We started work on Rules of Engagement a long time ago.  So long ago in fact we didn't even know we were creating a set of rules.  Our desire came from being unhappy with the selection of rules systems available at the time.  There were plenty of sets out there, just none that we thought met all our requirements.  We wanted a set of rules that were fun to play, represented combat during World War Two and beyond, weren't overly complicated or over burdened with tables and reference materials, and that we could play in an evening with our already huge collections of miniatures.

So that's how Rules of Engagement started to be created.  We had tinkered with and adjusted all the sets we already had and had a set of "house rules" which we played amongst the three original members of Great Escape Games.  We all loved the rules and felt that they had something to offer the wider gaming community.  And so the rules developed in to something far bigger than we ever really planned them to be at the start, but now years later we still love playing the game as much now as we did back in the day.

If you're reading this page for the first time and want to know more below is a brief outline of the Rules of Engagement (RoE) rule book, the links on the left lead to other areas of the hobby related to RoE.  These include hobby articles on everything from guides for painting miniatures, a look at our various armies, hobby articles on making scenery, a huge selection of free downloadable OoB's (Orders of Battle, Army lists) to cover periods not covered in any of our current publications.  You can also find a selection of battle reports giving you an idea of how an RoE game plays out and a lot of other information to help get you playing games.

Rules of Engagement (RoE)

This book provides gamers with all the information they need to get started with the Rules of Engagement system. Below is an outline of what the book contains, follow the link in the title to have a look at pages from the book itself.

Rules of Engagement is a tabletop wargame for two or more players that allows you to recreate battles of the twentieth century to the present day. Players use miniature soldiers on model terrain and in this 240 page hardback book you will find a comprehensive rules system that will allow you to field your troops on the battlefield.

Game rules:
The complete gaming rules covering movement, weapons, close quarters combat, artillery and more. Includes opportunity fire, hidden troops, snipers, tank support and fortifications. With clear examples and diagrams, Rules of Engagement is easily accessible yet offers plenty of depth for experienced players.

Scenarios:
Nine scenarios from take and hold missions to desperate rearguard actions. Each scenario includes specifi c rules covering, for example, reserves, unacceptable losses and additional orders.

The Second World War 1944-45:
A detailed history of the War on Western Front from D-Day to the Fall of the Reich. The Orders of Battle section gives listings of the forces available including company and divisional support options. Forces covered: German Grenadiers, Panzergrenadiers, Volksgrenadiers, Fallschirmjäger and Waffen SS, British Infantry, Airborne and Commandos, Canadian Infantry, US Infantry, Armored Infantry, Parachute Infantry and Rangers and the Maquis.

Hobby section:
A complete colour guide to painting your miniatures and creating a battlefield. Uniform and equipment guides for all the forces featured in the Orders of Battle including British and Canadian Infantry, British Airborne and Commandos, German Grenadiers and Panzergrenadiers, Fallschirmjäger, Waffen SS and Volksgrenadiers, US Infantry, US Airborne and the Maquis.