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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

Title says it all. I'm trying to put together a portable, cheap, sturdy set of games all using the same temperate zone western European terrain on a 3' square board and using 1/72 figures. Horse and musket works OK. I'm confident that WOTR will work with Lion Rampant and slightly scaled down distances. But I'm having no luck with late WWII US and Germans. I can probably just fill the board with buildings and do house to house, but can anyone suggest rules which will work with more open terrain?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2019 7:54 p.m. PST

Crossfire will work great

TunnelRat06 Mar 2019 4:29 a.m. PST

Battlegroup would work fine on a board that size.

Karellian Knight06 Mar 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Ganesha games Flying Lead skirmish rules will work on 3'x3'.

Stryderg06 Mar 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

I would think that most rules would work. You can use cereal boxes as a base for more terrain if needed (I think it's called chipboard elsewhere). Draw/paint a top-down view of the terrain. It should pack pretty easily since it will be flat.

Bob the Temple Builder06 Mar 2019 6:48 a.m. PST

Have you thought about using THE PORTABLE WARGAME?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

Another vote for CrossFire.

MajorB06 Mar 2019 10:44 a.m. PST

Yup. Crossfire.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

Airfix Battles of course for 1/72 on a small board.

Lee49409 Mar 2019 4:40 p.m. PST

Skirmish Action. My rules designed for a kitchen table top. Work well with 1/72. Cheers!

blank frank05 May 2019 2:22 p.m. PST

Have a look at Neil Thomas' book one-hour wargames. In his book he presents rules from Ancients to WW2 all to be played on a 3 foot squared board. The real strength of the book is the 30 scenarios with forces randomly generated.The book has many good reviews on Amazon.

alphus9912 May 2019 12:54 p.m. PST

Another vote for Airfix Battles :)

hftarasque20 Jul 2019 5:25 a.m. PST

Five Men at Kursk for squad-level skirmish. I play on a small kitchen table with 1/72 models and it works well

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