Combat Patrol Event Rules

Previous Event Rules


Players will participate in a total of three games. Each game will be 1.5 hours long with breaks between games.

4:00pm – 4:30pm – Check In
4:30pm – 6:00pm – Game 1
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Break and Favorite Army voting
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Game 2
8:00pm – 8:15pm – Break
8:15pm – 9:45pm – Game 3
9:45pm – 10:15pm – Scoring and awards

Grudge Matches

Have a grudge to settle? Want to challenge an old friend to battle? That’s what Game One is for! As long as both players agree, let Andrew know and he will get your matched up in Game One.

Army Building Requirements

  • Players are highly encouraged to participate in the Adepticon 2020 theme of The Rising Tide 1939-1940 by filling a Combat Patrol Platoon using only units listed in the approved Theater Selectors. All true Hobby Champions will only select units from the approved Theater Selectors.
  • Your Combat Patrol Platoon my select units from a single nation from the “Armies of…” books or the Bolt Action Second Edition rulebook.
  • Your force must be formed using a single Combat Patrol Platoon of no more than 450 points with 8 Order Dice max.

Combat Patrol Platoon

A Combat Patrol Selector must comprise of one platoon picked from the following Selector. The platoon is made up as follows:

1 Lieutenant (First or Second)
2 Infantry Squads


0-1 Medic
0-1 Chaplin

0-3 Infantry Squads
0-1 Machine Gun Team
0-1 Mortar Team
0-1 Anti-tank Team
0-1 Sniper Team
0-1 Flamethrower Team

0-1 Artillery, Anti-Tank or Anti-Aircraft gun

Armored Car
0-1 Armored Car or Recce vehicle: Armor 8 max

0-1 Tank, Tank Destroyer, Assault Gun, Self-Propelled Artillery and Anti-Aircraft Vehicle: Armor 8 max

Transport and Tows
0-3 Vehicles: Armor 7 max

Combat Patrol Platoon Special Rules

  • 450 points with 8 Order Dice max
  • No free units or equipment of any kind (free British Artillery Observer, free Soviet Inexperienced squad, free Schützen squad LMG, etc.)
  • The Morale of the Lieutenant must be equal to or higher that the Morale level of the majority of the units in the platoon (rounding up)
  • No weapons with HE 3” or HE 4”
  • Maximum of 1 flamethrower
  • No vehicle-mounted flamethrowers
  • Maximum of 3 vehicles
  • The M3 Stuart tank is allowed, but cannot be given the additional hull-mounted LMGs
  • No “Special Characters” or War Reporters allowed

Event Scoring

  • Battle – 60 points
  • Sportsmanship – 30 points
  • Painting – 30 points
  • Theme / Army List – 5 points
  • Total – 125 points

Painting and Theme Rubrics

These will be used to score players forces and army lists: