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thabear31 Oct 2004 11:42 p.m. PST

G'day , having played FOW WW2 a few times , i was wondering if anyone has converted these rules to more current conflicts using more modern figures from Vietnam onwards, i'd like to hear your ideas on weapon stats and army lists or links to anywhere that has information that could help me in this project ? thankyou in advance for any responces , cheers tom

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2004 12:23 a.m. PST

hhhmmm no but a very good idea.

Wargamer Blue01 Nov 2004 3:45 a.m. PST

One of my favourite rule writers produced a free and massive detailed FOW Intelligence briefing on the Vietnam war covering the USMC, US Army, Australians, New Zealanders, ROK, ARVN, VC and NVA. The intel brief includes chopper and jet rules, armour, artillery, snipers, jungle movement and engineer options. All weapons stats are there. Of course you still need the original and great FOW rulebook. The intel briefing was available on yahoo but I am not sure if it is still there.

I have not used these rules yet but I will one day when I get around to painting some troops.

If anyone wants a copy, leave your e-mail address on this topic and I will forward them onto you.

I have cut and paste an example of an Australian Infantry company. I hope it turns out OK.

1 Infantry Company HQ
Company Leader has Command Net. This consists of 2 Command teams:
1 Command Rifle/MG team
1 2IC Rifle/MG team
HQ 50 points
(optional) add M113 transport 20 points

2-3 Infantry Platoons
Platoon Leader has Command Net. Each platoon consists of:
1 Command Rifle/MG team
3 Rifle sections, each 3 Rifle/MG teams
Cost at full strength 200 points
Cost with 2 Rifle sections 140 points
(optional) Upgrade all Rifle/MG teams to MG teams with extra M60s 5 points each
(optional) add M113 transports 20 points each

Wargamer Blue01 Nov 2004 3:47 a.m. PST

It did not turn out but you get the idea. Graphics are the same as the FOW rulebooks.

NikkiB Inactive Member01 Nov 2004 7:30 a.m. PST

here is a url for the Vietnam FOW...

John Baugher

Autochton Inactive Member01 Nov 2004 10:17 a.m. PST

I have an int. briefing for modern FOW lying around which includes modern-day troops ca.1980 to 2000. In fact, now that I think of it, it includes some really new stuff too, so you could play GW2 with it with only a few mods. The author is Scott Elaurant, I think... I got it off the FOW Yahoo group.


thabear01 Nov 2004 5:17 p.m. PST

G'day , thankyou kindly for your input , it is all appreciated very much.

Rat of Tobruk : thats handy to use for our vietnam figures,

Autochton: , i'd be interested in the intel briefs you suggest , which FOW Yahoo grp is it , i think one has been closed recently .

Delljohnb: thanks i'll look it up
cheers to all , tom

Gendarme Inactive Member01 Dec 2005 3:33 p.m. PST

Hi. I'd be very interested in getting a copy of your Modern FOW rules! I tried the url given, but got nothing.
My email is

I hope you are able to send me a copy.

Thanks – Les

downspiral69 Inactive Member22 Dec 2005 4:44 p.m. PST

As the guy running the group currently working on the rules (not connected with Scott Elaurant, but with his permission), I must say it's nice to hear FOW Modern being discussed here. If you want to contribute or get the latest edition of the lists, go to the following site:


Also, just to let you know, next month the project will be moved to .

FloconDuMais Inactive Member23 Dec 2005 12:04 p.m. PST

Yeah! FoW style for NATO vs Warsaw Pact would be GREAT! You guys have to get this out, and soon.;-)

dspiral69 Inactive Member29 Jan 2006 11:23 p.m. PST

Hi everyone, just to let you know, the Modern FOW website is now available. You can view it at – if you have any suggestions to make, please check out the forum that is linked from the site.

Personal logo GuruDave Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Feb 2007 10:48 a.m. PST

I ran a Goose Green(solo) game a year or so ago using FOW rules. It worked quite well using the night fighting rules.

My Argentines were QRF Korean War Americans, and my Brits were QRF modern British paratroopers.

Crazycaptain56 Inactive Member30 Apr 2010 11:51 a.m. PST

Sorry for the revive but what happened to the site?

herpaderpaderp Inactive Member02 May 2010 8:10 p.m. PST

you can find the vietnam list here PDF link

as for the proper modern i think it has gone the way of the dodo

GeoffQRF Inactive Member04 May 2010 7:33 a.m. PST

The chap running it ran out of time.

kyoteblue Inactive Member04 May 2010 8:51 p.m. PST


nvdoyle05 May 2010 9:39 a.m. PST

Huh, I can't even get to the 'join' screen for the fow modern Yahoo group.

herpaderpaderp Inactive Member05 May 2010 11:42 p.m. PST

The chap running it ran out of time.
kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP

Incidently what kind of systems do people run your stuff with? CWC seems a bit simplistic for 15mm scale, Force on Force seems to be the most wide spread modern ruleset in that range these days.

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