Box Battles and Battlefield Ops! System

Cold War Global Conflict. On Your Kitchen Table.

Box Battles: Cold War Evolution is a game of tactical conflict between the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact (WARPAC) during the escalating Cold War. The result of years of research and consultation with real-world military scientists, servicepeople, and strategists, Box Battles: Cold War Evolution allows you to simulate the alternate history of Cold War conflict with unprecedented detail and realism.

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Box Battles products are designed to offer all the depth and variety of a great armored combat mini game with a scale that is practical and cost-effective. All you need to play any possible scenario fits in a single convenient package, making it travel-friendly and “spouse friendly”- storage, transport, and disassembly are quick and easy- though victory will require all your tenacity nerve, and tactical skill.

The BattleField Ops! System is the 6mm war miniatures rules set, with rules, supplements and playing aids all sold item-by-item, so players can customize their collection.

Box Battles and the BattleField Ops System! Rulebook

This 64-page rulebook contains all you need to begin playing NATO and Warsaw Pact conflicts with a wide scope of 6mm ground forces. This version of the rules is included within the Box Battles: Cold War Evolution boxed game set, but is available by itself here.

Box Battles/BattleField Ops! System Rulebook

$14.95

($1.95 Shipping)

Box Battles/BattleField Ops! System Rulebook PDF

$4.95

Battlefield Ops! System Rules Update 1.1 PDF

This is an Essential rule set for anyone who owns the Box Battles or BattleField Ops! Rule set and components. Included are a series of corrections, clarifications,revisions, and expansions, including improved detail on prepared defenses, destroying structures, specialized units including combat engineers and more. Also included are a series of guidelines from our General’s Rules – “Large Force” guidelines for running big battles on large tables.

Battlefield Ops! System Rules Update 1.1 PDF

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Combat Unit Card and Playing Aid Collection

As of January 2019, our collection of combat units will include 55 Unit Cards! These include 1970s Wheeled, Mechanized, Tanks, Anti-Tank and Mortar and Towed Artillery for:

  • United States Army
  • West German Army
  • Soviet Army (both tracked and wheeled)
  • Soviet Airborne
  • East German National People’s Army
  • Polish People’s Army
  • Czechoslovak People’s Army

NATO vs WARPAC Comand Card Deck Plus

This playing aid pack includes six (6) command cards for each NATO and WARPAC, 50+ BattleField Ops marker counters, 1 set of dice (2 10-sided, 1 12-sided) and Ruler cards. An essential playing aid pack for all starting players!

NATO vs WARPAC Comand Card Deck Plus
SKU# ????
$12.95
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Box Battles: Cold War Evolution Boxed Set (USSR vs. USA)

Box Battles: Cold War Evolution is a 6mm scale miniatures war game of tactical conflict during the 1970s Cold War era. This game realistically depicts combat commands of two opposing mechanized infantry companies, one of NATO (USA) and one of the Warsaw Pact (USSR). Conveniently packaged in a 9″x 12″ x 2″ box, the game set contains infantry companies and their respective support units (64 metal-cast miniatures), vehicle cards, command cards, dice, measuring rules, resin-cast buildings, sandbag emplacements, foliage, and a 36″ x 24″ fabric surface which may be configured in a variety of ways. The game rules included are from 5th Epoch’s “Battlefield Ops!” system, a rules set which represents the realism that can simulate unit performance on the battlefield.

This is the perfect game for 2-4 new or experienced collectors, which provides 1-4 hours of game play based on the scenario. The forces included are:

  • 1 Company of NATO M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, 5 M60A1 Tanks, and Company headquarters and support units
  • 1 Company of Warsaw Pact BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, 4 T-62A Tanks, and a Platoon of towed 120mm mortars

5th Epoch has partnered with C in C Miniatures for metal miniatures and Legendary Realms Terrain for resin buildings.

NOTE: Miniatures come unpainted and some assembly is required

Box Battles: Cold War Evolution Boxed Set
SKU# 4100
$129.95
($9.95 Shipping)

BattleMatch Tank Expansion: 2nd/3rd Platoon / (3) T-62 vs. (5) M60A1

This BattleMatch™ expansion set includes a platoon of three (3) T-62A tanks and five (5) M60A1 tanks to be added to the 2-sided conflict. This set is used for both the 2nd and 3rd platoons of each tank Company.

Note: The M60A1s collected for NATO will require the addition of product SKU#4112, the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, which will also include a Warsaw Pact Tank Company command card.

BattleMatch Tank Expansion: 2nd/3rd Platoon
SKU# 4111
$27.95
($2.95 Shipping)

NATO Tank Company Headquarters Platoon / (2) M60A1, Truck, Jeep

A BattleMatch™ expansion for the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, including two (2) M60A1 tanks, one (1) M35 Truck and one (1) M151 Jeep. This set includes Company Command Cards for both NATO and WARPAC Tank Companies.

NATO Tank Company Headquarters Platoon

SKU# 4112

$18.95

($1.95 Shipping)

Alter-Force, Late Tanks, 1st Platoon / (4) T-72A vs. (5) M60A3

This Alter-Force™ kit replaces the tanks which come within the Box Battles game set for play representing the late 1970s. The kit includes the 1st Platoon of tank attachments for each side, four (4) fearsome T-72A tanks and five (5) M60A3 tanks.

Alter-Force, Late Tanks, 1st Platoon

SKU# 4120

$31.95

($2.95 Shipping)

Alter-Force, Late Tanks, 2nd/3rd Platoon / (3) T-72A vs. (5) M60A3

This BattleMatch™ expansion set includes a platoon of three (3) T-72A tanks and five (5) M60A3 tanks to be added to the 2-sided conflict. This set is used for both the 2nd and 3rd platoons of each tank Company.

The M60A3s collected for NATO will require the addition of product SKU#4122, the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, which will also include a Warsaw Pact Tank Company command card.

Alter-Force, Late Tanks, 2nd/3rd Platoon

SKU# 4121

$27.95

($2.95 Shipping)

NATO Late Tank Company Headquarters Platoon / (2) M60A3, Truck, Jeep

A BattleMatch™ expansion for the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, including two (2) M60A3 tanks, one (1) M35 Truck and one (1) M151 Jeep. This set includes Company Command Cards for both NATO and WARPAC Tank Companies.

NATO Late Tank Company HQ Platoon

SKU# 4122

$18.95

($1.95 Shipping)

Coming Soon!

In Spring 2019 and beyond, we will be adding another 40+ combat Unit Cards to the collection to include most of the forces spanning the European theater,, including:

  • United States Marines
  • French Ground Army
  • British Army
  • A series of combat units which developed into the early 1980s.

This year, Summer of 2019 and beyond, players will see the release of an Air-to-Ground Rules PDF. Immediately following will be released for related units, including:

UH-1 Iriquois Helicopter (Huey), AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter, CH-47 Chinook Helicopter, CH-53 Super Stallion Helicopter, M163 VADS Vulcan AA Gun, MIM-72 Chaparral AA Missile, Stinger Missile, MIL Mi-8 Helicopter, Mi-24 Hind Helicopter, Mi-26 Helicopter, ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Gun, SA-8 Gecko AA Missile, SA-9 Gaskin AA Missile, SA-13 Gopher, SA-14 Missile.