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A tactical wargame system portraying a hypothetical mid-1980s conflict in Europe between the Soviet Union and forces of NATO. The series consists of two stand-alone games (Assault and Boots & Saddles) and three modules (Reinforcements, Bundeswehr, and Chieftain). One additional module (Close Air Support) was announced but apparently never released. The series was initiated by wargaming mainstay Frank Chadwick.

Scale: 250 meter hexes, 5 minute turns, platoon/section sized units.
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1. Board Game: Assault: Tactical Combat in Europe – 1985 [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:4259] [Average Rating:6.74 Unranked]
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Assault (1983) U.S. and Soviet ground forces

"Tactical Combat in Europe: 1985. Assault postulates a conventional conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union in the European environment in 1985."
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2. Board Game: Boots & Saddles, An Assault Series Module [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:5105] [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
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Boots & Saddles (1984) Helicopters and air defense weapons

"Air Cavalry in the 80's. In order to simulate the modern battlefield on a tactical level, a game must cover both hardware and the human element in detail. Assault includes all the latest technology from Chobham armor to Copperhead, as well as simple but realistic command control and morale rules."
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3. Board Game: Reinforcements: New U.S. and Soviet Units for Assault [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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Reinforcements module (1985) more U.S. and Soviet units

"Reinforcements: New U.S. and Soviet Units for Assault. Now you can have a complete set: with this module, plus Assault and Boots & Saddles, you will have counters for every type of U.S. and Soviet maneuver unit likely to be in central Europe . . . This module contains a system designed to allow players to create their own force levels and victory multipliers for Assault scenarios."
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4. Board Game: Bundeswehr: Nato's Front Line [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
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Bundeswehr module (1986) German units and combat engineer rules

"Bundeswehr: NATO's Front Line. Bundeswehr gives you . . . Leopard 1 and 2 tanks, Marder APCs, Luchs and Fuchs reconnaissance vehicles, Jaguar antitank vehicles . . . PAH-1 attack helicopters and Gepard air defense guns, for use with Boots & Saddles. Combat Engineering is vital on the modern battlefield. Bundeswehr's simple but comprehensive combat engineering rules cover every important aspect of the subject."
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5. Board Game: Chieftain, An Assault Series Module [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
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Chieftain module (1988) British and Netherlands units

"Chieftain: The British Army of the Rhine. Chieftain provides a complete array of British equipment and maneuver units, from Chieftain and Challenger tanks through MCV-80 and Saxon APCs. Not only are the well-equipped forward elements presented, but the light security elements that form BAOR's vital reinforcements are included as well. Chieftain also presents the Netherlands Army, with its uniquely organized and equipped units. Accompanying aviation and engineering assets link Cheiftain directly to Bundeswehr and Boots & Saddles."
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