Update on the Mein Panzer Core Rules
Bob, myself and others have gone thru the entire rule book and made changes. The updated book is available to purchase now both in digital and printed formats. All who have previously purchased and registered either the Digital or printed copy of MPC can access and DL the new version. This is now in the Private Access Library as Mein Panzer Core Rules Total Download 2.1b.
08/28/2022 MP Core 2.1b
1. Cleaned up some formatting and spelling errors
2. Updated some formatting
3. Updates and clarifications made to various parts of the chapter rules.
4. Added more play examples.
5. Updated the Reference Cards
6. Updated the Game Templates
7. Updated the Mid Cold War and Late Cold War Chapters
This included 18+ months of writing, researching, and playtesting. The playtesting part was mainly focused on Post WWII (i.e. Modern) items. Items like Missiles (guidance, range, hit probabilities, attack profiles, etc.), variety of vehicle fire control systems, and the influence of 45 years of tech (up till the fall of Soviet Union 1990) on all parts of weapon systems and military tactics. Post 1990 systems will come but I had to draw a line somewhere.
All this with the aim of moving forward with more Post WWII data books. To this end the old Chapters 58 Cold War and Chapter 64 Ultra-Modern were renamed Chapter 58 Mid Cold War and Chapter 64 Late Cold War. Weapon platforms in these chapters were all updated with more solid stats and play tested.
While Troop Quality (How well trained are your grunts?) will always be the first consideration in MPC play, items like evolution of Fire Control systems, Ammo Quality, Armor Protection, and tactics used in battle all are important aspects of the game.
Speaking of "game". That is what MPC is, a game. A simulation of warfare on a table top. Playability is the number one item when ODGW writes the games we sell. Realism and other aspects are important and hold a high spot in the hierarchy. However, if something doesn’t play well in the game then no one will use it. In Post WWII tech there are many, many options to use in your game.