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Andy Maloney03 Sep 2017 2:30 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 3:19 p.m. PST


Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 4:23 p.m. PST


CATenWolde Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

Stargrunt with casualty markers. ;)

Trojan Points Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 9:08 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 10:34 a.m. PST

Another vote for Crossfire.

Though Stargrunt II comes a close second.

Andy Maloney05 Sep 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

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

WLBartlett05 Sep 2017 3:10 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 2:00 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 1:36 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 6:10 a.m. PST

Another vote for Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

Anyone try Strike Legion? It can be used with 15mm figures.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

An additional vote for Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible.

Lion in the Stars11 Oct 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Oh, I suppose Epic: Armageddon would also work, if you like the GW universe.

For whatever reason, 15mm scifi seems to be focused on individually-based troops at the 1:1 level.

RTJEBADIA11 Oct 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

Epic Armageddon is pretty similar to World in Conflict (Cold War gone hot board game) in its basic mechanics, so I'd imagine one could tweak to make it fit any setting pretty well.

Lysander11 Oct 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

Dirtside is multi-figure based but infantry seems a bit weak….even overlooked (unless power armored).

Stargrunt II is single figure based – though a great rules set.

Striker (I own it in all its versions) is incomprehensible to me.

I own Hammer's Slammers but haven't played it yet. Seems like a good candidate, though.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

I have been learning Strike Legion Platoon & it is very good. I have only done the beginning scenarios with infantry so far. It & Hammers Slammers seem to be at the top of the list (my list.) Gruntz 15 mm, Tommorrows War, & Stargrunt seem to be the best options, at least that do not require conversion from another era.


Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Slammers get my vote too

Capt Flash07 Nov 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Anyone use Fireteam Andromeda?

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Fireteam Andromeda sounds good but I have not seen it played. I guess it fire team based set though I did not read that anywhere.


So far Strike Legion Platoon seems to do the job for me.

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