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Andy Maloney03 Sep 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

Like in the subject, looking for 15mm hard sci-fi rules where the infantry is based on stands 1 or 2 stands per squad. Guess I'm thinking something along the lines of the Dirtside II rules for 6mm.

Thanks for any advice.

Apologies I should add vehicles remain 1-1 no basing required.

stephen m03 Sep 2017 4:19 p.m. PST


Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 5:23 p.m. PST


CATenWolde04 Sep 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Stargrunt with casualty markers. ;)

Trojan Points04 Sep 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

This is what I've been looking for a while too… Maybe not as strict on the "hard" part…

- Striker has a reputation (never read nor played it) of being overly crunchy
- Crossfire while a perfectly good game isn't sci-fi. While "count as" works for a while, after a while I start to feel like I'm missing the good parts of sci-fi…
- It might be me but using multibased minis with casualty markers is kind of defeating the purpose of multibasing…

Sorry, not a terribly helpful post here, just my two cents!

MajorB04 Sep 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Another vote for Crossfire.

Though Stargrunt II comes a close second.

Andy Maloney05 Sep 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

Hmmmm I think the hunt goes on. Thanks everyone for your input!!

WLBartlett05 Sep 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

How about Hammer's Slammers the Crucible? I haven't played them, but from the battle reports I've seen it looks good.


regards, Bill

Lion in the Stars06 Sep 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

Dirtside, just use 15mm minis instead of 6mm. And adjust groundscale a lot. I'd probably aim for a groundscale of about 1"=25m, but 1"=10m like for Stargrunt wouldn't be impossible.

I'd leave most of the artillery out of the game, however!

Hammers Slammers is also a pretty good ruleset, has lots of weapon options.

Andy Maloney17 Sep 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

thx "Lion in the Stars" was thinking I would have to relook at these rules since nothing else seems to have surpassed them in recent years.

Dave L19 Sep 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Another vote for Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible.

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