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Hayden Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 4:18 a.m. PST

I recently decided to play again 15mm scale games, but since i play 40K after years i wanted something different and i own Tommorows war for quite few years (but played only handful games in it) i wanted to get some inspiration but not found many AARs here. I also own Strike legion:Platoon Leader and Stargrunt II.

What are you people using for more military feel platoon +/- games?

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

I'm going to say Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible.

But I'm quite biased….

John Treadaway
hammers-slammers.com

Logain28 Feb 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Tomorrows War is great for that level. It really is a toolbox for war gaming, so it takes a little thought to create your forces, but we've found that it works for everything we've tried. It gives a fast game, where both players are engaged the whole time, but be careful small stay differences can have huge impacts on the battlefield. It took us a little to get the balance right.

I also like Nordic Weasal's games. They are simpler, and have some innovative mechanics that focus on suppression and reaction fire. Mostly using these for small skirmish games, but he has platoon level rules too.

That's what we're using.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Yeah, not too many sci-fi gamers out there posting AARs. I'm pretty busy so I don't get the gaming time in that I use to.

Here's a game of Tomorrow's War that I played ages ago.

It's a silly game in honor of Bongolesia on its (and mine) birthday.

link

Here is a more serious game that was hard fought

link

CATenWolde28 Feb 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

Look up Nordic Weasel's first game, FAD (Fast and Dirty skirmish). They are great platoon level rules.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa28 Feb 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

Its worth spending time on TW, its very crunchy, and defintely has a hard sci-fi edge (if thats your bag).

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

I'm partial to my own No Stars in Sight rules ;)

We've played Stargrunt II for a decade now, and never had a bad game of it.

wolvermonkey28 Feb 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Gruntz is a great game and USEME is fast ,simple, and cheap.

Hayden Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

John Treadaway – i would not play same game in different scale :D i play Crucible in 6mm :D

ArmiesArmy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

tomorrows War and No Stars in Sight for smaller platoon games

bigger look at Hammers Slammers :)

Cpt Kowalski Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Me and a friend play PMC 2640 by assault publishing. Handles platoon level gaming good, fast play but still retains tactical complexity.
We put the AARs (quite regularly) here playing-pmc2640.blogspot.se

Tiberius02 Mar 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

Stargrunt for me

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

i would not play same game in different scale :D i play Crucible in 6mm :D

Interesting point Hayden. I know I'm going to say this but, having tried Crucible in all three scales (a lot of the play testing was done in 6mm) and having recenty played some games in 6mm, including some with a local club and Tony Francis from Brigade Models where we played in 6mm using the 15mm play sheets, I'm convinced it works well in three scales but especially well in both 6mm and 15mm.

But ya knew I was gonna say that wink

John T

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Here's a recent thread where AronBC linked to some materials he and others have done to make TW more accessible.

TMP link

Haven't tried yet, but have hopes.

Doug

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