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06 Jan 2013 11:19 a.m. PST
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DanLewisTN Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 5:06 p.m. PST

Com 2D. I'll get em added. Thanks

Chris PzTp Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Mar 2013 10:45 a.m. PST

Here are the stats for Panzertruppe:

Published: 2006
BGG Votes: 2
BGG Ave rating: 7.2
Publisher: LMW Works
Out of print: No
Forum: Y
Yahoo group members: 191
Yahoo group Posts: 51 (Nov 2011 – Oct 2012)
No. of rules on Yahoo group: 1
Type: Armor Skirmish

Thank you!

Vulture Inactive Member23 Mar 2013 8:07 a.m. PST

HI Dan

You need add in the following category: Armor/Vehicle Scale 1:1; Infantry 1 stand=1 squad

Title: Follow Me
Published: 1979
Publisher: Historical Research Publications Ltd
Out of Print: Yes
Type: Infantry and Tank skirmish.

IMHO it has one of the best set of Tank rules published to date.

Kind regards


(My Blog: link )

maverickv Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 2:12 a.m. PST


Operation Squad is an infantry skirmish (1:1 squad level)

With the Vehicles expansion you can use vehicles too.


Ark3nubis Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 4:02 a.m. PST


this is a really great compilation, well done. I am very limited on my knowledge of range of games so this REALLY helps, nicely bud.

If I may therefore suggest the following;
1. That under 'Type' it is described more as Skirmish (for the likes of Operation squad), Platoon (for the likes of Nuts! and Bolt Action), Company (for the likes of Flames of War) etc etc.

2. Typical scale for the game (ie Bolt Action is typically played at 28mm 1:56th scale, 1 figue is one soldier, 1 vehicle is one vehicle etc) FoW is typically 15 mm, but could be played down to 6mm or whatever and up to 28mm scale)

3. Then within that, the typical ranges of scales that can/could be played with each system (so again Bolt Action can be played with down between 15mm, BKC could be played with 15mm multi-based down to 6mm scale)

4. No of models in a typical game (Platoon games would be a platoon of around 25 models, through to 100 figures as a typical ceiling)

I suppose its trying to answer the questions that would inevitably arise from anyone reading the list. IE; I don't know about Panzer Abteilung, (I appreciate you haven't as yet managed to fill in all of the rows) so once you have stated that a Unit = Battalion or whatever, what would a tpical game 'look like', 'feel like' etc.

Great work though, quite an under taking. I'd also suggest either not focussing on the Yahoo groups, or paste a link to all related websites. And yes please include Memoir '44 and Combat Action Command in the list too! Great work…


thomalley04 Apr 2013 8:45 a.m. PST

This is a problem with game descriptions. You say FoW is Company. But to me, and most of my friends, that would mean a stand or vehicle equals a company. That would put FoW in the category of Not Quit Mechanized" or "Panzer Korps". Same idea with "Bolt Action", platoon to us means a stand is a platoon as in Tac:WWII, Spearhead or Look Sarge.

Ark3nubis Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 9:53 a.m. PST

I agree, and by that same reasoning, a Skirmish sized game to me means a Necromunda sized (7-12 figures) a side, not a Bolt Action sized game (Platoon sized) that has minimum 1:1 scale models of 2 squads (approx 20 men/models) and an HQ (of at least 1-2 men/models).

Surley it should relate to the total size of the force being represented on the table, not what one stand of models within that game is representing. Certain allowance could be made for games such as Battlegroup Kursk that are flexible enough to cover from a Platoon up to Battalion (I'm guessing a bit here on BK's max level, but you get the idea)

Possibly a foreword note outlining what is meant by the author when he writes Skirmish/Squad, Platoon, Company, Battalion etc.

Chris PzTp Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Apr 2013 8:12 p.m. PST

Alas, it appears that this effort has been orphaned already.

Ark3nubis Inactive Member18 Apr 2013 9:24 p.m. PST

I don't think so Chris, I think a couple of notes of clarity as to the author's/compiler's thoughts and approach mixed with sone additional columns for extra info and the list will be there. It's s great effort and will really help someone with experience in some games to 'jump thegall' to other systems and scales.

freewargamesrules19 Apr 2013 9:55 a.m. PST

Your missing Take Cover


Good review of the game here by Shaun

Chris PzTp Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 2:57 p.m. PST

Good point Ark3nubis, but we haven't heard fro the author since Jan 8.

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