Combined Arms 2000 Board Game

Combined Arms 2000 is a free print-and-play board game for modern era combat. The description from Board Game Geek:

Combined Arms 2000 is a light wargame simulating armored warfare using modern technology. It features a realistic scale for both movement and fire (1 space = 1 kilometer), a good selection of vehicle and infantry types, off-board fire support, and fixed-wing air support.

Players build armies from parts of a shared deck, then fight! The attacker has only ten turns to seize his objectives. Wise use of reserves, clever scouting, and bold maneuver are all needed to attain victory.

This is a free print & play release on BoardGameGeek. Print cards and box to 110 lb cardstock, and rules to a single sheet of typing paper. Heavy lines on the box are cut lines; lighter lines are all mountain folds.

Wargames Set In Lebanon

Given the recent unpleasantness in the Levant, it might be interesting to game a battle between the IDF and Hezbo terrorists — err, militia. Andrew Thompson has a page on gaming battles in Lebanon, including a painting guide, some VERY nice photos and a simple set of rules for playing the conflict.

It would be interesting to know readers’ reaction to this page. While wargamers have no compunction about gaming wars, a good many seem to draw the line at the more modern stuff … too close to home … too recent. Others, however, think that this is the most interesting thing to do, precisely because it is so immediate.