Operational Combat Series Gaming


Operational Combat Series Gaming

A series responsible for many a strained marriage and relationship, not to mention the severe restrictions it gives us in reduced living space when set up. Why do we do it? Certainly we must be a special breed worthy of our own group. Enter!

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New OCS Title 6 Replies

Started by Perry James Pender. Last reply by Perry James Pender Jul 5, 2017.

How To Get Started in OCS 15 Replies

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Tutorials: OCS 5 Replies

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Comment by Joey Sabin on May 31, 2010 at 2:14pm
I really do enjoy the realistic features of the OCS system. As a retired military man of 28 years, always attached to an HQ, I can tell you that our sister units were engineers, AA, supply, transportation units and of coarse Military Police units, side by side with the, "S" and "G" shops. Most HQ units stay at the HQ's location, but MP's, Eng's and Transportation assets actually go to where they are needed. I can recall vividly how we had to practice countless times trying to move the HQ and still continue operations in the field. The task was very difficult in the best of times but add an enemy threat and our ability to keep mobile and provide support to the line units was often a task that pushed hard on the best of us.
Comment by Bill Wood on May 21, 2010 at 8:35am
We have the luxury of 5 experienced OCSers near the Eden War Room, and one guy who wants to get into it.

Paul returned from Afghanistan last week; one of the experienced guys.

Last year, 3 of us did some DAK and then did case Blue EATG scenario twice one was a flase start as two newbies (I was one of them) got oursevles in trouble.

The second try was much more interesting - ended prematurely due to Vernon going into Political Campaign Mode.

Anyway - now that we have Me, Stuart, Vern, Dave, Dick and Paul, some 6 player OCS goodness is doable this year.
Comment by Joey Sabin on February 17, 2010 at 3:39am
I was a huge fan of Europa from its begining days but once I discovered the OCS system Europa just didn't measure up any longer. In Europa I get a divisional counter that has no limit to where and when it can attack. In the OCS system I get all the components to a division to use as needed and it is restricted by supply and fuel issues as was the real issues that regulated where and when major campaigns could take place. As a result difficult choices must be made something devoid in Europa.
Comment by David Lubin on October 30, 2009 at 11:57pm
Good morning all,

I finally got my copy of Baltic Gap!!! I have also started to break apart the counters and clip the counters corners. Well I like to clip counters for a few reason, the top on is I have enough older well used games that the counters are worn down from the corners being frayed, They counters look a lot better, my experience has been they are easier to pick up, and lastly I get to look at the counters and get idea of each sides potential and power of their units.

Well I have noticed that there are a fair amount of infantry units that seems to me to be a bit powerful at 16 strength and a 4 Action Rating. This late in the war. I also thought a lot of experienced and still capable troops were being gathered for The Battle in Ardennes?


P.S. I am still working on Guderian's Blitzkrieg II. I have had a few bad months and am still trying ti get back on my feet - Dave
Comment by David Lubin on October 13, 2009 at 10:18am
hey all, I just had a smack my head and DUH moment I want to share. I am setting up GB II, I kinda started when I got to the invasion of Panzer Leader General Heinz Guderian. When ever I start a Game in a Game Series I like to re-read (well not really read, maybe more like review or skim through) the series rules as well as the game specific rules. O.K. so I set myself up,

I am up to the combat rules, and what amazed me and was the DUH moment was the amount of "Tactical latitude" given the attack. Though most of it is given to the defender - fist is the choice of leading unit and Action Ratings. Then the defender has the choice of terrain for each of the attacker hexes. They can choose from the defender hex or defender hex-side. If the defender chooses his hex he now has the choice of all the terrain in that hex. So I did the smack the head and DUH.

I guess some of us forget the amount of combat detail there is in the OCS system since in my mind Maneuver Combat and Combat Supply seem to trump the realization of the Combat System.

On an a side I was remembering (I have been following the game system since the first Guderian's Blitzkrieg). I thought there was a Dice Role Modifier for all of the Multi-piece units that are still on the board attack together?

Comment by William Barnett-Lewis on August 14, 2009 at 7:29pm
I thought I'd join up now as I was able to order a cheap copy of Tunisia today. I'd been on the fence about OCS (I play SCS, TCS & NBS from The Gamers) but had figured I'd give it a try if I ever found a copy of Tunsia I could afford.

Why Tunisia? Well, it has a reputation for few game special rules, easy intro for a new OCS player & last, but most certainly not least, it's my favorite campaign.
Comment by David Lubin on August 10, 2009 at 10:15am
Hi there,
My name is David Lubin, I have been a game Grognard for most of my life. I am looking for opponents I would prefer Face-to-Face gaming, but will consider PBEM. I am mostly into WWII games though I do enjoy and have several ACW and Ancients (in fact one of my favorite games is Siege of Jerusalem Avalon Hill). I also enjoy Monster Games. I have a good collection from GDW’s “Drang Nach Osten!” and “Unentschieden!” Through the Gamer’s “Bloody Omaha” to the most recent Decision Game’s remake of SPI’s (I actually have both versions) “War in the Pacific!” Though I really enjoy all types and sizes of War Games!

I also enjoy board games like “Space Hulk”, “Descent: Journeys in the Dark”, “Tide of Iron”, “Memoir ‘44”, and many others. I also enjoy a limited number of RPGs, CCGs, and Miniature games. I am handicapped and traveling is difficult for me but I can host and I can leave a game up on the table rather indefinitely! So if you are close enough to drive here drop me a note and let’s play a game, my collection is over 300 games.


Comment by Damián Giménez Fernández on July 27, 2009 at 4:57pm
Hello to everybody.
Comment by Pedro Barradas on July 6, 2008 at 4:31am
Does anyone know were I could get a copy of Sicily?

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