Panzer Grenadier series
- 1 Series Summary
- 2 Boxed Games
- 3 Book Supplements
- 4 Spiral-Bound Supplements
- 5 Scenario Booklets (no counters)
- 6 External links
Unlike Squad Leader and other squad level wargames, which Panzer Grenadier is commonly compared to, Panzer Grenadier is based at the platoon level. This makes it much more similar to the Panzer Leader and Panzer Blitz games published by Avalon Hill. The game is played on a hex grid game map. Units and other markers are made out of 2/3" × 2/3" cardboard counters.
The game also features a phased turn system where each player may alternately move and fire with some of his units on the map until all are done or the "fog of war" optional rule ends the game turn. This is in contrast to "I go, you go (IGYG)" systems where one player moves all (or the majority) of their units and then the other player moves theirs. Phased systems can create a less artificial turn structure where both player's actions are blended over the course of a single game turn.
In June, 2014 the 4th edition of the ruleset was released. The overall tone of the rules were unchanged from 3rd edition, but some aspects were clarified (esp. the Line of Sight/Spotting section) and introduced armor overruns.
Boxed Games contain a rulebook, scenarios, counters, and one or more maps. They are playable by themselves and do not require any additional games.
Eastern Front was the first Panzer Grenadier game and is set in 1941. It is currently in a deluxe edition and features 112 scenarios.
Road to Berlin
Road to Berlin is set in 1945 and features 75 scenarios.
Airborne Introductory Edition
Semper Fi! Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal is the only boxed game in the Panzer Grenadier series set in the Pacific theater at this time. It consists of Japanese forces defending the island of Guadalcanal from U.S. Marines, including Raiders and Paratroopers, in 1942.
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge covers the battle of the same name. It has 51 scenarios and many tanks on each side.
Battle of the Bulge 2: Elsenborn Ridge
Battle of the Bulge 2: Elsenborn Ridge, called simply Elsenborn Ridge on Avalanche Press' website, is the first boxed Panzer Grenadier game in 2008. It covers the northern half of the Battle of the Bulge and was designed at the same time as North Wind.
1940: The Fall of France
1940: The Fall of France covers the German invasion of France. Includes 50 scenarios and eight semi-rigid boards.
Cassino '44 covers the Allied battles around the historic abbey of Monte Cassino in Italy. Scenarios cover all 4 battles and include 2 campaign games.
Saipan 1944 covers the American invasion of the island of Saipan in the Pacific. 40 scenarios and 4 maps with American and Japanese units cover the battle.
Book Supplements are generally 64 pages of scenarios and historic background information and usually include additional counters. They do not include any maps and require other games to play the scenarios.
Sinister Forces adds Waffen SS and NKVD units to the series and is set on the Eastern Front.
Fronte Russo is designed by Ottavio Ricchi and Lorenzo Striuli, and covers the Italian Expeditionary Corps operations on the Eastern Front against the Soviet Union.
Jungle Fighting is a scenario-only book for use with Guadalcanal. It has 42 scenarios and another map printed on the back of the book.
Edelweiss is another module and adds German mountain troops to Panzer Grenadier. Edelweiss also includes four 11⁄3" counters, twice the size as regular counters. These include two German Karl mortars and two Soviet river monitors.
Black SS is yet another module and adds late war SS troops and scenarios. 30 scenarios included and a counter sheet with 165 pieces replacing SS units from other games with new black backgrounds (instead of camo). 1940: The Fall of France, Elsenborn Ridge, Road to Berlin and Beyond Normandy are required to play all of the scenarios.
Iron Curtain is a fictional supplement covering a war between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1945 and 1946.
South Africa's War
South Africa's War covers the operations of South Africa's military between 1940 and 1942 in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya.
Blue Division covers the Spanish "Blue Division" on the Eastern Front.
Red Warriors adds Soviet Guards forces to Panzer Grenadier. The now out-of-print Heroes of the Soviet Union supplement contained the counters and half of the scenarios, all of which have been rewritten for this supplement.
Scenario Booklets (no counters)
Scenario booklets are add-ons with 10 scenarios. They do not have any counters or maps, therefore requiring the ownership of other games. Avalanche Press intends to release a scenario booklet every month that does not have another Panzer Grenadier game launching.
North Wind, released in August 2007, is the first of the scenario-only booklets and covers the German Operation Nordwind.
Alaska's War covers the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands and the American missions to recapture them.
March to Leningrad
March to Leningrad, announced on March 24, 2008, is a new scenario booklet covering the German offensive towards Leningrad in the summer of 1941.
Siege of Leningrad
Siege of Leningrad, announced along with March to Leningrad on March 24, 2008, is based on the later part of the siege of Leningrad and the Red Army's attacks in 1943 and 1944.
Army Group South Ukraine: Battles in Bessarabia, 1944
Panzer Lion: Grossdeutschland in Action, 1944
Panzer Lion has more scenarios for Grossdeutschland Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland.