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Tgunner24 Jun 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Has anyone ever tried using Peter Pig's AK 47 Republic for ultra-modern games? Granted, they are rather generic for the different forces, but I think they would be pretty decent for ultra-modern actions between rather poorly equipped forces. Maybe the Ukraine?

What do you guys think?

Tgunner24 Jun 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Has anyone ever tried using Peter Pig's AK 47 Republic for ultra-modern games? Granted, they are rather generic for the different forces, but I think they would be pretty decent for ultra-modern? Maybe the Ukraine?

What do you guys think?

Tgunner24 Jun 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

Humm… me thinks the Bug does approve of this thread.

Prince Alberts Revenge24 Jun 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

For clarification, I use the earlier rendition of AK47 Republic and don't know much about the more recent edition. I love that set of rules. Very adaptable for alot of 20th century conflicts. A tank is a tank in my edition, it doesn't really matter if it has reactive armor or is a WW2 relic, its about what it means in relation to the mopes trying to knock it out.. I used it for the 1982 Israeli actions against Syrians and PLO. I think AK47 is best for when a conflict is more about morale and training and less about gear. High tech weapons like ATGM aren't factored into the rules. I think the Ukraine could be handled in it if you are going for militias fighting each other with old Soviet era gear, Aks and RPGs. I think the pre battle charts could easily be adapted for the theater of conflict.

Tgunner24 Jun 2018 7:33 p.m. PST

That's what I was thinking: militia v militia. Insurgents with some Russian soldiers on *vacation* (little green men) going up against questionable Ukrainian Army troops the National Guard battalions/militia. Vehicles would be T72s going up against T64s and both sides playing with BMPs and BTRs. I have the first edition too and can see the charts only needing some minor twisting to fit the scenario.

khanscom25 Jun 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

"Wargames Illustrated" No. 133 for October 1988 has just such an adaptation. "Sci-Fi on the Rhine…" by Dominic Skelton. Has some organizational info for Soviet tank and motor rifle cos., German Pz. Grenadiers, and USMC; Charts for light and heavy ATGM and some expanded detail for armored vehicles.

Lion in the Stars25 Jun 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

My copy of AK47 Republic actually has entries for 'Professional Military Forces' like Israelis or US troops.

Shouldn't be hard to extrapolate from there.

Tgunner26 Jun 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

I must have the older version because I don't have that entry.

So what would be good matchups for forces in Ukraine?

Ukrainian Army- inept and poorly motivated regulars.

Ukrainian National Guard- poorly trained and equipped but motivated amateurs.

Russian insurgents- well equipped and motivated amateurs.

Russian vacationers! almost professional, if a bit disorganized, regulars.

Anyone I'm missing?

I can see super-power client army for many of these but it would get boring for that to be used too much.

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