Dark July 43

Dark July 43

Warrior Tanks of Kursk 

Dark July 43
 is a Lock ‘n Load Tactical expansion module that depicts the brutal battles fought west of Prochorovka between July 9th and 12th, 1943, during the epic Battle of Kursk.


One 34” x 22“ non-geomorphic map and two 12.75” x 8.25” geomorphic maps that forms a historical battlefield, covering the famed Hill 252.2, the Soviet trenches to the east, and the Oktiabrski State Farm to the north. Six scenarios—five on the historical map—will test your tactical acumen as either the determined Soviet defenders of the Motherland or the brazen 1st SS Panzergrenadier Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler (LAH). Dark July 43 includes rules for hand-held RPG-43 anti-tank grenades, anti-tank mines and ditches, low wheat, tank emplacements, roadblocks, and much more.

Requirements: Dark July 43 is not a complete game and requires Heroes of the Motherland or Band of Heroes with Not One Step Back.  This game contains some previously released material from Dark July the Battle of Prochorovka.

Dark July 43  Includes:

1 x 34 x 22 Color Map.

2 x Color Geomorphic 12.75 x 8.25 Maps.

1 x Counter Sheet with over 80+ counters. 

1 x Color Module rules, Examples of play with 6 Scenarios.

1 x 8 x 11 Player Aid Cards.

Complexity: Five out of 10

Solitaire: 7/10

Ages: 12+

Players: 1-2

Time: 2-4 Hrs.

Scale:  Units: Squads, Crews and Tanks

Requirements: Dark July 43 is not a complete game and requires Heroes of the Motherland or Band of Heroes with Not One Step Back.

Please Note: Components can change at any time without notice during the pre-order period.


Complexity: Five out of 10

Solitaire: Seven out of 10

Ages: 12+

Players: 1-2

Time: 2-4 Hrs.

Scale Units: Squads, Crews and Tanks

Requirements: Bear and the Jackal is not a complete game.  You must own Lock 'n Load Tactical: Heroes Against the Red Star or Heroes of the Gap to play this game.  This game contains some previously released material from Line of Fire Issue #15.


Executive Producer: David Heath

Associate Producer: Jeff Lewis

Game Design & Development: Juan Carlos Cebrian

Lead System Developer: Jeff Lewis

Box Design & Art: Blackwell Hird, David Julien


Map Art: Marc von Martial


Player-Aid Cards: Blackwell Hird, Steven Dennis, Steve Pultorak


Counter Art: David Julien

Manual Author: Jeff Lewis

Manual Editing: Jeff Lewis

Graphic Design and Layout: Blackwell Hird

Administration: Ava Marie Heath

Customer Support: Jason Church

Shipping Support: Darren White

Playtesters: Russell Brown, Shauna Church, Andrew Heath, Shane Heath, David Julien, Phil Lucero, Zac Vialpando, Kindra White and Patrick White

Special Thanks & Support: Mark Apodaca, Ren Bitzer, Russell Brown, Shauna Church, John Deluca, Debbie Deluca, Nathan Druelinger, Sean Druelinger, Ralph Ferrari, Matt Lohse, Phil Lucero, Je  Newell, Andrew Heath, Daniel Heath, Nicholas Heath, Shane Heath, Yvonne Heath, Phil Lucero, Mark Mitchell, Steve Overton, Mike Panikowski, Tyler Roush, Kevin Sharp, Noah Stoltz, Vance Strickland, Keith Tracton, Brittany Ward, Kindra White.

Why We Do What We Do: We love designing, developing and, most of all, playing games. We thank God for blessing us so we can follow our passions, and our family, friends and our fans for their support.

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Tags: LnLT, Lock 'n Load Tactical, Wargame, Tactical, WW2, East Front, Expansion, Dark July 43,