This is me finally delivering on a very old promise. Some time ago we published a set of Modern Weapon Cards for use with Savage worlds (see here). They were generally well received and we immediately set about producing additional sets, however, I got distracted by Zombies… Instead of making a World War II deck to go with the modern weapons I ended up making a deck of “improvised” weapons (see here) for use in a game of “War of the Dead” that I was running at the time. Then for one reason and another I simply never got around to thinking about weapon cards again for quite a while. Anyway nearly two years later here is the first of the WWII card decks, Germany and Great Britain, (I say first because there are plans afoot to produce a USA and Japan Deck – but on past history it might take a while).
So, if like me you find that you are constantly updating your weapons list on your character sheet to reflect that latest cool equipment that you have been able to wrest from the hands of a fallen enemy, or have been provided with by His Majesty’s quartermaster then our WWII weapon cards might be just what you need.
Using the Weapon Decks means no more crossing out old weapons on your character sheet. They allow you to easily and visually trade your weapons with other players and the cards are quick and easy to reference during combat. Each card records the vital statistics for a specific weapon; Range, Damage, Rate Of Fire, Minimum Strength, Weight, Shot Capacity, AP and other notes.
The statistics are my interpretations, so they may in some instances vary (ever so slightly) from the core rulebook(s) – this is because there are plenty of other references out there and I’ve chosen the ones that I like best, I’ve drawn upon the Savage Worlds Deluxe rules, Achtung Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, Weird Wars – Weird War II for inspiration, as well as other real world historical resources to hopefully provide the best statistics for each weapon.
This pack provides a combination of classic British and German weapons of the Second World War (sixteen from each country). Including handguns, sub-machine guns, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, mortars, fighting knives grenades and other surprises. In addition you will find a page of blank cards to record your own stats, a page of card backs and a print and fold tuck box in which to keep your cards.
We hope you enjoy them,