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DavidBurden14 Aug 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

In the search for a set of Skirmish Rules that suit me I've decided to try out about a dozen using the same scenario (the Skirmish Sangin TV crew one in the recent Miniature Wargames). As well as contemporary modern and SF rule sets (I want to cover near/medium future too) I'm also throwing in some old classics, like the Traveller sets (Striker, AHL, Snapshot) and a Paragon WW2 set which used to be our fave set in the mid 70s.

Write up of the first game using Danger Close at:

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And second using Snapshot at:

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If there's interest I'll post the links to others here as I progress, otherwise just check out my blog for further reports.

cloudcaptain14 Aug 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

Cool! Thanks for sharing. I have Danger Close/Some Forgotten Field but haven't had a chance to try them yet. Looking forward to your take on such things.

Oberlindes Sol LIC14 Aug 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Thanks. I'm also looking for good skirmish rules for Traveller. I'm going to use the Mongoose Traveller combat rules soon. I'll post an AAR.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

Ah, Traveller and Striker.

Must get at least some of my 15mm Sci-Fi forces painted up, since a lot of their drawings and paintings were so inspirational.

How are the Mongoose combat rules?

I generally found the Traveller, and especially Striker rules to be unplayable. The latter was more like a design exercise than a set of rules for combat.

Snapshot was a bit better, for man to man/alien action.

Iron Cow looks promising, as does FUBAR. Will probably go with the latter, at least initially, for game play, since I want to use a mix of Grav Armor and troops. IC covers both, but apparently troops are downplayed a bit in that system, so the armor can really shine.

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 1:37 p.m. PST

Howdy,

If you compare later editions of Command Decision, you'll see where some of that design work with Striker led. My opinion, anyway.

Ponder on,

JAS

John Leahy29 Aug 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

I am a huge fan of FUBAR. There are a load of variants for it available. A new Facebook group has been set up for it.

The Forge of War

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Capt Flash01 Sep 2018 4:53 a.m. PST

Always a fan of FUBAR. I'm planning an extreme mod of using FUBAR game mechanics for order actions mixed with 40K stats and resolutions, whilst playing loose with the army lists…
Isn't Iron Cow geared towards 6mm?

Capt Flash01 Sep 2018 5:04 a.m. PST

Always a fan of FUBAR. I'm planning an extreme mid of using FUBAR game mechanics for order actions mixed with 40K stats and resolutions, whilst playing loose with the army lists…
Isn't Iron Cow geared towards 6mm?

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