September 1st, 1939. Germany invades Poland in the early morning hours. The Germans employ highly mobile massed tank formations, closely supported by mobile artillery and their air force - the Luftwaffe. The world would come to know this form of warfare as the "Blitzkrieg". The Germans overwhelm the Polish forces and in a desperate bid to survive the Poles are ordered to mass together near the Romanian border, where they will try to hold out until their allies invade Germany from the west. But then the Soviets launch a surprise attack against the Poles from the East, cutting through their weakly defended border and fulfilling their secret pact with Germany to divide Poland between their two nations.
The first game in the series, Awakening the Bear, has the Soviets overwhelming the Germans with their monster KV and T-34 tanks in 1941. Only the integrated and quick German command network and crew training allowed the Panzer tanks to sometimes tactically beat the Russians. We introduce the new German Tiger and Panther battle tanks with Storms of Steel. With Price of Honour, we are proud to introduce the 1939 KING OF THE BATTLEFIELD, the mighty armored cars and Panzer I and II tanks! You will feel the exhilaration as your tin cans on wheels roll in to save the day! The Price of Honour expansion game offers a totally new gaming experience to owners of AtB and SoS.
Price of Honour is an expansion which requires either of the award winning games - 'Awakening the Bear!' or 'Storms of Steel!' In it, players are presented with the same tactical dilemmas and decisions that commanders faced during some of the most ferocious engagements of WWII.
The historical narrative is peppered throughout the book, with each one setting the stage and marking the locations of the handful of firefights to follow. I'm a big fan of this layout. It's an immersive design for a scenario book that really gives a sense of scope to encourage campaign-style play. In addition, each firefight scenario has a "Campaign Overview", "Firefight Overview" and a "Historical Note" or "Historical Aftermath" to further engage the players in the events surrounding the scenarios. There are a total of 16 firefights and several segments of background narrative across the 32 pages of the book.
Designer's Note: Michael Ozon and our staff have worked on this expansion project for over 1.5 years and I am very happy with the results. Since this is an expansion, we could immediately present players with very challenging and exciting firefights that are presented in chronological order. I feel that this game is one of the best learning tools for anyone interested in the Polish invasion of 1939. The campaign overview and firefights describe the political, military and tactical dilemmas faced by the leaders of all countries involved. Then players refight the battles, experiencing the trials of the Polish, German and Soviet forces. The campaign was very hard fought and we have tried to dispel many of the myths that have evolved since the war. I hope that you enjoy this game. ~ Uwe Eickert
English Language, PDF Format. CoH Reference Rulebook from 2010, vFinal. -Updated 3/16/18
English Language, PDF Format. Download on Board Game Geek. -Updated 3/20/18
English Language, PDF Format.
English Language, PDF Format. Printable supplement for use with Price of Honour Firefight 01.
Zip folder containing PDF format files. For planning hidden movement, artillery barrages, overall Firefight strategies, etc. -Updated 3/16/18
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Rick at Armchair General takes a look at the Conflict of Heroes series as a whole
Peace is a precious and desirable thing. Our generation, bloodied in wars, certainly deserves peace. But peace, like almost all things of this world, has its price, a high but measurable one. We in Poland do not know the concept of peace at any price. There is only one thing in the lives of men, nations and countries that is without price. That thing is honour.Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs JÃ³zef Beck, 5th of May, 1939
Cavalry Charges, Tin Can Cars, and Poles, OH MY!As quoted by some marketing guy, 30th Sept, 2010
Every wargamer should check out this fine series of games!Rick, Armchair General