Panzer is a game of conventional ground-oriented combat set during World War II. It is designed to test the tactical skills of two or more players.
As a tactical level game, the battles (scenarios) depict small unit actions. As such, any force can theoretically defeat any other force set at any time during the war. The Soviets actually won many small unit actions in 1941, as did the Germans in 1945. That is the advantage tactical games have over strategic games.
Modular rules system with Basic, Advanced, and Optional rules section. Players may keep it simple or as complex as desired. Includes rules for: Vehicle include 11 unique hit locations, armor angles, and penetration charts for level, rising, and falling fire; Various ammunition type, e.g., AP, HVAP, APCR, HEAT, HE; Sighting Effects; Overwatch fire; Rate-of-fire; Indirect fire, both on gameboard and off gameboard; Hand-to-hand combat; Close assault; Troop quality; Command control; Unit cohesion; Morale; Smoke Effects; Mines; Obstruction; Bogging; Air-to-ground and anti-aircraft combat.
- 22" x 34" map with one inch hexes
- 16 double-sided Tank Data Cards
- Three full-color contersheets
- 2 Summary Cards
- Five Player Aid Cards
- Basic & Advanced Rulebook
- Optional Rulebook
- Four 10-sided dice