Help support TMP

"WWII & Modern 6mm rules ?" Topic

30 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Modern Discussion (1946 to 2011) Message Board

Back to the 6mm WWII Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Profile Article

Ammunition Hill 1967

Ammunition Hill was the most fortified Jordanian position that the Israelis faced in 1967.

Current Poll

Featured Movie Review

2,663 hits since 29 May 2020
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 9:21 a.m. PST

So which rule sets are pretty good for WWII & Modern 6mm gaming ?

Figured you guys would know !

Thanks ! grin

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

What scale of command are you wanting to do? Lots of answers but depends on what you want.



Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Fist Full of Tows 3, I've played the modern part they are pretty good.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 9:41 a.m. PST

John – up to Rgt …

Thanks Stosstruppen !

hetzer Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 9:52 a.m. PST

Mein Panzer!

Halfmanhalfsquidman29 May 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

Fist Full of TOWS 3 is really good.

Blitzkrieg Commander looks good for WW2 stuff and there is also Cold War Commander, but I haven't read those rules.

jekinder629 May 2020 10:28 a.m. PST

Command Decision-Test of Battle for Regiment/Brigade level.
BattleFront for Company/Battalion level.

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 10:57 a.m. PST

Seven days to the River Rhine for moderns. Not sure about WWII. Just got FFT3.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2020 11:03 a.m. PST

FFT3 covers 1920 to the present so you can jump from WW2 to Korea to Golan Heights to Fulda Gap and not have to learn new rules.

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 11:14 a.m. PST


Greg G129 May 2020 12:11 p.m. PST

Battlefront for WWII
Currently using Sabre Squadron for modern
Previously used FFT2 for modern and Where Panzers Dare for WWII, also WRG for both.

williamb29 May 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

Fistful of Tows for both WW2 and Modern.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 2:30 p.m. PST

ManyThanks Gents ! thumbs up

monk2002uk29 May 2020 11:24 p.m. PST

Spearhead and Modern Spearhead cover WW2 and Modern respectively.

You can review Spearhead, including numerous examples of games, in these links:


Modern Spearhead is covered in these links:



Durban Gamer30 May 2020 3:55 a.m. PST

D-Day to Berlin for battalions as units

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 9:29 a.m. PST

thumbs up

SgtPain31 May 2020 3:26 p.m. PST

Spearhead modern.👍👍

UshCha31 May 2020 11:57 p.m. PST

There is us:-


You at most are a company commander. Its for the serious player who wants to have there units in real formations and wants to think like a real company commander. The rules are not overly complex but are quite diffrent and do need a D20, for some even that is too much.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2020 9:22 a.m. PST

Thank you all !

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2020 11:52 a.m. PST

I think Spearhead is better for larger division level games with 1" = 100 yards, turns of 15-30 minutes platoon stands. FFOT3 is about the same and is a very complete and tested rule set.

I think you'd identify more with Maneouver Group as it's at a more tactical level you operated in. It has interesting unit activation rules that allow for some interesting player tactics and for the initiative to swing logically.

No matter what, check out Panzer War and AirLand Battle, they're free:

Check your email for the latest write-up and examples of Treadheads WWII 1:1 vehicle combat. The OODA Loop and Action Timing rules can easily be translated to post-WWII and create your own data card. "Playing the Loop" is easier and quicker than traditional activation and IGYG rules with better detail for 1:1 games delivering historic split-second results. It's free- for now.

You'll like the interaction it creates between ATGM's and their targets. You can use whatever gunnery, armor and penetration rules you want. The same concept can be applied to Sci-Fi and your Hammers Slammers.


Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2020 2:54 p.m. PST

thumbs up Thanks !

Valderian05 Oct 2021 8:25 a.m. PST

I wanted to start a topic about the best ruleset for Modern games, I am glad I found this one. Any more examples?
Also, I found out about the rules from Plastic Soldier Company called Northag (similar to Battlegroup) and I was wondering if any of you had a chance to test it?

Achtung Minen06 Oct 2021 4:44 a.m. PST

Battlefront WWII also covers modern thanks to a well-developed fan supplement hosted on then BFWWII website.

williamb06 Oct 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

Other rule sets that cover both WW2 and Modern that are in print.
Blitzkrieg Commander and Cold War Commander platoon elements
Spearhead and Modern Spearhead platoon elements
Test of Battle and fan made modern platoon elements
Fistful of Tows 3, covers 1915-2015 platoon elements
Panzer Korps and OPFOR company elements
Lightning War Red Storm company elements

Blitzkrieg Commander/Cold War Commander and Fistful of Tows can also be played at one model = one tank
Fistful of Tows can also be played as company elements.
There are many other rule sets at all different scales for an overview of them see the YouTube videos at this link
YouTube link

Valderian06 Oct 2021 11:42 a.m. PST

Thank you!
@Achtung Minen – yes, I will try this ruleset for both WW2, which I want for some time, and for Modern, which I didn't know it covers
@williamb – it really helps that you pointed at the rules that offer the possibility to play one model = one tank

Captain Pete06 Oct 2021 9:29 p.m. PST

For WWII I like Mein Panzer for 1 to 1 vehicle scale and squad/team level infantry.

For Modern era, I like Fistful of TOWs 3 which is on the scale of 1 vehicle or infantry stand equals a platoon or in some cases, a half company. Fistful of TOWs 3 can also be used for WWII gaming as well.

Valderian10 Oct 2021 12:36 p.m. PST

Thanks, Captain Pete!

Captain Pete10 Oct 2021 6:53 p.m. PST

You are welcome, Valderian!

Achtung Minen11 Oct 2021 5:26 a.m. PST

@Valderian, in case you have trouble locating it, here are all the tables, extra rules and orders of battle for modern Battlefront. They won't make a ton of sense without the BFWWII rulebook in hand, of course, but for future reference:


Valderian11 Oct 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Excellent! Thank you, Achtung Minen!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.