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alan L Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

I am planning games in 28mm with around 30 figures each side with a couple of BMPs for the Russians.

I already have Arc of Fire which I think should do fine but would welcome any other suggestions. Anyone using Arc of Fire for such games?

Lion in the Stars10 Jan 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

Never even heard of Arc of Fire, what's it like?

Force on Force would work.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

Try Force on Force by Ambush Alley

whitejamest10 Jan 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

I'll third Force on Force. It always makes for an exciting game, specializes in asymmetrical fights, and will work well for the size of games you're planning.

10mm Wargaming Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

I would recommend Rapid Fire! 'Able Archer 83-84' Cold War Rules Adaptation. Bottom of the page. Hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


Vigilant11 Jan 2018 4:03 a.m. PST

I've used Force on Force in my Russian/Afghan games. Seems to be what it was designed for.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

I am not a fan of the quality die concept used by Force on Force. I wrote a Soviet Afghan War supplement for the Two Hour Wargame Vietnam rules FNG which are still probably on the THW Yahoo site in the files section. There is also a gent somewhere who has done a very good Vietnam variant of the Chain of Command rules from Too Fat Lardies that could easily be converted to SOviet Afghan War. Frankly, I am putting my games on hold until Too Fat comes out with their Fighting Season rule set—if they ever do. Was supposed to be imminent two years ago and then disappeared.

alan L Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 11:11 a.m. PST


Here you are:

I think that they are not as popular as they are not in the "bright and shiny" format.

Chuckaroobob11 Jan 2018 11:31 a.m. PST

I've played a Disposable Heroes variant for that war. Pretty good!

alan L Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 2:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies.

FugazzaWithCheese22 Jan 2018 7:51 a.m. PST

The Disposable Heroes Soviet Afghan War supplement is called 'By The Knife' and it was a free PDF. But I can't find it on Iron Ivan's site now.

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