Frontline Books – Overview

Pacific & South East Asia 1941 – 45: Rulebook / Regelwerk (english & deutsch)
Battle Organizer Books: Tarawa, Guadalcanal (Beach Red & Tokyo Express), Great Asia War
Tabletop miniatures size: 1/100 to 1/72 to 1/56 (28mm).

Frontline Core Rulebook Pacific & South East Asia 1941 – 1945

FR005 – ENGLISH – 

Frontline – “Core Rule Book” – Pacific Theatre Pacific & South East Asia 1941 – 1945 (Book#) FR005 – 126 pages, softcover book, printed in good quality and in full colour. Contains all Core Rules for playing great tabletop war games and air combat, special rules for the armies from 1941 – 1945, US and Japanese lists for Wake Island Scenario. (Book and PDF)

We are very happy to announce that all our books are also available at “Wargame Vault”. It might be easier for you to order your printed book directly in their shop if you are coming from outside of Europe, from the US for example. The books are printed in full colour in a very good quality. Wargame Vault delivers all over the world.

Of course, you find all our products in our shop as well.

Spotlight: What’s in the Book

Rules for tabletop gamer to reenact historical battles in WWII in the Pacific & South East Asia. For historical battles with an interesting and exiting rule system. Rules for air combat, infantry, tanks, etc. plus US and Japanese lists for Wake Island Scenario.

The war in the Pacific and South East Asia 1941-45 – Frontline Miniature Core Rules

This Core Rulebook is created for war games in the Pacific and South East Asia in WW2 to replay historical battles. We now offer together with our battle organizer books a complete game system for a great gaming experience. The battles were fought hard on a large area in the Pacific and its islands between the Japanese mainland and Midway. In December 1941, the Japanese started their attack against the Allies by bombing the US fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But they not only attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, they started the same day attacks e.g. on Wake Island, British Malaya as well. The war in the Pacific raged on until the formal surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.

What you get in the Frontline Miniature Core Rulebook:

– Comprehensive basics, optional and advanced rules
– Organisation lists for Pacific WWII nations
– Tanks and gun charts
– Numbered rules set out in a clear order of play for easy reference
– Rules explanation backed by photos and diagrams
– Standard and special scenarios for re-play, illustrating the rules in action
– Rules for air combat
– Practical tips and hints for setting up exciting tabletop battles

Why a Gamesystem for Battles in the Pacific and South East Asia?

There are many other miniature games on the market, but mostly the Pacific is only a side notice. The battles in the Pacific and South East Asia played an important role in the war and for a tabletop gamer it has a lot of potential for modeling, collecting and gaming as well. That‘s why we decided to lay the focus on it, and of course because we are very interested in that period of time and it‘s worth to learn more about it. 

What do you need to play?

– The Core Rulebook
– You need space and some scenery to set up a typical Pacific Battle field, with beaches, palms or even jungle areas! You can be creative and design your own scenery.
To give you some ideas – Inspirational video: How to build a Pacific Landing Beach Table:
 – Tabletop Armies – You can choose between many manufactures and these sizes: 1:100, 1:72, 1:56
– Special tanks and modells: We designed a small range of special miniatures to order by Shapeways. You can find this selection in our Frontline Miniature Shop. We will add new models from time to time. Link to Shapeways 
– Dice: D6, D4, D10 

Special note: Frontline – The Miniature Game – Core Rulebook is available in English and German.

About the Books

Based on historical facts the books cover the period 1941 – 1945 and create briefings for playing Allied/US and Japanese tabletop armies and enable wargamers to refight the famous battles in Burma, the Philippines, the East Indies, Solomon Islands and New Guniea, including Guadalcanal, Bourgainville and at last the Gilbert Island campaign with the Battle of Tarawa, the landing on Betio Island in November 1943, the battles for Saipan 1944 and Iwo Jima 1945. You can choose from various lists and historical briefings for appropriate company sized battles for any size of tabletop miniatures from 1/100 to 1/72 or 28mm. In the books and in our apps we included all you need to set up your armies for this specific Pacific theatre. You can configure your company with a typical HQ, Combat and Weapons Platoons and of course some support units. You find all this in full overview on the company diagrams, with special rules, point values and more to use for many rule systems and, of course, our Core Rulebook for the Pacific and South East Asia.

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