Tide of Iron: Next Wave

TIDE OF IRON is a board game of squad-level World War Two tactical combat introduced by Fantasy Flight Games in 2006 and licensed to 1A Games in 2013 [read the press release]. It features historical authenticity and superb production values, including:

  • Action-based gameplay with opportunity fire, close assault, combined fire, and more.
  • Modular, double-sided map boards for nearly limitless combinations that promote re-playability.
  • Hundreds of detailed, historically accurate plastic figures.
  • Customizable squads for flexible tactics.
  • Historical scenarios that determine the forces for each side, the map board layout, victory conditions, and other details.

The starting point into the series is the base game TIDE OF IRON: NEXT WAVE that includes American and German forces that fought from D-Day across northwest Europe in 1944-1945. Expansions add plastic pieces representing soldiers, vehicles, and weapons of other nations, new map boards, special rules, plus new scenarios, strategy cards, markers, and tokens.

TIDE OF IRON: NEXT WAVE product features include:

  • The rules in the base game and all of the expansions work together smoothly.
  • “Quick Start” scenarios into the base game and expansions that enable new players to learn how to play faster.
  • Historical detail where it helps give more of the “feel” of World War Two operations.
  • Optional advanced rules to allow for more nuanced tactics.
  • Strategy card decks that are more specific to terrain, doctrine, and time periods.
  • Special division cards to reflect the unique capabilities of famous and legendary divisions.

You must own either the TIDE OF IRON: NEXT WAVE core game from 1A Games, or the (now out of print) Tide of Iron base game from Fantasy Flight Games, in order to use the expansions.


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Tide of Iron: Next Wave

TD01NW_TOINW_128x128 TD01NW $89.95
Core Set: United States Army versus the German Army (Das Heer) from D-Day across northwest Europe (1944-1945) with infantry and vehicles – including U.S. M4A1 Sherman tank and M3A1 half-track, German Panzer IV and Tiger I tanks, and German SdKfz 251 half-track. THIS PRODUCT REPLACES the now Out of Print FFG edition.

Tide of Iron: Next Wave Rules Books

TD01NW $9.95
Core Rulebooks: Includes Introductory Scenarios, Rules of Play, and Tools of War booklets.


Days of the Fox

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Reprinting Summer 2015!

Expansion: Adds British Army infantry, plus British Matilda and Crusader tanks and Bren Gun Carrier, the German Panzer III, and British 6-pounder, U.S. 57mm, and German 88mm anti-tank guns in scenarios featuring Erwin Rommel (“The Desert Fox”) in North Africa (1941-1942). NOTE: This reprinted version will include the following NEW MATERIALS – Four brand new scenarios, one featuring Americans against German Tiger tanks in Tunisia; and new optional rules for wadi terrain, and using vehicles to transport AT guns.


Normandy Campaign

TD03_Norm_128x128 TD03 $59.95
Expansion: Adds British Army infantry, U.S. M10 tank destroyer, German Panther and King Tiger tanks, and StuG III and Jagdpanzer IV armored vehicles, in Normandy (June-July 1944).


Designers Series, Volume One

Designers Series, Volume One scenario book TD04 $29.95
Scenario Book: A collection of 22 scenarios (15 for the Tide of Iron base game and 7 for Days of the Fox expansion) by 19 critically acclaimed game designers, including 9 Hall of Fame members.


Fury of the Bear

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Expansion: Adds Soviet Army (Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army) infantry, plus Soviet T-34/76 and KV-1 tanks, SU-122 armored vehicles, U.S. M3A1 half-tracks in Soviet color (Lend-Lease), and Soviet 76.2mm and German 75mm anti-tank guns in Russia (1942-1944).



TD07 $69.95
Expansion: Adds Soviet Army infantry, Soviet T-34/76 and T-70 tanks, and German Panzer III and StuG III armored vehicles in city street fighting (1942). Includes rules for fighting from floor to floor within buildings, using sewers for secret movement, Soviet Commisars,and  mounted and unarmed troops!