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Grignotage28 Jan 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

As I wait for some Oddzial Osmy 3mm Germans and Belgians to arrive in the mail, I'm working on what rules I'd like to use for large Cold War engagements.

I want to play at the "battalion level", meaning that individual tanks/stands of infantry represent roughly a platoon (or half company) of troops. A typical maneuver element, what a player controls, would be a battalion. Games might feature a reinforced regiment or a brigade on each side; a big game could be a division.

I have Modern Spearhead and an old copy of Combined Arms and am trying to figure out what my other options could be.

Modern Spearhead
Combined Arms/Command Decision
Fistful of TOWs
Cold War Commander
Micro Armor the Game

What rules am I missing?

jnmpoppie28 Jan 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

You may find the Five Core system by Wild Weasel Games interesting, especially Company Commander. Check it out on Wargames Vault.

Weasel28 Jan 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Nordic Weasel but appreciate the shout out regardless :-)

Of the ones listed, I think FFT is my favourite.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Jan 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Toward the simulation end is Command Decision (Test of Battle is the latest). Toward the more game end (though the results are believable) is the 5Core games. Brigade Commander uses Company stands but plays fast and fairly accurate

daler240D28 Jan 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

I would second Five Core's Company Command.

Dynaman878929 Jan 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

There is a Rapid Fire modern adaptation, which I have lost the link to once again.

My personal favorites are FFoT, Command Decision, and Modern Spearhead. For whatever that is worth.

bruntonboy29 Jan 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Tankwreck is that scale too.

10mm Wargaming01 Feb 2017 2:28 a.m. PST

I would recommend Rapid Fire! 'Able Archer 83-84' Cold War Rules Adaptation. Hope it helps.

Take care


Frostie01 May 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

Cold War Commander look a good set, I have just bought a digital copy as I plan to do 'Imagination' armies for the Middles East.

Lion in the Stars01 May 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

You can do a battalion per player with one stand=one squad/vehicle (I do that in Flames of War!), I'd be planning on a regiment per player with one stand = one platoon.

I'd probably go with FiveCore, but I prefer playing at the stand=squad or individual scale.

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