losing your tank. Combat system is abstracted to not take place on a map, but rather on a sector grid, with positions and movement abstracted to only change in how they relate to your tank.

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Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Charles Kibler, George I. Parrish, Jr.
Year: 1987
Product Code: 868
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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11 American M1917 (FT-17) Tank Card
After playing a bit of World of Tanks, I whipped up a card for one of the earliest American tanks, which never saw any service in the Second World War. It can be a challenge (and/or an exercise in cowardice) to survive in it, but I had fun for a couple games with it and figured I'd upload it in case anyone else was interested. The main gun uses the standard M4 coaxial machine gun stats and all non-small arms fire against your M1917 will be again minimal armor (all the "To Kill" numbers at all ranges/aspects for the tank is "95"). Being a small tank, the +10 modifier would apply for shots against a M1917. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
English
2014-07-10
1 Informe de mision
Plantilla de hoja de Excel para ser utilizada como hoja de control de misión automatizada
Spanish
2013-12-22
18 D-Company - Light Tanks and Light Tank Scenarios
LIGHT TANKS AND LIGHT TANK SCENARIOS The most common light tanks in the US Army were the M3 and M5 Stuart and the M24 Chaffee. This is a Light Tank Variant to Patton’s Best with the M5 Stuart and M24 Chaffee. It includes a Reccon Scenario and Screening Scenario. The After Action Report Cards, Tank Cards and the details for the M5, M5A1 and M24 can be found separately. Reccon Scenario Your Light Tank Company (D-Coy) is sent on a reccon mission to scout for enemy troop locations, advance or withdrawal routes or advantageous positions. It will be the first type of mission you will find in this variant. The other are hidden in the game play and can come alive in the AARs or during the briefing by using your imagination. During the reccon mission your company is sent to scout for...
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2012-11-25
14 SS Units in Patton's Best
Here is a suggestion of how to use SS units in Patton's Best. I have not included a way to determine whether or not a unit is SS, but perhaps use a die roll before the day begins if the units you will encounter are SS. It's been a couple of years since I tried this, but I think it works. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Magnus. Also... Keep your eyes open for "D-Company - Light Tanks Scenarios in Patton's Best" which I'll upload in a couple of days.
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2012-11-22
11 Cyberboard version of Guderian's Best
(Version 3) Cyberboard files for my Guderian's Best variant of Patton's Best. Includes all the latest rules changes as of 4th November 2012.
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2012-10-10
30 Guderian's Best v3
Version 3 of my Russian Front variant of Patton's Best, 1941-1945. Play single day actions or campaigns of various lengths, commanding PzIII, PzIV, Panther, Tiger or King Tiger tanks. 50+ Soviet units represented. This version (Dec 2012) includes data cards for Soviet units, generic enemy Tank, SPG and ATG counters (so less stuff to cut out), and many modifications to the earlier tables, rules etc. Too much new stuff to mention here; check out the documentation. A Cyberboard program of this version is also available.
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2012-10-06
7 Spanish counters for Patton's Best (craig104's version)
Counters sheets translated into Spanish
Spanish
2011-06-07
19 Patton's Best Variant - It was Only the Wind...
It was Only the Wind... Adding Dummy Markers to Patton's Best is a variant I wrote that adds more uncertainty to the identification of enemy units on the Battle Board. A few markers (blank counters, buttons, chips, or coins, for example) will be needed in addition to the game components to play this variant.
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2011-04-18
24 Patton's Best Variant - Late-Model Soviet T-34's
I was reading a book about Soviet tank crews and started to wonder how hard it would be to add new units to "Patton's Best". The answer turned out to be "not as bad as I feared" although this is very much a work in progress. Included are cards for a T-34/76 Model 1943 and a T-34/85 Model 1944 as well as the necessary rules & tables to play with them. My knowledge of the T-34 is limited to seeing museum pieces & reading books, so I tried to list my assumptions as much as possible. Nothing seems too unreasonable, I hope. Comments and suggestions are more than welcome. I could certainly use the help... On a side note, I wasn't sure whether including top and profile images of the tank here would violate any copyrights so my cards include only shaded place holders instead of...
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2011-03-16
20 Top-Down 1
I decided to upgrade the vehicle counters and include damage graphics. Top-Down files 1-4 = front counters and 5-7 = rear counters. The excellent original top-down graphics were done by Dirk Schoenberger http://www.juniorgeneral.org/index.html
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2010-09-14
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