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Set A of the cards (4 Action Decks and one Activation Deck) for $32.  The Basic rules are a free PDF download.  The PDF of the Advanced Rules is an additional $5 purchase.   Make sure you click the correct radio buttons when you order.

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 the rules at

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John S April 20, 2020 7:03 pm UTC
The cards are available again as of earlier this afternoon.
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John S April 19, 2020 10:06 am UTC
Yes, right now DriveThru cannot produce cards due to the pandemic. At some point in the near future, they will begin producing cards again. I BELIEVE a deck of cards is in the $30 range.

My US distributor of the starter set (printed rule book and two decks of cards) is On Military Matters. I know that they are out of them and awaiting on DriveThru as well. OMM prints the book themselves, but they get the cards wholesale from DriveThru. Sally 4th in the UK still has starter sets and some of the Set A and Set B decks as far as I know, and they ship quickly and relatively inexpensively from the UK.

Thanks for your interest in the rules and support.
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John S April 19, 2020 2:25 am UTC
So I downloaded the rules set for the $5. Will i have to purchase the card set later after you reopen? What price is that?
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Brian I January 26, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
I own both A and B card sets, they are great quality and makes it easy for large multi player games. If you buy this set and set A, all the players can have their own deck. See my review for the system for card deck A.
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John S April 23, 2016 11:03 am UTC
My pleasure, Andrew. Thanks for the kind words. I hope you enjoy Combat Patrol(TM).
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Melinda F April 20, 2016 9:53 pm UTC
I am still looking for the free rules mentioned above.
"the freely downloadable PDF of the basic rules."
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John S April 21, 2016 2:58 am UTC

The view rulebook link (as above) gets you the basic rules. You can then save that as a PDF on your computer.

Buck Surdu
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Melinda F April 22, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Thanks Buck. That's my wife's CC so they use her name. My name is Andrew. I have played almost all of your games and I love them. They scratch my gaming itch in the best way.
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