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Combat PatrolTM is an exciting set of skirmish rules that allows players to focus on the game instead of the rules.

Combat PatrolTM  is a unique card-based minatures game.  The unique Double Random ActivationTM mechanism provides a leap-ahead method for activating units that provides the friction and drama of card-based systems with none of the drawbacks.  

More importantly, Combat PatrolTM uses a card-based combat resolution mechanism that is exciting and simple while eliminating unsightly chart cards cluttering your beautiful gaming table.

To play Combat Patrol you need EITHER set A or set B of the cards as well as the freely downloadable PDF of the basic rules. The advanced rules and rules for vehicles are a separately purchased download.  The PDF download is NOT a set of cards.  The PDF is the full rules as a PDF download-and-print booklet.  You MUST purchase the cards to play the game.  The basic rules are available as a free download, listed as a "preview."

Each set includes four 50-card Action Decks (supporting four to eight players), with different colored backs to keep them separated, and an Activation Deck.  Purchasing both Set A and Set B will give you eight different backs, supporting eight to sixteen players for those really large games.  The basic rules and an introductory scenario are a free .pdf download from DriveThru as well.  The advanced rules and vehicle rules are a second download.  

More information is available about these rules at http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Combat_Patrol.html.


 
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September 12, 2017 2:36 am UTC
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Okay, so it was my fault for not reading the text properly and buying the PDF, thinking that I'd get enough to play the game - but hey, I liked the look of the rules from the basic rules download and I don't mind spending $5 for the full rules.

But when I went through the checkout to get the card set: $64AUS to get a single deck!?! Yikes!

Why not do a PDF print-at-home version, so us people that live outside the continental US can try this game at an affordable price?

Until then, this one will just have to stay in the "nice idea - pity I'll never get to play it" folder...
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John S September 12, 2017 3:15 am UTC
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A Set of cards is actually five decks. Each set contains four action decks and an activation deck. The difference between Set A and Set B is just the colors of the backs of the action decks; otherwise, all action decks are the same. So, a set of cards includes 124 professional-printed and laminated poker-sized playing cards.

I have no plans for print and play for Combat Patrol. As for trying them out. I have provided the starter rules for FREE. There are four of five demonstration videos for FREE. The full rules are a paltry $5. I think that I have provided many good-faith mechanisms by which you can get a good feel for whether you will like the rules before you purchase the necessary card decks.

There are a number of purchase options. You can order a Set A or Set B from DriveThru. Sally 4th in England sells individual action decks, so you can purchase just one deck if you so choose. Both Sally 4th in England and On Military Matters in the US sell "starter sets" that...See more
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matthew G September 15, 2017 12:54 am UTC
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This looks interesting but a clear description of what is included with a set of cards would be really helpful. After reading the intro rules PDF I share a similar confusion as the earlier poster except that we now know a set includes 5 decks; 4 Action 1 Activation. Is one set sufficient for 2 players going head to head? Will cards of the same color make it difficult to distinguish "sides", or to reconstitute decks? Are the cards ID's to facilitate setup with two player, or 2-handed solo? The intro rules don't illuminate the basics here.. in fact is the action deck shared by all players? What colors are the A & B decks Are the different decks in each set colored differently to distinguish between decks? Thanks!
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matthew G September 15, 2017 1:44 am UTC
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Edit: Tracked down the game to your homepage and stuff at Sally 4th! Got the picture now. For others finding this more randomly I still suggest a better item description similar to the one on your homepage about mid way down that directs one to DriveThru. There it explains the decks and usage pretty well. Lots of DLC too!
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John S September 15, 2017 11:52 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I believe the information you suggest is already in the purchase notes, but I have also added it to the product description. Thanks for your interest in the rules.

I don't know what DLC means.
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matthew G September 15, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
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John - the extra descriptive paragraph you added helps. DLC is short for "down-loaded content"; all the supplements, optional rules and national OBs you post on your homepage. I look forward to this.
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