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captaincold6916 Jun 2022 7:47 p.m. PST

Anyone here play I Ain't Been Shot Mum and Battlegroup?

Which do you prefer? I have some experience in IABSM but the rules leave me wanting more. They aren't horrible at all, but armor rules seem kind of weak and the book is poorly laid out.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 6:03 a.m. PST

Our group had the same experience with Battlegroup. It had some interesting ideas (the morale chit pull, treating air and artillery as random events) but somehow just never felt quite right, we kept house ruling things til we just moved on…

advocate17 Jun 2022 9:36 a.m. PST

… Moved on to what, EC? Just out of interest.

Achtung Minen17 Jun 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

I quite enjoy the older (2nd) Edition of IABSM, although I don't play much at that level (company) anymore.

cj177617 Jun 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

There is a very good Battlegroup page on facebook,the authors are on there all the time to answer questions.

If you don't do facebook you can go here:


I tried numerous ww2 rules before i found Battlegroup and now its the only set i use.
I'm strictly a solo gamer and Battlegroup gives me exactly what i was looking for in a game(easy to remember rules,historically based army lists, squad,platoon or company size games and it covers almost all the theaters of the war)

Downside is the theater books frequently sell out and can be hard to find.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 11:05 a.m. PST

Big fan of Battlegroup rules. Love the theatre books and smooth play.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2022 6:53 p.m. PST

+1 ccmatty.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jun 2022 1:00 p.m. PST


We went back to playing either my modified Flames of War:


Or a set our friend was writing called "Men against Steel"

johnbear4420 Jun 2022 4:18 p.m. PST

+1 for Battlegroup

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