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OBSCURE BATTLES 2 - COLD WAR 2022 EDITION is a board wargame that allows recreating 2 player tactical-level engagements in the Cold War Era.

The newly updated and revised 2022 edition features: 

  • Easy to learn and and ultrafast play rules for combined arms and a 3D battlefield - battles from an A3 Sized map to ones far larger in easy Print and Play format! 

  • Over 200 Units listed in the unit database ( from ZSU-57-2 to AD-1 Skyraiders, from French AMX types to Chinese Type62s, BM-21s to GCT-155 for artillery there is a lot there - even the GAZ67 truck is here ... )

  • Optional rules allow for in-depth coverage of the battlefield using Morale and Force Quality Levels

  • Use of ATGM and AA weapons, Tactical Ballistics missiles or MLRS along with armored units from various nationalities like France, Austria, China and of course USSR and the USA

  • Various foot unit types for Line and Mechanized Infantry, Combat Engineers, Construction Engineers, Special forces and Irregular Guerrilla Type Units ( with their own rules )

  • Various types of Indirect FireGuided and "Normal" Direct Fire and Aerial Attacks using conventional and smart munitions.   

  • Situational awareness model that takes into consideration for Fog of War and Climate conditions.

  • Some less covered vehicles used in the armies of the Third World, Warshaw Pact NATO/OTAN powers such as Turkey, France, Greece and Warshaw Pact Minors.

  • Design your own scenarios or play the included starter map or get one of the Scenario Packs ( that feature battles from Indo-Pakistani war of 67, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Ogaden War, Vietnam, hypothetical WW3 Soviet amphibious assault on a Turkish Black Sea city and more...)

  • Optional model to include Card driven random events during the game - happening at a tactical, operational and theater-wide level completely transforms the game ( Full Deck of 60 cards sold separately ).

  • Living Game Rules that are updated regularly.

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November 03, 2022 3:02 am UTC
I have the original Obscure Battles rules. Has Obscure Battles 2 changed much? Do I have a way to access the changes or must I purchase Obscure Battles 2?
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Nicosian S November 03, 2022 1:07 pm UTC
I used to play with a friend that had the original one from '19 and I bought the '22 Edition last year.
'22 has some upgrades and additions on the ATGMs and some unit specs, syntax corrections in the text - but all scenarios are compatible.
So - if you have the '20 version - just get the new scenarios and unit additions and you will be fine. Spend your money on newer scenarios and unit templates.
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November 03, 2022 3:25 pm UTC
Thank you
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JM D March 13, 2022 10:48 pm UTC

Which packs contain the following unit counters for both Nato and WP?

- Infantry
- Helicopters (especially Mil Me-24)
- A10 Warthog / Su-25 Frogfoot

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Freman G March 14, 2022 5:28 am UTC
Infantry comes in 2 main "flavors" WP and NATO. They are in turn sub divided into their own categories ie Armored, Line and Irregular etc. They are generally provided as tailored for each scenario.
Rest of the items come either in a scenario or in a counter pack.
A10 comes in one of the Blacksea game scenarios, Su 25 is available in a pack but not released yet. It will also feature in one of the newer scenarios that will appear in the second Q of this year.

Search for our company name on twitter + put a @ before , reach us and drop us a DM maybe we expedite a counter pack or a scenario for you :)

Ps. Please review and mention our products on internet, we are not a large company and really need some PR.

Thank you for your interest !
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JM D March 14, 2022 7:30 pm UTC
A pack with Russian helicopters and post Mig-21 jets and ground support air planes would be great. Thank you!
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Freman G March 16, 2022 5:50 pm UTC
Please check the packs we have provided for OB2-Coldwar.
There are also several packs for use with other games like AH Arab-Israeli wars, Red Star-White Star etc. They are presented in several formats including .ps , SVG or jpg etc so they are immediately and easily editable and re-sizeable for your other games. Just take some time to go through our catalogue , we have tens of such packs :) and soon there will be more.
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Joel H January 29, 2022 6:15 pm UTC
HI just buyed your game seems really good and complete !
One question it seems to lack GC R5 to GC R10 forms and GC 13 and 18-19. Is there a place where we can communicate with you ( like an adress mail in the rules book maybe) ?
Thanks you.
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Freman G January 30, 2022 7:46 pm UTC
Hi !

We are happy to hear that you liked the game :) We area small group of gamers ourselves and enjoy our work and like everykind of productive feedback.

As for the forms numbering, No , they are not missing. The thing is our document management format is designed to service the entire OB family of games and prevent extra printing of documents. The form numbers you dont see in this volume are actually used for other volumes/scenarios/extensions of OB:CW or related designs which we are working on. The idea is to keep all the forms , tables and rules etc. in a modular fashion. Since we are a small group this takes time and lots of planning. Hope this helps.

As for contact - search for our company name on twitter and drop us a DM.

Once again, thank you for your interest.

ps. Would u care to drop a few lines about the game and give us a rating if you liked our game please ? We are a small group and cant do marketing so every bit helps to get some...See more
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