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Subject: Red Devils Progress Report 12-13-14 rss

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It may not seem like it, but work on the Red Devils expansion has been moving along at a terrifying pace. Major chunks of the to-do-list are getting crossed off and its full steam ahead. That said, here are a few pics of the upcoming Red Devils expansion pack for Platoon Leader!

An overview of the components. Note: That which you see here is playtest components only and subject to change, nothing is final. Note also the change in strength markers.

A couple scenario cards. The style introduced in Cold Combat is continued in Red Devils.

The fighting that is portrayed within this expansion centers on the bridge proper and its immediate vicinity.

Zee Germans.

The Brits, Ta ta!

The troops in action.

Tentatively the armor looks something like this. You will have a base number within which you will roll to hit. If successful, you will then roll 1d6 to determine the extent of the damage. (As the Brits have no armor, the Stugs will be firing at infantry and buildings.) When firing at infantry, the number rolled will equal the number of infantry strength points eliminated minus the number 6 the result of which is served up in suppression markers. So let’s say a tank slams a shell into a hex of infantry within basic cover and gets a 4 on a 1d6. This means four hits. After soaking 1 hit for cover, this means 3 point strength reduction. As the original number rolled was 4 we subtract this from 6 which means whoever survived the strike will also end up with 2 suppression markers.

The Brits do get Piats which when fired at a tank results in a fairly standard procedure which if a hit is successful, another die roll is compared to either the front, side, top or rear armor. This can have varying results based on whether the roll is equal to the armor rating, 1 or 2 greater than the armor rating or 3 and up.
As already mentioned, overruns as well as off board artillery and more will also be covered within Red Devils.

So there you go. Hope this wets your appetite. Now grab a copy of Platoon Leader and sharpen your skills so you’ll be ready for Red Devils!

The release date is slated for some time in January.
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