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Mooseheadd Inactive Member09 Dec 2011 10:27 p.m. PST

So im looking for a rule set that is basically skirmish. 1 man = 1 man, 1 tank = 1 tank. Minis must be individually based but move as a group fire as a group. Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks.

Berlichtingen09 Dec 2011 10:39 p.m. PST

I Ain't Been Shot, Mum link 1:1, designed for company level actions
Troops, Weapons & Tactics link 1:1 designed for platoon level actions
Force on Force link 1:1, designed for platoon or less actions
Point Blank ironivangames.com 1:1, designed for squad level engagements
Patrol: WW2 link 1:1, designed for squad level actions (really fun system)

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2011 11:08 p.m. PST

What he said above.

Miniaturerealm10 Dec 2011 1:37 a.m. PST

Kampfgruppe Normandy.

Mick A10 Dec 2011 2:02 a.m. PST

Another vote for Kampfgruppe Normandy (especially if its still on half price sale).

Mick

Wargamer Blue10 Dec 2011 2:48 a.m. PST

Disposable Heroes from Iron Ivan Games.

Matt Finish Inactive Member10 Dec 2011 5:16 a.m. PST

Rate of Fire from Crusader.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2011 6:15 a.m. PST

And don't forget NUTS!, Tactical Commander and Final Combat.

Personal logo combatpainter Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Dec 2011 6:56 a.m. PST

Disposable Heroes


heroes

Cyclops10 Dec 2011 7:08 a.m. PST

I'd go for I Ain't Been Shot, Mum (up to a company) or Troops, Weapons and Tactics (same basic system but up to a platoon). Great games from Too Fat Lardies.

Personal logo nazrat Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2011 7:28 a.m. PST

Arc of Fire, Disposable Heroes, and Kampfgruppe Normandy are all lots of fun and meet all your criteria.

Personal logo Sigwald Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2011 7:45 a.m. PST

Another vote for Kampfgruppe Normandy. It's 1:1 with the option of playing platoon, company or battalion sized games

Personal logo nazrat Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2011 2:30 p.m. PST

Good to see at least a little KGN love on TMP-- the GW haters trashed it but good here when it was released (without EVER seeing it, by the way)…

It's superb game, lots of fun, and you can finish a game in a few hours.

Privateer4hire10 Dec 2011 6:01 p.m. PST

FUBAR. Free one-page rules that are really very good.

link

Caesar11 Dec 2011 8:59 a.m. PST

Rules of Engagement.

EvilGinger Inactive Member12 Dec 2011 2:54 p.m. PST

IABSM mentioned above & TW&T also mentioned above are your best options.

vislardica.com for lots of AAR's for IABSM including one of the latest & newly released version.

link for an example of TW&T with the campaign rules Platoon forward.

Gordon of TFP Games Inactive Member12 Dec 2011 6:59 p.m. PST

Baptism of Fire III.

tfpgames.com

Regards,

G

gregoryk13 Dec 2011 9:37 a.m. PST

Mein Panzer fits your criteria. It is a heavily researched game where one model=one vehicle, and one troop stand=one squad. Despite its name it is a very good infantry game you can find it at odgw.com.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2011 4:01 p.m. PST

Arch of Fire is one to look at as well.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2011 4:05 p.m. PST

Privateer, what scale is FUBAR for? It din't say that I could see.
Thanks

Dexter Ward20 Dec 2011 6:54 a.m. PST

I love it when someone asks for 1:1 rules with individually based figures and someone else pops up to recommend a set of rules with figures based in squads.

Do people actually read posts before recommending their favourite rules, or does that take too long?

Personal logo Martin Rapier Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2011 8:50 a.m. PST

"Do people actually read posts before recommending their favourite rules, or does that take too long?"

This is TMP, and rules request threads usually follow a predictable coure.

Mooseheadd Inactive Member20 Dec 2011 9:55 a.m. PST

Thanks guys for the recommendations.

And yes, not, based in squads. lol.

But i think they just like to pitch in and help out.

In either case if its squad based ill just ignore that suggestion for this particular case.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Dec 2011 2:02 a.m. PST

Beer and Pretzels Skirmish was designed for just the scale you describe. It's an oldie, but still a goodie. It's been around for 15 years and is still played at conventions and other places. I think it is still available through Old Glory. It may also be available as a .pdf download from RPGNow. Simple, inexpensive, good.

Buck

fallout11 Inactive Member17 Jan 2012 7:17 a.m. PST

Alternative Warhammer WW2 link 1:1 designed for platoon to company level actions, individually based figures and vehicles, squad based firing. Another oldie, been around for ~10 years but still quite popular as it is free and easy to get new players into, unlike some of the other mentions here. You can also find it via the Free Wargame Rules (UK) website.
Rules of Engagement link from Great Escape Games, would be my pick for best commercial rules set that meets your listed requirements.

Last Hussar21 Jan 2012 2:48 a.m. PST

"Do people actually read posts before recommending their favourite rules, or does that take too long?"

This is TMP, and rules request threads usually follow a predictable course.

Black Powder

evans970 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Jan 2012 4:15 p.m. PST

Kampgruppe Normandy is the flavour of the month at my club, it plays well… but the rule book is very pricey!

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2012 4:48 p.m. PST

DBA is your best bet, way better than black powder as Hussar recommended…

<no, don't believe either of us>
--
Tim

Thomas Thomas25 Jan 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Kampgruppe Normandy.

And no its not my favorite set (that would be Combat Command but its not 1:1).

TomT

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2012 7:15 p.m. PST

KGN – what are the typical weapon ranges for these rules? Thanks.

Lost Pict

PiersBrand26 Jan 2012 2:18 a.m. PST

Small arms – 24"
MGs – 32"
Guns – 48"

Very similar to RF2.

StormforceX28 Jan 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Try Lionel Tarr rules in Don Featherstone's Wargames.

Plainsman Inactive Member31 Jan 2012 8:22 p.m. PST

I like Battleground: WWII! The first scenario is 10 men vs. 10 men! :)

Here's a couple of links!

link

neo-forge.com/rules1.html

link

Mobius01 Feb 2012 1:08 p.m. PST

@Dexter Ward
I love it when someone asks for 1:1 rules with individually based figures and someone else pops up to recommend a set of rules with figures based in squads.

Do people actually read posts before recommending their favourite rules, or does that take too long?

I see the same thing.
The acolytes posts the name of their rule sets no matter what the question. Two side by side rules questions one on skirmish scale and one on company scale get similar treatment.

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