Grav vehicle figuresrepresent the mosttechnologically advancedcombat vehicle evermanufactured. Fast, heavilyarmored, and with enoughfirepower to raze a city, thegrav tank has totallychanged the nature of ground warfare.
Infantry Squad countersrepresent the men andwomen who hold the terrainwon by the more glamorousgrav tanks. Each squad contains up to eight troopers armed withweapons such as painting lasers, Gauss rifles, and a variety of anti-tank weapons. Squads are also equipped with bounce packs thatgive them the limited ability to move quickly while dismounted.The continuing need for infantry in warfare proves the adage thatthe more things change, the more they remain the same.
Vehicle Crew counters represent TOG andCommonwealth vehicle crew members who havebeen forced to abandon their vehicles.
Crater counters represent fieldemplacements hastily dug out bythe specialized digging chargescarried by most vehicles.
Building counters represent non-military facilities constructed froma variety of materials. The scenariogenerally assigns a height to eachbuilding, with each level of abuilding equal to 20 meters. Eachbuilding counter representsapproximately one city block. Forline-of-sight purposes, buildingsadd their Elevation Level to the elevation of the hex they occupy.A building’s armor rating indicates how much damage each storycan absorb before that level is destroyed.
Rubble is what is left of buildings andforests when the military is finished withthem. Weapons fire can reduce any building torubble. Both forests and buildings can benibbled by the use of artillery-delivered HELLrounds. Though it is more difficult to movethrough rubble, this terrain does offer limited protection and coverfrom weapons fire. Rubble has no Elevation Level.
Minefield counters represent a field of artillery-delivered anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Thehex that the counter occupies is seeded with mines.
Smoke counters indicate that the hexis filled with smoke. Most vehicles canfire smoke rounds and often carry smokeprojectors or smoke canister launchers.
Pathway counters indicate that apath has been cut through trees orthrough minefields. There are twotypes of pathway counters: straightand curved. These counters arealigned with the hex to indicate whichhex-side is the entrance and which isthe exit.
A Thor satellite uses kinetic energy weap-ons to bombard a planet from orbit.
Thor Clusters represent the kinetic energy pro- jectiles released by a Thor satellite.
HELL missiles serve to protect ground targetsfrom orbital bombardments. They use a graviticallyinduced fusion reaction to create an airburst explo-sion that can vaporize unshielded targets.