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QH Miniaturas Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 4:35 a.m. PST

Hi gents:

Could you recomend me some rule set using FoW bases, for playng WWII? I have a large collection of FoW armies and I donīt want to rebase. Iīm looking for an easy set of rules, tactical, not skirmish, in which field a batallion or regimental formation.
I played CD in my youth, but it had lots of cumbersome mechanics (order chits, dummies for hiden deployment,…)
Anyway, thank you in advance!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 5:26 a.m. PST

Fistful of TOWs 3 works, also Jagdpanzer II would work with FOW conventions. Also I see no Reason that you couldn't use Flames of War with Blitzkrieg Commander as well.
The other rules I mentioned can be found on Wargames Vault.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

Battlefront WW2, by Fire and Fury Games, could be played using the FOW bases.

LofArabia25 Sep 2020 5:55 a.m. PST

Crossfire too I believe

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 6:05 a.m. PST

Some people use multi figure bases for Rapid Fire instead of using individually mounted figures.

redbanner414525 Sep 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

Fireball Forward. Squad Leader scale

Tom Reed25 Sep 2020 7:51 a.m. PST

We've played Iron Cross using FOW bases.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Sep 2020 7:51 a.m. PST

Command Decision: Test of Battle could use FoW bases. Either as is or 1 FoW for 2 CD bases. CD has the concept of Double, Standard and Half bases. Purists will note that FoW take up a little more than twice the table as a CD Base, but if it gets you to play and both sides are based the same it will work

Battlefront:WW-II is also a good suggestion

cj177625 Sep 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

Nuts !:Big Battles is worth a look.It's on wargame vault


Legionarius25 Sep 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Almost any other set of rules can be played with the same basing as long as both sides use the same standard.

ODGW Kenny Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 10:27 a.m. PST

Mein Panzer works great with FOW based figures!!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 12:20 p.m. PST

Crossfire is very infantry focused but works great with FoW based armies. That's what I often play with mine :-)

Battle Phlox25 Sep 2020 2:06 p.m. PST

The upcoming O-Group rules from Too Fat Lardies are base agnostic.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 2:49 p.m. PST

I Ain't Been Shot Mum, from Too Fat Lardies.

Dukewilliam Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 3:37 p.m. PST

Iron Cross

VonBlucher26 Sep 2020 6:08 a.m. PST

Battlegroup and since Version 4 of FOW came out probably close to 1,000 converts to these rules.

blacksmith26 Sep 2020 8:19 a.m. PST

Crossfire: link

The Tin Dictator26 Sep 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

You can play any rules you like with your armies based the way they are.
The main reason a basing system is recommended in a rule set is because that's the way the author's figures are based. Regardless of any rationalizations he may put in the rules.

TheNorthernFront27 Sep 2020 3:42 p.m. PST

I think one of the best games for WWII company level is "Band of Brothers – Screaming Eagles". Its a counter hex game but it's a simple conversion to FoW based miniatures, with very little work involved. BoB does the best job of replicating movement fire tactics and suppression at company and platoon level. The mechanics are super easy and game play is not cumbersome.

raylev327 Sep 2020 9:36 p.m. PST

I use my FoW stuff with Blitzkrieg Commander…it works great!

QH Miniaturas Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 11:54 p.m. PST

Good! a lot of ideas!
Thank you for your help!

pfmodel28 Sep 2020 1:59 a.m. PST

This video lists a number of Platoon Scale Rules. There are other videos which cover other scales as well. If you wish to command a battalion then you are looking at Squad Scale Rules. If you want each element to become a battalion you are talking about commanding a corp, which i assume is not your intention.

QH Miniaturas Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 3:43 a.m. PST

@pfmodel and about scales: I play ADLG and other rules in which the scale are relaxed: you use a represantation of the troops present in a tipical battle, in any Era. It is not posible in WWII?
I mean: I have 12 Shermans and letīs say 150 US infantry, including MG, rifle and command bases. A "normal" collection
Why can not represent them a company of infantry and tanks in some games, one full division with a tank regiment in support in other, or anything between the former two scales in others?

pfmodel28 Sep 2020 12:57 p.m. PST

I agree, you should be able to create a single force mix which can be used for a variety of different scales. There are some minor adjustments required, but not many. This Video‌ describes creating a Polish 1939 force mix for different rules which have an element range from squad to battalion scale.

There are rules which range across all these scales, but when you change scales you need to make other adjustments which affect the rules. You can do this manually, or use different rules which focus on different scales.

QH Miniaturas Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 8:47 a.m. PST

Excellent analysis in your videos, pfmodel!!

pfmodel29 Sep 2020 1:21 p.m. PST


Lee49430 Sep 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

My Combat Action Command Rules were designed to use FoW based minis. You can download a free Lite Version pdf to try them on my website. Enjoy!

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2020 5:24 a.m. PST

My D-Day to Berlin rules use them.


QH Miniaturas Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

I like the operational view, greenknight4. D-Day to Berlin can be played without square areas?

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