Back in September 2006 we shared information on a brand new miniatures game using plastic army men. Our article, Combat Storm Game = Dust Off Old Plastic Army Men, discussed Combat Storm; a set of rules to playing with plastic army men. I’m sure we can all recall using the plastic men as children and being able to use them in a formalized setting makes them socially acceptable for adults to use.
Today I received an e-mail from Dave Reiter, one of the geniuses at Strategy Wave Studios that makes the game, about a FREE download. You heard that correctly. Combat Storm players and would be players can download the free building pack. This pack lets you make one middle eastern building, barricades, and a stone wall. Print it out a bunch of times and you have a small town.
Before you download the building pack be sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader as the pack is a pdf file. You can get Acrobat Reader, for FREE, at Adobe Acrobat Reader. I have version 8.1.1 for Mac OS X Leopard and the building pack shows perfectly!
Here’s the official press release from Strategy Wave Studios.
COMBAT STORM OFFERS FREE DOWNLOADABLE BUILDING CREATION PACK
WATERLOO , ON – January 16, 2008 – By popular demand, Strategy Wave Studios has released a building creation pack as a free download for their popular miniature wargame, Combat Storm. The pack contains colorful photo-realistic templates enabling players the ability to create their own buildings and scenery pieces and is available immediately via CombatStorm.com.
“We want to offer players the ability to create inexpensive terrain pieces that still maintain the look, quality and effectiveness of expensive store-bought terrain without breaking the bank. The templates are professionally done and also very easy to assemble,” said lead designer Dave Reiter.”We take pride in looking after our fanbase and offering free downloads which is something gamers will be seeing more of from the Combat Storm franchise in the near future.”
The first in a series of building creation packs can be downloaded directly at http://www.combatstorm.com/download.html.
Combat Storm is a 2-4 player miniature strategy wargame game that uses green and tan plastic army men as game pieces and a large playing area as the battlefield.
In Combat Storm, players custom-build their own squads of plastic army men, selecting from troops such as Riflemen, Support Infantrymen, Snipers, Special Forces Soldiers, Demolition Experts and Anti-Armor Experts. Each troop-type has its own unique characteristics, weapons and specialties, allowing for creative and tactical game-play. In addition, players can also deploy tanks and transports into battle to provide additional firepower and support.
The Combat Storm Rulebook is available through online ordering via the Combat Storm website: http://www.combatstorm.com.