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1984
# of Players
2
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Best with 2, more than 2 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
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16 and up
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The Third World War
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The Third World War: Battle for Germany:
Third World War (subtitled Battle for Germany) is a game of the struggle for central Europe by the forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The divisions and independent regiments and brigades of fifteen nations battle in multi-impulse turns that feature NATO reserve movement and Pact echeloning. Air units represent groups of 100 aircraft of a specific type, each rated for air superiority, close support and strike capability.

The maps, scaled at 45 kilometers per hex, cover all of Germany and the surrounding area from Denmark to Yugoslavia and Italy, from France to Poland. Other games in this Third World War series, featuring constant scale and mateable maps, include Scandinavia (Arctic Front), the Balkans (Southern Front), and the Persian Gulf (Persian Gulf: Battle for the Middle East).

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Game contents

  • Rules
  • Errata dated 10 July 1984
  • Briefing Booklet
  • Charts:
    • Unit Identification Chart
    • 2 x Aircraft Status Chart
    • Terrain Effect Chart
    • Combat Results Table
  • Two 17" x 22" maps
  • 2 x 6-sided dice
  • 600 Counters (note: the back of the box incorrectly states 480, the rules correctly state 600):
    • 357 Units:
      • 12 Austria (brown on white)
      • 7 Belgium (white on green)
      • 4 Canada (white on brown)
      • 15 Czechoslovakia (black on pink)
      • 11 Denmark (blue on white)
      • 9 East Germany (black and white on red)
      • 30 France (black on light blue)
      • 8 Hungary (white on pink)
      • 22 Italy (black on green)
      • 9 Jugoslavia (black on light olive)
      • 7 Netherlands (black on blue)
      • 19 Poland (pink on white)
      • 8 Spain (white on blue)
      • 13 United Kingdom (black on brown)
      • 46 United States (white on olive)
      • 103 USSR (black on red)
      • 34 West Germany (black on olive)
    • 230 Markers:
      • 28 Nuclear Strike / Devastated City
      • 15 Strike
      • 20 Unsupplied
      • 30 Odds
      • 9 Shaken / Demoralized (6 black, 3 red)
      • 8 Crater (4 red, 4 black)
      • 4 Destroyed On Runway (2 red, 2 black)
      • 4 POMCUS
      • Disruption
        • 38 x 1-2 red
        • 20 x 3-4 red
        • 8 x 5-6 red
        • 20 x 1-2 black
        • 15 x 3-4 black
        • 5 x 5-6 black
      • 6 Neutral Reaction Chit
    • 13 blanks

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1 The Cyprus Garrison for TWW. V2
An updated file with some rules classifications.
English
2015-02-24
3 Battlegroup and Artillery variant counters
Variant units for NATO battlegroups formed from destroyed US, UK, or WG divisions. Also two front level Soviet artillery units.
English
2015-02-23
5 The Cyprus Garrison for use with the Palestine Front
A couple of counters for the NATO forces on Cyprus.
English
2013-01-06
11 Counters for Palestinian front
Counters for Palestinian front, expansion GDW Third world war. Maps for download here: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1081959/persian-gulf-battle-for-the-middle-east Grey on green - Egypt White on purple - Lebanese Golden on white - Jordan (the missing units) Pink on white - Syria (the missing units) Grey on white - Israel (the missing units)
English
2012-12-18
6 BAOR
A variant to better represent the British OB (I hope)
English
2011-01-04
6 An air- only scenario for TTWW
This scenario uses only the air rules for Third World War: ground targets are determined abstractly.
English
2009-12-22
5 TWW Strike Summary.xls
Air Strike Dice Roll Summary for Third World War series
2006-12-07
5 The Thirld World War - Ayuda.doc
Resumen de juego en Español
2006-01-01
4 twwerrata.txt
The Third World War Errata - 10 July 1984
2005-01-18
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