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Crabbman18 May 2017 1:40 a.m. PST

Fireteam:WWII my latest set of rules is now available at the WargamesVault.

The game uses the same system as my already published Fireteam:Modern set of rule but with a number of improvements and changes to better suit them to the WWII period.

The game is intended for reinforced platoon sized engagements. Each player will usually command a platoon with a few additional support weapons or vehicles.

The rules provide fast paced games that reflect the intense and unpredictable nature of warfare at close quarters.
The rules also allow players to utilize real world historical platoon combat tactics such as making use of fire and maneuvers with covering suppressive fire.

The rulebook includes all the rules needed to play the game including rules for vehicles, artillery and aircraft. Army lists are included for late war British, Americans, Germans and Soviets. More will be available soon as free downloads on my website.

Rory Crabb


Frothers Did It And Ran Away18 May 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Can you tell us more about the mechanics?

Crabbman18 May 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

The game is quick to learn and uses a pretty simple set of mechanics that provide a fast paced an fun game while maintain a good level of realism and historical authenticity.

Activation of units is determined by random card draw however each player has a hand of five cards (more if specific recce units are in play) that can be used to override the opponents activation. This makes for a tense and unpredictable sequence of play.

Combat uses a fairly straightforward set of d6 based mechanics in which figures are either become casualties or become suppressed.

Firefights tend to be fast, intense and deadly forcing players to carefully consider their actions and tactics.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away18 May 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

Regular playing cards, or special ones?

RetroBoom Inactive Member18 May 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Very cool!

Crabbman18 May 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

Regular playing cards can be used

Frothers Did It And Ran Away18 May 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

Cheers, certainly sounds promising!

Crabbman24 May 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

I have uploaded some additional army lists. The supplement covers forces for UK, USA and Germany from early to late war.

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