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GStupin09 Jan 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

fuziler of the Pavlovsk grenadierial regiment.

Fred Cartwright09 Jan 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

What are folks first choice rules for gaming with 28mm? I am guessing Bolt Action is popular, but what else are people using?

Fred Cartwright09 Jan 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

First topic on the 28mm WW2 board and the bug strikes!

idontbelieveit09 Jan 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

I think it's pretty much a choice between Bug Action and Chain of The Bug, isn't it? Maybe that set from THW called BUGS! should be added in.


WLBartlett10 Jan 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

For headed to head games I play Skirmish Action and Disposable Heroes. I use Nuts! for solo play. regards, Bill

Tigerjlm11 Jan 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

We still play Easy Eight's Battleground WWII

jdginaz11 Jan 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

Chain of Command is defiantly the up and comer.

Marc at work12 Jan 2018 6:01 a.m. PST

With that grenadier, has to be a Russian Front game – Battlegroup Kursk maybe

panzerjager12 Jan 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Tigerjlm – Glad to see someone still using Easy Eight. I played that years ago. Looking at Chain of Command now.


GoodOldRebel13 Jan 2018 4:34 p.m. PST

Chain of Command for me

ScottS14 Jan 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Bolt Action.

No, Chain of Command.

No, Bolt Action.

No, wait, Chain of Command.

(I like both.)


Bolt Action

Borderguy19015 Jan 2018 10:36 p.m. PST

Still have my copy of Battleground WWII. Really should sell it as I haven't even looked at them in years.

GGouveia16 Jan 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

In this order:

Bolt Action
Chain of Command
Rapid Fire
Flames of War

crazycaptain16 Jan 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Disposable Heroes for me. Nuts! every once in a while. Homebrew stuff too. Use Bolt Action most frequently despite the fact that I cannot stand to play it anymore. Its not hard to know the way to win after 50+ games. It does not feel at all like WWII and is dry. My friend seems to only like "shiny" rules so I get stuck with them a lot…

AdmiralHawke24 Jan 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Battlegroup (Overlord).

Windward25 Jan 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Kind of cheating here as I game in 15mm

But Chain of Command or BattleGround WWII (but in only very small games)

Basha Felika26 Jan 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Chain of Command

VND 1AA Inactive Member27 Jan 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

Five Men at Kursk, as I find a squad per side on a smallish table works best for me these days.

Randalll Inactive Member04 Feb 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

I like Bolt Action. Yes, there are more technically accurate rules, but I want to play a game, not do Crime Scene Investigation. Does the game reflect reality? Do sensible tactics work? Is there an element of strategy? Does it play fast? How many times do you have to stop play to look up a rule? I didn't like the first edition, so wrote my own game. The lessons learned was the give and take between 'historical accuracy' a debatable concept), and playability. Some of the things I didn't like about BA I came to see as reasonable tradeoffs. So I am a fan of the game.

Achtung Minen14 Mar 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Battleground WWII for me as well, squad vs squad at that scale up to platoon vs platoon at biggest.

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