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D6 Junkie27 Feb 2021 5:23 p.m. PST

I know it's a strange question but would Rapid fire play faster than Bolt Action, assuming the same amount of figs?

altfritz27 Feb 2021 6:44 p.m. PST

You're playing a higher level of organization with Rapid Fire, at least in my experience.

nickinsomerset28 Feb 2021 2:40 a.m. PST

It plays fast but is not at the same level. Whereas Bolt Action is more of a skirmish game Rapid Fire allows one to fight large scale actions with one vehicle = a Troop/Platoon.

Tally Ho!

D6 Junkie28 Feb 2021 5:52 a.m. PST

True the scale is different but still in the end you may have 6 vehicles and 60 inf vs an equal amount. Perhaps the play is different as the various distinctions in small arms of I gantry are all factored in the roll.

gunnerphil28 Feb 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

It depends on the players, and how well they know the rules. I have played with simple rules with people who do not know them and moved taken longer than complex rules played by people who know the rules.

Most games aim for a couple of hours playing time. As that is all time people have available.

Having played both sets of these rules a few times over the years, I cannot recall either taking much longer, or feeling slower than each other

BobGrognard28 Feb 2021 9:58 a.m. PST

Rapid Fire plays in a similar fashion to a platoon level game. So each ‘Company' is actually a squad, a ‘battalion' has just one integral AT weapon, in the same way that a platoon has. Rapid Fire is much more traditional Igo-ugo system, so probably a bit quicker than the dice drawing mechanism in Bolt Action.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

If memory serves, RF plays faster. It is also abstract, so you can call your group of 7 to 10 figures whatever you want.

gavandjosh0228 Feb 2021 3:33 p.m. PST

I "have" 2 wargaming groups. I'm peripheral to both. One plays RF exclusively and have done for years. Games take considerable time (might be the group and how they play). The other plays BA. Games are relatively quick.

D6 Junkie28 Feb 2021 9:19 p.m. PST

Thanks guys!

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