Box Battles

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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Expansion BattleMatch™ and Alter-Force™ kits allow you to expand and /or replace your battle forces on both sides for variable game play. All kits come with their respective Command Cards to shuffle into the game deck, as well as additional play counters, playing aids and grass mounting strips as needed.

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.


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:

NATO:

  • Twelve (12) M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, with infantry squads
  • Five (5) M60A1 Tanks
  • Two (2) M113 Command Armored Personnel Carriers with squads
  • Maintenance and Supply units, M35 Truck and M151 Jeep
  • M577 Ambulance and M578 Armor Recovery units from Battalion

Warsaw Pact:

  • Ten (10) BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles with infantry squads
  • Four (4) T-62A Tanks
  • Two (2) MTLB vehicles with 120mm PM-43 towed mortar units from Battalion

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)

Alter-Force, Tanks 1980, 1st Platoon / (4) T-80B vs. (4) M1 Abrams

This Alter-Force™ kit replaces the tanks which come within the Box Battles game set for play representing the year 1980. The kit includes the 1st Platoon of tank attachments for each side, four (4) new T-80B tanks and four (4) of the advanced M1 Abrams tanks.

Alter-Force, Tanks 1980, 1st Platoon

SKU# 4130

$28.95

($2.95 Shipping)

BattleMatch, Tanks 1980, 2nd/3rd Platoons / (3) T-80B vs. (4) M1 Abrams

This BattleMatch™ expansion set includes a platoon of three (3) T-80B tanks and four (4) M1 Abrams 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 M1 Abrams collected for NATO will require the addition of product SKU#4132, the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, which will also include a Warsaw Pact Tank Company command card.

BattleMatch, Tanks 1980, 2nd/3rd Platoons

SKU# 4131

$25.95

($2.95 Shipping)

NATO 1980 Tank Co. Headquarters Platoon / (2) M1 Abrams. Truck, Jeep

A BattleMatch™ expansion for the NATO Tank Company Headquarters, including two (2) M1 Abrams tanks, one (1) M35 Truck and one (1) M151 Jeep. This set includes Company Command Cards for both NATO and WARPAC Tank Companies.

NATO 1980 Tank Co. Headquarters Platoon

SKU# 4132

$19.95

($1.95 Shipping)

BattleMatch, Mortar Platoons / (2) Towed 120mm vs (3) 81mm and 107mm

A BattleMatch™ expansion which adds a 2nd Mortar Platoon for the Warsaw Pact – two (2) MTLB vehicles with PM-43 towed 120mm mortars and crews, and a 1st Platoon of Self-Propelled mortars for NATO – three (3) mortar vehicles with M577 Command vehicle. The NATO mortars include Unit Cards for both the M125A1 81mm and M106A1 107mm mortars for game variety, as they are build on the same hull. Additional sandbag positions are included for both sides as well as impact and marker counters and other playing aids.

BattleMatch, Mortar Platoons

SKU# 4141

$27.95

($2.95 Shipping)

BattleMatch, Mortar Battery Headquarters / USSR vs. USA

A BattleMatch™ expansion which adds the 3rd Mortar Platoon for the Warsaw Pact – two (2) MTLB vehicles with PM-43 120mm towed mortars and crews, and the 2nd Platoon of Self-Propelled mortars for NATO – three (3) mortar vehicles with M577 Command vehicle. The NATO mortars include Unit Cards for both M125A1 81mm and M106A1 107mm mortars for game variety, as they are build on the same hull. In addition, a Headquarters vehicle and Forward Observer vehicle for the Warsaw pact, and Forward Observer vehicle for NATO are also included, giving each side the combat capabilities of a Full Battery. Additional sandbag positions are included for both sides as well as impact, marker counters and playing aids.

BattleMatch, Mortar Battery Headquarters

SKU# 4142

$39.95

($3.95 Shipping)

Coming Soon!

BattleMatch™ Anti-Tank / 2S1 Gvozdika Self-Propelled Howitzer vs M150 TOW Carrier
This BattleMatch™ adds an Anti-Tank component to both sides of battlefield, changing play strategies and tactics, and allowing for the assembly of Armored Infantry elements on both sides.

Alter-Force™ USSR BTR-60 Wheeled Motor Rifle Company with attached elements
This Alter-Force™ kit for the Warsaw Pact allows the Warsaw Pact player to replace tracked units with the appropriate force for wheeled infantry companies. The force includes BTR-60 armored vehicles with associated infantry (larger squads, a greater battle force), a T-72 URAL tank platoon, and Anti-tank elements of Gaz-66 Trucks with Towed 122mm Field Guns as well as BRDM AT-5 Spandrel missile vehicles, and a BRDM-2 Armored Reconnaissance platoon.

Expansion Kit – Russian Armored Reconnaissance
This expansion kit adds three (3) PT-76 Light Tanks as a Recon force to the side of the Warsaw Pact; this was a common recon element for armored units during the period.

Expanded Rules
Expanded rules will include advanced rules for specialized units, engineering, special forces, amphibious and airborne units and other game details as well as the awaited Air-To-Ground Support element rules!

Terrain Expansion Kit
Includes a 36” x 24” fabric play surface and 16 cubic inches of multi-colored foliage.

Building Kits
Large and small resin-cast building kits to add to your game; durable and affordable!

Battlefield Ops! Hardcover Rules and Individual Unit Cards
In 2018, the Battlefield Ops! Rules set will be assembled into a comprehensive 8 ½” x 11” hardcover book. This collection will include all rules for both the basic and expanded game, scenarios for play and large game adaptations. The rules are suitable for new players as well as those who already own a good collection of miniatures. In tandem with the rulebook, individual Unit Cards will be available for sale with all vehicle and weapon data; purchasable on an as-needed basis.

Stay tuned!