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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

Hey all I was wondering what rules were you currently
using for WWI.
In my case for 15mm Flames of War, but about to look at new Square Bashing
and for my 28mm the new Blood and Valor rules

rmaker12 Jul 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

The old GDW set, "Over the Top" by Greg Novak.

Buckeye AKA Darryl12 Jul 2020 4:40 p.m. PST

Used to use Over the Top, but they were very bloody, even in open field fights…which most likely is accurate. :) Need to take a look at them again since I have some Blue Moon doughboys waiting to be painted and mounted.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

the Bolt action WW1 variant from Gajo or the GWS over the top rules.

LXIVth12 Jul 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

If I'm gaming Western Front, I use Trench Wars. With less popular theatres I use Contemptible Little Armies

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 6:15 p.m. PST

LXIVlegion you have any scenarios for Trench Wars?

mghFond12 Jul 2020 9:25 p.m. PST

For my 1914 French/German battles I am using BBB rules with some modifications.
BBB- Bloody Big Battles by Chris Pringle

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 9:42 p.m. PST

Si Vis Pacem, GQ3 and BBB.

Oh, and Steamer Wars for Lake Tanganyika games

khanscom13 Jul 2020 6:55 a.m. PST

Mainly have used "Over the Top", but I did try a couple of smallish games using "Raging Empires" that were fun. Skirmish gaming used a modified "Necromunda" for a comic book feel.

Martin Rapier13 Jul 2020 7:26 a.m. PST

For more serious operational games I generally use OP14 these days (with some added mods for trench warfare and later war). For something more light hearted, modified One Hour Wargames.

A pre-lockdown OP14 game: link

And a OHW game from 2018: link

eddy195713 Jul 2020 8:19 a.m. PST

Blood and Valor (28 mm)

Colonel Bogey Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

Square Bashing from Peter Pig – a great set of rules.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 11:30 a.m. PST

Really depends what you want from your game. Peter Pig's Square Bashing is good for Divisional/Corps actions. It has a scenario style generator, but we've had success using them for refights.

Otherwise Op14 is good for Army Level operational games. Free download available on my blog page: link

As for skirmish level, I couldn't really say. Seen a few played and they look like fun, but I always think of WW1 as being quite large in terms of scope.

Lascaris13 Jul 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

My WW1 is in Mesopotamia and I use Great War Spearhead.

Martin Rapier14 Jul 2020 2:31 a.m. PST

My stuff is all based for GWSH and Square Bashing, both good sets of division/corps battles.

Militia Pete18 Jul 2020 3:59 a.m. PST

Still basing for Command Decision :)

Wargamer Blue25 Jul 2020 3:14 p.m. PST

Square Bashing.
Blood and Valor

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