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alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 12:04 p.m. PST

Is anyone using these rules for skirmish games in Vietnam and Afghistan?

How detailed are the rules themseleves, compared to the like of Arc of Fire of Force on Force?

I am looking for 1:1 games but without being bogged down in charts or complication.

laager50 Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 12:15 p.m. PST

IMHO they are detailed and complicated. Although I have not played them. Had the books years ago.

The rules and Vietnam scenario book are available from wargames vault


If I remember correctly,it is card driven, each weapon has its own stat. Tanks are manned by a crew, so each member in the crew is played as a person. So if you want to move you have to wait for the driver card to come up.

Muncehead11 Sep 2012 1:37 p.m. PST

I have played Face of Battle (the WW2 version) and thoroughly enjoyed them.

They are as laager 50 has said, card driven and use a similar mechanism to that the Too Fat Lardies use for activation. Each trooper has a number of activation cards dependant on their quality so the better the soldier the more chance of their acting in a turn. The result is these are probably better suited to smaller skirmishes but I have used it for a platoon of British assaulting a hamlet defended by two sections of panzergrenadiers.

Personally I consider them vary well suited to solo play and have read that veterans who saw games of this commenting how true to life it was. The game flows quite smoothly once you get used to the rules, well worth a look.

Having said that I use Charlie Don't Surf rules for Vietnam, similar style of activation and very minimal charts.

14th Brooklyn Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 2:12 p.m. PST

I can not specifically comment on them for Vietnam or Soviet afghanisten,bbut we have been usingbthe rules for over a decade now for WWII and current warfare and really like them! If you are interested, here is my review of them:


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