* '''Published:''' August 1995 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' Richard Baker * '''Format:''' 192 page hardback * '''Rules:''' AD&D 2nd Edition * '''Wizards of the Coast:''' * [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/DnDPlayersOptionCombatTacticsErrata.asp|Errata]] * '''Product:''' * [[https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45796/combat-tactics|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=2698|RPG Net]] * [[http://www.tomeoftreasures.com/tot_second_edition_home/rules/tsr2149_combatandtactics.htm|Tome of Treasures]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/dd1/ct.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[wp>Player's Option: Combat & Tactics|Wikipedia]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-Radio-Free-Borderlands-A-27627378/episode/episode-112-retro-review-players-option-combat-tactics-1995-27988861/|Radio Free Borderlands (podcast review)]] * '''Other:''' * [[http://dmdavid.com/tag/battle-maps-take-over-dungeons-dragons/|DM David: Battle maps take over Dungeons & Dragons]] * [[http://dmdavid.com/tag/the-dungeons-dragons-books-that-previewed-each-new-edition/|DM David: The Dungeons & Dragons Books that Secretly Previewed Each New Edition]] * [[http://dmdavid.com/tag/early-combinations-of-adventures-with-battle-maps/|DM David: Early combinations of adventures with battle maps]]
Tired of your fighter doing nothing but trading swings with monsters? Are your dungeon denizens' tactics getting a little too routine? Need help setting up that siege of the evil overlord's castle? Then this is the book for you. This exciting expansion to the AD&D game contains rules and systems that will make your battles more vibrant and realistic. There are new rules covering critical hits, tactical options, and combat manoeuvres such as shield walls, disarms, and more! Complete weapons tables for all eras of play include lots of new weapons and revised characteristics for old ones. The Combat & Tactics system has been carefully designed to present sets of rules in easy-to-use modules that you pick and choose from and incorporate into your campaign. Regardless of which ones you do use, you'll find everything works with everything else.