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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

I just found out about these rules, bought them from Wargame Vault a $1.00 USD contribution going 100% to the local Food Bank is a nice touch, especially if a lot of downloads are sold.


They look interesting, and the vehicle ratings, rules changes, and other mods seem pretty straightforward.

I'm looking forward to giving them a go, and adjusting/tweaking stats and rules where and if needed, as appropriate. One of the things I can see, right off the bat are different ratings for old vs. advanced gun stabilization systems, since that for an early M60 tank or T-55/T-62 is not the same as for the West German Leopard II, or M-1 tank.

Just curious to see if anyone else has purchased these yet, and had a chance to give them an outing or two, either with friends, or solo?

I've posted a few questions on WG Vault regarding the infantry rules, and how the point ratings are derived, among other things. It's not clear to me if there is one point for each man in a fireteam or squad, or a set number of points for them not linked to each soldier.

Seems like a great excuse to break out the 1/144th or 1/285th scale armor for a platoon on platoon, or company battle.

Would love to read about or see pics of any battle reports you care to share regarding these rules.

Joe Legan13 Nov 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting this. I answered your questions on WV as didn't realize it was you. If I didn't let me know and can run through a full example here.
Would love to see what teaks you have. I tried to keep it somewhat simple which is why I left out ERA.
Not a company battle but I do have this
Thanks again


epturner Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 7:28 p.m. PST

Herkybird is your man.

He's got the bits and bobs to give you the go.

I'd recommend 1/285th or 1/300th.

But I'm an Old Sod from the Cold War and that's how we trained.

Buys a pack of Leos and a pack of T62 and Bob's Your Uncle.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2019 8:45 p.m. PST

Yep, 1/300th is a great scale.

I like the 1/144th scale prepainted vehicles too.

Thanks Joe.

So, do squads get 6 "activation" dice like vehicles do, as far as tracking losses goes (I see the differences for "defensive dice", e.g. attempting to negate hits due to cover), and then you decrease those as losses occur?

How many "activation" dice do two or three man fire-teams get for tracking losses, e.g. for machine gun, and anti-tank teams?

Joe Legan15 Nov 2019 4:33 p.m. PST


Yes squads are treated like separate vehicles and get activation dice. {except please note on page 4 that if the squad has an IFV only 1 gets 6 dice.} They lose them through permanent hits. Note that hits on infantry are always permanent and they can be pinned by large caliber weapons.
An anti tank team would also get 6 dice as above. I never considered MG teams as the reason infantry are on the board is to engage tanks. ( it is Cold War Tanker!) I haven't playtested MG teams but would try 6 dice for them as well. MGs should have the same pinning characteristics of large caliber weapons.
Great questions. Keep them coming. Several turkeys bought so far!


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