THIS IS THE BRL 1192 CORE - THE BASIS
FOR ALL THE OTHER ITEMS AND THE PATHWAY INTO THE SYSTEM. YOU MUST
OWN THIS PRODUCT TO USE ALL OTHER BRL 1192 PRODUCTS.
In the early 1970's an innovater and ordnance
expert named Harold came along and got his hands on a document
unseen outside of military circles: BRL 1192. The data within
became the core of the ground-breaking design that preceded every
other major tactical-level system and won BOARD WARGAME OF THE
YEAR, after its release. Years later, an MIT-grad and devotee
named Brian came along and saw the potential of reverse-engineering
the 'programmed instruction' rules, and was himself, soon in the
company of a publisher named Ray, that owned the original as his
first board wargame. The result is something that brings back
the approach to tank vs. tank warfare, and keeps the approach
truewhile working in the enhancements, published and yet
to be published, to create a truly unique system of recreating
the war in North Africa and beyond.
Prior to his untimely passing, Harold was
working on almost a daily basis with Ray and completed a collection
of reports that provide ordnance vs. AFVs and other vehiclesusing
the exact same approach used in the original TOBRUK. While Hal's
book 'Steel on Steel' was never published, these reports are the
basis of a new collection of DAMAGE TABLES that will be used to
portray combat beyond the confines of the original nine scenarios
in the core game.
In the years since the publication of TOBRUK,
a variety of other systems have come to the fore. None use the
methodology found in the system founded on and represented in
BRL 1192. Some enhancements to game play were introduced in the
years that followed the original publication, and were embraced
by the designer. These have been judiciously reviewed, and folded
in, to BRL1192 to craft a new experience, devoted to but not shackled
by outdated notions: yet familiar to hobbyists that enjoyed the
work that preceded it all.
In addition to a complete set of rules that
provides ALL the capabilities needed to depict warfare at this
level in only 24 pages of rulesall assembled into a cogent
rulebookterrain appears, in keeping with Hal's past suggestions
.... just minus the need to 'pencil' anything on your boards.
A simple to assimilate presentation of new AFV and vehicle types
make their debut in the core game... to be followed by every vehicle,
AFV and weapons-system to see action in the theater.
Too many dice rolls? Solved, with a new
multi-dice rolling system AND we provide the 5 dice you need with
your order. Feeling bored by tanks that can't scream across the
battlefield, using more movement points per turn? No brainer,
the DOUBLE-TIME rules allow you to literally pump up the presentation
seamlessly ... and we provide the kit you need to do it.
The old boards were not geomorphic? No,
they were not. But the new ones ARE FULLY GEOMORPHIC ... and BRL
1192 is thusly, fully scalable .... in an almost infinite manner.
Scroll down and nail yourself the first DT kit and get on with
the most extenisive desert-gaming ever, anywhere. You can literally
'feel' the long ranges involved when you stand off your DT battlefield.
Planes that get hit by AA then veer, out
of control before becoming tangled wrecks on the desert battlefield?
Check. Officers getting men to move along at double-time? Check.
Long Range infantry fire? Yes. All to hit attempts need to secure
a hit via dice roll to keep things exciting? Of course. Discrete
gun and tank facings? Yes. Turret markers replacing 'side notes'
to remind you which what these rather important appendages of
a tank are facing? Check. And checkmate!
Ok, so before you strap on your Rommel's
Goggles (we assume you ordered them out of the catalogs years
ago; otherwise, get some safety goggles at your local big box
hardware store) you want to know: tons of records-keeping still
required? No and yes! You get a glossy Roster Chart 2015 edition
(and can download an infinite quantity more HERE)use an
erasable pen. But almost all records-keeping is replaced by the
new markers presented ... over 500 in all ... as part of the massive
counter collection provided.
SHIPPING IMMEDIATELY, this
is the 2nd Edition printing and includes updated rulebook and