Attactix Games

 

 

Attactix was a game company in England specializing in easy to play games. Their most popular game is Arnhem Bridge. The descriptions of the games below are from their own promotional materials.

8th Army

8th Army

PUBLISHED 1982
ATTATIX ITEM NUMBER: E1000
AVERAGE PLAYING TIME: 2-3 hours
COMPONENTS:
11.75" x 32.5" full color mounted map board in five interlocking sections,
100 die-cut counters, rules, 1 six sided die

 

 

8th Army is a fast moving game of the see-saw campaign in North Africa between December 1940 and January 1943. Players command the Axis or Allied forces involved in the campaign and considerable emphasis is placed on the importance of supply to the fighting units.

A simple introductory game has been specially designed to familiarise beginners to the wargaming system of play. Examples are used extensively throughout the rules, which build up through the Basic Game, Intermediate Game and finally the Advanced Game.

Six scenarios are included for use with the Intermediate rules which involve Maintenance Supply, Combat Supply, Replacements and Reinforcements, Overrun, Leaders, Air Units and the use of specialist units such as the SAS and the Long Range Desert Group. Convoys and the bombing and invasion of Malta are brought into the Advanced Game.

The counter mix includes German, Italian, and Allied forces: Armor, Motorized/Mechanized/Foot Infantry, Air Units, Fortifications, Merchant Ships and Escorts, Generals O'Connor, Montgomery, and Rommel and the SAS/LRDG.

 

Arnhem Bridge

Arnhem Bridge

PUBLISHED 1982
ATTATIX ITEM NUMBER: E0200
AVERAGE PLAYING TIME: 2-3 hours
COMPONENTS:
11.75" x 32.5" full color mounted map board in five interlocking sections,
100 die-cut counters, rules, 1 six sided die

 

 

Arnhem Bridge is a finely balanced and fast moving game on the Allies greatest airborne operation in history. Operation Merket-Garden planned a massive land and airborne assault across Holland in September 1944 to seize a Rhine bridge and thus strike into the German homeland.

A superb, full-color map board links together to form the section across Holland which carried the single main highway to Arnhem, across the canals and rivers dissecting the landscape. The counter sheet includes the British, US and Polish airborne forces together with 30 Corps whose task it was to smash the remnants of the 'not-so-beaten' German army. Also included are engineers, armor, reconnaisance and mechanized infantry units.

Rules for the Basic Game cover combat, off-map movement and supply and are well illustrated with examples. Great emphasis is placed on supply and the successful linking up of the airborne forces with 30 Corps as it battles its way North - constantly threatened by flank attack from the German forces lurking off the map. Optional rules can be added to increase the complexity and uncertainty of this exciting and tense game on one of World War II's greatest gambles.

 

Normandy

Battle for Normandy

PUBLISHED 1982
ATTATIX ITEM NUMBER: E0400
AVERAGE PLAYING TIME: 2-3 hours
COMPONENTS: 12" x 23.5"
mounted map in two pieces, 100 die-cut counters,
rules, 1 six-sided die

 

 

Battle for Normandy covers the fight for control of the invasion areas after the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944. The game starts with the Allies ashore and takes in the struggle to capture Caen and other strategically important cities in Normandy.

British, Canadian, US and German forces make up the counter mix and the unit types included are Infantry, Mechanized Infantry, Armor, Panzers, Panzer Grenadiers and Static Divisions. Airborne infantry, SS units, naval bombardment, air support and weather are also included in the game.

The game is suitable for beginners to the hobby of board wargaming and the rules booklet includes numerous examples of play in the text to assist newcomers. A mini scenario has been especially included as a further aid to beginners and covers the fight for the vital port of Cherbourg.

 

Fight for the Sky

Fight for the Sky

PUBLISHED 1982
ATTATIX ITEM NUMBER: E1200
AVERAGE PLAYING TIME: 2-3 hours
COMPONENTS: 12" x 23.5"
mounted map in two pieces, 100 die-cut counters,
rules, 1 six-sided die

 

 

Fight for the Sky is a Battle of Britain game that covers the epic struggle over South East England from August 11th to 18th, 1940, the period during which the Luftwaffe concentrated on knocking out the RAF and its bases.

The counter mix contains eight aircraft types including the famous Spitfires and Hurricanes together with ME109s, Me110s, He111s, Ju88s, Do17s and the dreaded Stukas. Radar stations, bomber flight paths, hunter packs, sector airfields and weather are all covered in the rules.

The game is suitable for beginners to the hobby of board wargaming, the rules being easy to learn and containing numerous examples of play. Optional rules can be added to make the game more complex and there are basic, intermediate and campaign games included.

 

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Interstellar Wars

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Futuristic empires fight for control of star systems deep in space.

 

Victory at Waterloo

Victory at Waterloo

PUBLISHED 1982
ATTATIX ITEM NUMBER: E4400
AVERAGE PLAYING TIME: 2-3 hours
COMPONENTS: 12" x 23.5"
mounted map in two pieces, 100 die-cut counters,
rules, 1 six-sided die

 

 

Victory at Waterloo is a deceptively simple game covering that epic encounter between Napoleon and Wellington on 18th June, 1815. The onus is on the French player to defeat Wellington's army before the Prussians can have a definite influence on the outcome of the battle.

The counter mix includes Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry for the three armies involved: French, British, and Prussian. Although the rules are simple the game can be played again and again - usually turning out to be a cliff-hanger every time! Optional rules cover command control, the Old Guard and the strengths of artillery and cavalry.

The game is suitable for beginners to the hobby of board wargaming, the rules being easy to learn and containing numerous examples of play.

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Last updated on 28 July, 2001
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