Disclaimer: HOB's design of WAFFEN §§: Neither Fear Nor Hope is for entertainment and tactical simulation only...we have no political or ideological agenda.
Neither Fear Nor Hope is a transition project. Most importantly it is the first Scenario pack with our new organization. The Scenarios were designed by the very talented designers of Steve Swann, Bernie Hegdahl and Bruce Reinhart. The Counters and Cover art by Klaus Fischer.
The scenario layout is a combination of HOBs tried and True format and §§-Bars very innovative design. NFNH is a continuation of the incredibly researched and detailed actions of Waffen-§§ formations. While §§-3 is a continuation of SS-1 "No Quarter No Glory" and §§-2 "Führer's Firemen" it is also different in that it covers one specific unit from 1939 to 1945.
§§-3 is also the start of a new concept of following the development of specific units throughout its combat service. §§-3 will transition from the Waffen-§§ to other units of other nations. Planned packs of this sort include Combat Engineers, the 30th US Infantry Division, the "Ariete" Italian Armored division and many others.
§§-3 contains 14 scenarios, a 3 page historical commentary and special rules that apply to all the scenarios in the pack. There are NO counters included. The pack includes Tournament gems, medium and large scenarios:
* NFNH-1 MLAVA STRONGHOLD;
The first day of the war brings §§ troopers of the §§-"Deutschland" to Poland to take a hilltop and face a Cavalry counter-attack.
Defenders - Polish: 10 squads, Fortifications, Counter-attack force (Cavalry).
Attackers - Germans: 17 squads, Light Tanks and Arty.
* NFNH-2 THE LAST FORT;
Late September the Germans must occupy a strong fort with determined defenders.
Defenders - Polish: 20 squads, Pillboxes and a strong fort to defend.
Attackers - German: 20 squads, 8 Engineer squads, support weapons and OBA.
* NFNH-3 THE HATERT BRIDGE (Tourney size).
§§-"Deutschland" is moved to the new western front to support the attack into Holland. They must capture a critical bridge to keep the invasion rolling.
Defenders - Dutch: 5 squads, INF gun.
Attackers - German: 3 squads, Armored cars.
* NFNH-4 DRAGOONS IN HOLAND;
§§-"Deutschland" face the French in this battle to cross one of the many rivers, but the bridge is on fire!
Defenders - French: 8 squads, mines, reinforcements.
Attackers - Germans: 15 squads, support weapons, Armored Cars, and a raft unit.
* NFNH-5 FORET de NIEPPE;
§§-"Germania" Battle the Royal West Kents in France.
Defenders - British: 15 squads, OBA, Carriers, Light Tanks.
Attackers - Germans: 24 squads, support weapons, Arty, AT- and INF-Guns.
* NFNH-6 YUGO CITY; (Night)
The various battalions are developed into 3 infantry divisions. The §§-Regiment "Der Führer" is in action in Yugoslavia in a tense night action.
Defender - Yugoslavian: 14 squads, INF gun.
Attackers - Germans: 17 squads, Support weapons.
* NFNH-7 SIBERIAN WOODS;
The §§-Division "Das Reich" is now fully Motorized and pitted in Russia against one of the Soviet Unions best formations: the Siberian 100th Tank Brigade.
Defenders - Soviets: 10 squads, support weapons, Flame tanks and the new T-34.
Attackers - Germans: 22 squads, support weapons, Panzer IIIs.
* NFNH-8 WOUNDED 8 TIMES IN ONE DAY; (Tourney)
In the trenches around Moscow §§-Trooper Lanier shows a little resolve as he is hit numerous times and lives to tell about it.
Defenders - Soviet: 7 squads, BT-5.
Attackers - German: 7 squads, Hero.
* NFNH-9 JACKBOOT WOODS; (Large, Human Wave attack)
The Soviet Spring offensive tries to pin then destroy the new §§-Panzerdivision "Das Reich" near Rzev.
Defenders - Germans: 17 squads, Air support, OBA, Pz III, Variable entry.
Attackers - Soviets: 60 plus squads, 6 waves of human waves, Armor.
* NFNH-10 ACES HIGH;
In the battles around Kharkov 1943, §§-"Das Reich" are on the defensive with tiger tanks. This scenario features tank Aces of both the 1st §§-Panzerdivision LSAH and the 2nd §§-Panzerdivision "Das Reich" against the Aces of the 1st Guards Tank army.
Defenders - Germans: 25 squads, Armor leaders, Tigers.
Attackers - Soviets: 27 squads, T-34-M41.
* NFNH-11 SURPRISE SURPRISE;
Kursk counter-Attack. The desperate attack at Kursk required §§-"Das Reich" to use many captured Soviet tanks. This swirling combined arms action will test all of your skills.
Defender - German: 8 squads AT Guns, T-34 (captured).
Attacker - Soviets: 12 squads, 24 tanks (Yes you read that right!).
* NFNH-12 THE GRIM REAPERS; (Tourney, armor only)
The 5th Guards Tank Army takes on "Das Reich" and can dish it out among the sunflower fields of the Steppe.
Defender - German: Tigers, Mk IVs, Mk IIIs.
Attackers - Soviet: 18 T-34s.
* NFNH-13 SNAKE READY TO STRIKE (Medium Tourney)
"Das Reich" has just made itself the most hated military formation in France by destroying French villages in it's march to the invasion zone. The Americans of the 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) are ready to give "Das Reich" some needed Justice.
Defenders - German: 8 squads, Armor, AT Guns.
Attackers - American: 12 squads, armor, dozer-tanks.
* NFNH-14 THE BITTER END;
"Das Reich" again comes from the ashes of France to fight in one of their last battles in Vienna. Old Foes the 2nd Guards Army with new super heavy tanks try and destroy the devils for the last time.
Defender - German: 9 squads, AT Guns Jagdpanthers, Reinforcements.
Attackers - Soviet: 10 squads, 31 tanks and the JS-III [in the only documented (arguable, but documented) action].