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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 8:57 a.m. PST

I bought and have had painted up a dozen (each side) of the 1:48 Tactic figs. Very nice larger sized figs.

1:48 Tactic has its own rules, but I am trying to find something even more detailed. I'm thinking each player will only handle 1-3 figures on the table, so something a bit more RPG or like you'd see in a Wild West game.

I have a Sherman and a Panther as well at the right scale to match.

I have a bunch of skirmish rulesets, but have not played them all.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 9:45 a.m. PST


Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 10:17 a.m. PST

It Battleground is like that.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 10:27 a.m. PST


This would be my choice

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 10:32 a.m. PST

I have played NUTS and Battleground. Battleground is more what I am looking for, but I was thinking hit locations, etc since it's only a few figs per side.

I have Solddat, but never tried it.

BuckeyeBob23 Jan 2023 11:00 a.m. PST

It's OOP but The Face of Battle is a more detailed man to man in WW2 ruleset. I saw that the main rules and supplements are on ebay at a reasonable price.

Stryderg23 Jan 2023 12:32 p.m. PST

How many players?
If it's 2-3 others, then an RPG set of rules might be better: 6-9 minis as a squad playing against the NPC 'other side'.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 4:48 p.m. PST

I love NUTS but it does not do wound locations. Really built for a player to run a platoon I think.

In some sense hit location is irrelevant. You're either whole, ambulatory, wounded or dead. So for each hit you could just roll a d6. 1-2 dead. 3-4 ambulatory wound. 5-6 serious wound (out of the fight, needs a medic). Then two wounds of any kind is either a serious wond or dead.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 4:49 p.m. PST

I have Face of Battle somewhere I will dig out.

We probably play with 4.

cmdr kevin23 Jan 2023 7:40 p.m. PST

Five Men At Kursk written for 15mm I suggest at least doubling the scale or even triple

Thresher0123 Jan 2023 10:21 p.m. PST

They make and sell a D12 die to determine wound locations, if you want/need that.

Bezmozgu724 Jan 2023 4:55 a.m. PST

If you want the ultimate in detail then you should take a look at Final Combat by Britton Publishers.


Our gaming group has played it in 15mm, 20mm, 28mm and 54mm scales.

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 6:31 p.m. PST

+1 Bezmozgu7

Final Combat is super detailed.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2023 6:12 p.m. PST

You could look at an oops board game by the late Craig Taylor called combat. The modern version was picked up by avalon Hill and called firepower also oop.. can run about 7 soldiers a side.


Striker25 Jan 2023 7:36 p.m. PST

Face of Battle or Final Combat.

Thresher0128 Jan 2023 12:48 p.m. PST


Tractics – the new, rereleased version, and/or the old one. Either one will work.

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