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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Oct 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Which set of rules would you recommend?

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Panzer Blitz of course.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

Bill, What scale, size of units and level of complexity are you looking for?

RudyNelson18 Oct 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

IDF for tactical level. Like Panzerblitz, I have seen these modified for miniatures.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 3:42 p.m. PST

Fistful of Tows for any modern micro armor.

Neal Smith18 Oct 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

"Arab-Israeli Wars" was the actual AH game (based on Panzer Blitz/Leader). Wish I still had it…

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

I was thinking about these rules:

PDF link

Use your copy of ¨Arab-Israeli Wars¨ and you are in business.

Also, the ¨Arab-Israeli Wars¨ is still easy enough to find on Ebay.

Neal Smith18 Oct 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

That's pretty cool… Looks like you could use FOW based miniatures, but they would count as platoons instead of teams/squads. Hmmmm…

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

If company/battalion level, folks have recommended
Battlefront WWII (from Fire and Fury). They have all you need for AIW on their website.
For one stand = platoon, folks have mentioned Modern Spearhead, Cold War commander and Fistful of TOWS.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

Looks like you could use FOW based miniatures

That is what I'm thinking. I love Team Yankee (FOW in a modern setting), but I've wanted to play Panzer Blitz/AI War as a miniatures game since I was a kid in college. I will be trying this out.

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

Command Decision

jekinder619 Oct 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Old school, WRG 1950-80 for individual vehicle/fire-team. Battlefront has a lot of support on the website for AIW. Chadwick published an OB guide for Command Decision recently if you want to go platoon/stand. I've run several AIW games with Command Decision from Combined Arms to the current CDTOB version.

Sundance19 Oct 2017 4:20 p.m. PST

We use IDF, but modify the movement rate. Otherwise you basically sit there.

Dynaman878920 Oct 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Anyone have a link for IDF? Googling it will turn up a zillion other things instead of the rules.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2017 12:40 a.m. PST

Refine your search.

Idf Avalon hill works pretty well.

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