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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 8:25 a.m. PST

So I've decided to take the plunge again into the Spanish Civil War, blame Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman!. Probably going to go with Empress 28mm. I want a game for a platoon or less per side, that captures the character of the war. I am aware of – Disposable Heroes/ Point Blank
Bolt Action
Chain of Command

What else is out there, and which do you folks recommend?


DeHewes09 Jul 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

I'm using Osprey's A World Aflame for RCW. It's got a good interwar feel, but old school in that a lot of details are left up to the players' discretion. That's fine for me, as this will be a solo game.

Triumph of the Will by Too Day Lardies was designed for SCW. Never played it, but I think some of its elements ended up in CoC.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Primera Battala Iron Ivan SCW specific rules lots of rules to set it in the SCW rather than some generic 20th century rules. link

peterx Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

I second Jlundberg's recommendation for SCW rules. In addition to the Prima booklet, you will need the basic WWII rule book "Disposable Heroes" and ten sided dice. I also recommend playing in 20mm scale.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

peterx, if I could still get HPC figures, I would do 20mm. I'm not a fan of the Minarion's sculpts.

idontbelieveit09 Jul 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

If you have chain of command there is a free download module for SCW. There is a LOT of flavor in the platoons there.

bruntonboy09 Jul 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Triumph of the Will for me, though I like the brigade level setting which is much bigger than the op is after.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Nick, I think you may have to go to 28mm or 15mm if you don't like the Minairons sculpts. I am not sure about any other available lines in 20mm scale.

MacColla14 Jul 2018 4:46 a.m. PST

I also like A World Aflame – like DeHewes I like the use of players' discretion.
As for non-Minairons figures, Irregular Miniatures have a large 20mm range and RH Models in the UK sells the Bandera Miniatures figures that are part of the HPC range. There is also a 20mm range by Warrior Miniatures that I have never seen. Personally I prefer Bandera and Minairons.

10mm Wargaming17 Jul 2018 2:03 a.m. PST

I would recommend Blitzkrieg Commander Rules. Hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


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