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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2012 1:38 p.m. PST

What rules are you using for Modern micro scale battles?

Yankees Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2012 1:43 p.m. PST

Spearhead modern

lkmjbc324 Aug 2012 2:17 p.m. PST

If want large scale engagements…Nato vs Warpact or fight large battles (the entire southern Golan- from El Al to Tel Saki)then Modern Spearhead cannot be beat.

If you want to do smaller battles, say battalion vs battalion or regiment, I would suggest CD4 (which has a modern version in play test- downloadable from the website) or Fistful of Tows3. Both are excellent.

If you want smaller engagement, then you are beyond my experience. I do like reading WRG's Modern Rules. The 2 games I played were quite nice, though the rule set is daunting at first glance. I however prefer larger engagements where a stand = a platoon.

I hope this helps.

Joe Collins

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2012 2:24 p.m. PST

The one thing I coouldnt get into with Modern Spearhead was the written orders.

MajorB24 Aug 2012 2:36 p.m. PST

NATO Brigade Commander

jekinder624 Aug 2012 2:42 p.m. PST

I am currently painting a T-64 regiment to use with "Command Decision: Test of Battle" and Bob Mackenzie's modern rules.
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John Leahy24 Aug 2012 2:52 p.m. PST

World at War is what I am looking at now. A boardgame that folks have easily converted to a miniature game.

The rules are a download on the right side of the page.

link

I have a file of the unit stats if you're interested. Otherwise, scans of the counters can be found at Boardgamegeek.

Thanks,

John

Charlie 1224 Aug 2012 6:04 p.m. PST

FFT 3 (Fist Full of Tows). Funny name, great rules. Good for BN up to Bde battles.

Sudwind24 Aug 2012 8:37 p.m. PST

Yep….the World at War series of games from Lock 'n Load work well when converted to minis! I use the 4" terrain maker hexes from GHQ and micro armor. The games have been well received at the club. Their WW2 White Star Rising game uses a similar system……and Desert Heat is coming out soon.

The Wargames Room24 Aug 2012 10:41 p.m. PST

I tend to play reinforced brigade actions and above. I find Modern Spearhead is excellent for this sized game.

Unlike Uesugi Kenshin, I find the planning and resource allocation is an excellent part of the game. Orders are simple, and once you have allocated resources orders are as simple as drawing a command arrow for each battalion.

Yesthatphil25 Aug 2012 1:02 a.m. PST

I don't use 6mm or 'micro' for my modern games – but as rules are not scale specific, that's not a problem.

The advantage of the smaller scale would be the ability to get more logistic tail onto the table.

MWright25 Aug 2012 1:38 a.m. PST

FFT3

alan L25 Aug 2012 4:34 a.m. PST

Cold War Commander?

Adrian Jarvis25 Aug 2012 4:25 p.m. PST

Cold War Commander for me too

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2012 5:07 p.m. PST

Im surprised not many new suggestions. Has there been nothing released in the last 6-12 months?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2012 10:39 p.m. PST

Has anyone read or tried GHQ's beer & pretzel micro rules?

UnfortunateWound25 Aug 2012 10:43 p.m. PST

Well, they aren't all that new, but I play Charlie Don't Surf, Modern Crossfire, Force on Force and FUBAR with my micro-scale moderns. The first two are company sized, the second two platoon sized.

Gennorm26 Aug 2012 2:22 a.m. PST

New doesn't necessarily mean good. For battalion-level games the tried and tested Battlegroup Modern Rules are free to download with supporting docs at

uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/BGMR

There are regular updates and an active group of players.

(Jake Collins of NZ 2)26 Aug 2012 12:00 p.m. PST

I'm fairly sure nothing new has been released in the last 6-12 months. FFT3 was the last big new release I can remember. No chance of a new Modern Spearhead. Some chance of a new Cold War Commander in the near future, though.
FoF keeps releasing scenario books.

JJMicromegas28 Aug 2012 11:40 a.m. PST

I think there is a real lack of modern rules for 6mm games, I have a feeling that if someone were to come along and produce a nicely polished and fun ruleset it would do quite well. I heard a rumour that toofatlardies are working on a set.

Altius28 Aug 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

Still clinging to CWC as my rules of choice, though I haven't played a game in a few months.

UnfortunateWound29 Aug 2012 3:28 a.m. PST

"I Ain't Been Nuked, Mum" is indeed in the pipe, and should be out by Easter. Which Easter is still classified.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2012 9:51 a.m. PST

""I Ain't Been Nuked, Mum" is indeed in the pipe, and should be out by Easter. Which Easter is still classified."

Lol, good news indeed!

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