Combined Arms is the upcoming WWII board game from Warlord Games. But it also lets players combine all the various WWII minis games Warlord Games makes. You don't have to own each system, though. We get a look into how it all works in this article.
From the article:
Combined Arms is, first and foremost, a World War II Campaign Game, affording players of Bolt Action, Blood Red Skies, Victory at Sea & Cruel Seas a means to play an intrinsically linked series of games that can carry long-lasting implications as you jostle for control of key objectives on one of four maps centered on key theatres of operation throughout World War II. In this article, we’ll touch on the tactical nuances budding generals, admirals and air marshals will need to display to best triumph over land, sea and air.
One of the defining features of Combined Arms is that the campaign system is modular, not requiring that players own each game system involved; by the substitution of specific Initiative Cards, you pick and choose which tabletop gaming systems you want the campaign to involve. Own Bolt Action and Victory at Sea but have yet to take flight with Blood Red Skies? No problem! You can resolve air combat using the simple dice roll mechanics of the board game element. Own none of the systems? No problem! Play it as a self-contained board game! – of course for the most epic and encompassing of campaigns, three systems is definitely the way to go…