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repaint09 Oct 2021 4:18 a.m. PST

Hello,

Is there a tactical set of rules where the base element is 3-4 men, with engagements of up to a platoon and 1-2 vehicles a side?

(not flames of war which really uses platoons into companies)

repaint09 Oct 2021 4:18 a.m. PST

Hello,

Is there a tactical set of rules where the base element is 3-4 men, with engagements of up to a platoon and 1-2 vehicles a side?

(not flames of war which really uses platoons into companies)

Achtung Minen09 Oct 2021 5:14 a.m. PST

"Troops, Weapons & Tactics" meets those criteria.

advocate09 Oct 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

Chain of Command would fit fairly well. Most sections are allowed to split into two teams (though not Russians or Japanese). Support is limited, so only a few vehicles or other support options (additional sections, support weapons, field defenses etc). 15mm is more or less appropriate to the ground scale, though many people play in 28mm.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 6:57 a.m. PST

Crossfire is at that scale but players typically control a company.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 7:06 a.m. PST

Bolt Action would fit the bill except that the figures are individual rather than multiple-figure elements.

Griefbringer09 Oct 2021 7:36 a.m. PST

Crossfire is at that scale but players typically control a company.

I don't have my copy at hand, but doesn't one stand in those rules actually represent a whole squad/section, rather than 3-4 combatants?

Kelly Armstrong09 Oct 2021 8:05 a.m. PST

"Panzer" rules that have been around forever by Jim Day
"Men Under Fire" rules by Frank Chadwick
Blitzkrieg Commander
Leader of Men
FUBAR
Panzer War
Poor Bloody Infantry

williamb09 Oct 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

In the standard rules Blitzkrieg Commander is one stand = a platoon. Though people do play it at one-to-one. Also, Crossfire is one stand is a squad in the rules, but people also play it at one-to-one.

For a listing of one-to-one skirmish rules see the first and maybe the second videos in this series on youtube
YouTube link

VonBlucher09 Oct 2021 1:43 p.m. PST

Battlegroup

stephen m09 Oct 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

Force on Force

Cormac Mac Art09 Oct 2021 2:50 p.m. PST

I second Battlegroup. A 'unit' is a single vehicle, gun, or squad of infantry. Games can be played from squad level to battalion sized. Really fun system.

repaint09 Oct 2021 4:23 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the suggestions. I aiming at three men a base. Maybe I end up designing my own set of rules :)

williamb, these videos are fantastic!

repaint09 Oct 2021 8:02 p.m. PST

Reading through all the rules reviews, it seems that Force on Force is what will match the closest what I am looking for.

Here is one review for those interested:
link

huron72513 Oct 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

Good luck with your Force on Force gaming. I have the rules but have unfortunately never played them.

Please do a review once you have a good handle on them.

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