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uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2022 1:43 a.m. PST

We're getting to a point where we are fairly happy with our fast-play homebrew rules, but we'd like to look at some comparable sets and see if we can get some ideas for improvement, however we 've not identified any. Our rules owe a lot to BA, CoC and Crossfire. Our usual game size is company in attack, platoon (ish) in defence or company v company encounter actions. We use historical units, 28mm figures, 1:1 figure scale. We're not keen on having loads of markers, but we do use small dice for suppression/pinning. Any suggestions? There's quite a lot of pics of our games on our FB pages; 'S.P.I.T. Wargames'

advocate24 Oct 2022 1:55 a.m. PST

I ain't been shot, mum?
Or Big CoC
Whilst the scale of each is 1:1, teams, sections and vehicles operate as a unit.

uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2022 2:24 a.m. PST

We could n't get very excited about either really. There's mostly just the two of us, so game processes have to be very quick!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2022 4:09 a.m. PST

Disposable Heroes.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2022 4:10 a.m. PST

Rate of Fire by Crusader Publishing:


Umpapa24 Oct 2022 7:10 a.m. PST

Operation Overlord 2 and Battlegroup (dedicated for 20 mm, but nothing stops You to try in 28 mm).


Martin Rapier24 Oct 2022 8:52 a.m. PST

WRG 1925 to 50 (team basing)?

tbh IABSM or Crossfire are good starters, you might also want to look at Fireball Forward, which is a more structured form of Crossfire.

uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2022 9:00 a.m. PST

Our current rules owe a good deal to Crossfire. Most rule sets are really focused on platoons – nothing wrong with that! – but our preferred level of game is company of infantry, possibly with a platoon/troop of tanks.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Oct 2022 9:30 a.m. PST

Fistful of TOWs can be played at 1:1. Infantry based in teams, single vehicles. The platoon is the maenuver element.

Covers 1914 up to the near-present.

uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2022 10:21 a.m. PST

Fistful of TOWS? That's a new one on me; I'll look into it.

BillyNM24 Oct 2022 10:31 a.m. PST

I also do 1:1 Company-level for Normandy with my own rules based on a set called Bocage published in a magazine and crossfire. Interestingly they're not far removed from CoC but use fewer markers and are for a D'nD style game of Allied players against an unseen Axis enemy.

uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2022 1:37 p.m. PST

BillyNM….that sounds interesting! Care to compare notes? If you have facebook you can reach me (Chris Brown) via our group 'S.P.I.T. Wargames' ---SPIT stands for 'Stupid Projects In Twentyeightmil' which pretty much sums up what we do. I think there's a message service available here at TMP but I've no idea how that works.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 4:12 a.m. PST

BillyNM, if you are interested in sharing, I would also be interested in learning more about your rules.

uglyfatbloke, you have to be a supporting or sponsoring member to direct message another supporting or sponsoring member.

BillyNM25 Oct 2022 5:34 a.m. PST

Big Red & UFB – more than happy to share notes / rules or whatever – but just to put the record straight I do it in 20mm not 28mm, the latter was not a thing for WW2 when I started.
The rules are very simple and short because they're limited to one specific theatre and period and have an umpire / games-master.
I'm afraid I don't do Facebook, perhaps a personal message with your email?

uglyfatbloke25 Oct 2022 5:40 a.m. PST

I can't see how to do a PM…presumably 'cos I'm being a bit dim…..

Thresher0125 Oct 2022 8:04 a.m. PST

You have to be a supporting member to do PMs here now.

uglyfatbloke25 Oct 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

Hmmmm…..challenging if you don't keep a credit card.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 10:41 a.m. PST


My email is stewartwt at g mail dot com

Looking forward to seeing your work.

Umpapa25 Oct 2022 11:53 a.m. PST

I also would love to see those notes/rules. May I join Your mailing list by mailing to Big Red?

uglyfatbloke26 Oct 2022 3:20 a.m. PST

I'm on arnhem wargames (but all one word) at g mail dot com or get me via the horrid faceboot on the S.P.I.T. Wargames group page.

BillyNM29 Oct 2022 6:15 a.m. PST

Umpapa – I've sent stuff to Big Red and UFB so if you can get in touch with them…

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2022 8:01 a.m. PST


Thanks for sharing your rules. I forwarded your messages to Umpapa.


Dan in Vermont04 Nov 2022 10:18 a.m. PST

I Ain't Been Shot, Mum…..Base unit is the Squad. If a Platoon's card gets drawn, then all three of its Squads can use their actions to do any combination of move, shoot, etc.

uglyfatbloke11 Nov 2022 4:24 a.m. PST

I cannot access my old arnhem wargames email account, so I'm stuck until I get a visit from a grandchild to fix it!

uglyfatbloke11 Nov 2022 4:27 a.m. PST

Dan, the 1:1 bit is important for us.

Verily11 Nov 2022 1:59 p.m. PST

Battlegroup has a 1:1 figure scale (with single figure removal) and handles company level. So whether or not an individual figure has an SMG or rifle does make a difference in game terms.

Dan in Vermont13 Nov 2022 6:06 a.m. PST

uglayfatbroke: sorry I should have been clearer. it is 1-to-1 scale. i.e. casualties are assessed per individual man and each tank represents 1 tank.

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