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cloudcaptain22 May 2023 11:56 a.m. PST

What rules are you using for SST style games these days and why do you like them?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2023 1:17 p.m. PST

The SPI had an excellent set ( hex based) called star soldier 1973?


Translates to figures really well.


Gear Pilot22 May 2023 2:15 p.m. PST

I've played and enjoyed the Mongoose version.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 May 2023 2:32 p.m. PST

Classic REH version would be using the AH board game in miniature.

Space Marine from FGU or Starguard would be another option (both OLD School).

Striker and StrikerII could work though no real rules for hordes.

Wackmole922 May 2023 8:19 p.m. PST

2nd Mongoose rules as a fun game.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 8:29 p.m. PST

Classic Traveller Double Adventure 5: Chamax Plague / Horde has rules for hordes that would get you started. It was intended to play well with Striker, but somehow I have never actually played that out. Hmmm…

Striker and Striker II of course have Traveller battle dress, which is powered armor, not too far from the Mobile Infantry's armor in Starship Troopers.

Covert Walrus22 May 2023 9:04 p.m. PST

DS 2.

Now, hear me out . . . The range of weapons carried by MI in the book are very large, and having jump-capable Powered Armour in those rules in not a huge stretch.

And there are some suitable minis, such as the older Pendraken Games 10mm PA suits and Scotia Grendel's PA as well, that would work.

Martian Root Canal22 May 2023 9:05 p.m. PST

I use a stripped down version of Mongoose's Starship Trooper rules. I also run it as a moderated cooperative game. The players all play Mobile Infantry squads and the ref(s) play the Bugs. Allows for the Bugs to act like Bugs and makes for some entertaining games.

Norrins23 May 2023 3:06 a.m. PST

Fistful of Lead: Bigger Battles.

Might give Xenos Rampant a go too.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2023 9:52 a.m. PST

I have played Xenos Rampant modeling a heavy armored trooper. They hold up pretty well.

zircher24 May 2023 7:47 p.m. PST

I need to read the rules for 5150 Star Army – Citizen Soldier. It has BTA which is inspired by SST's power armor. It is also designed for solo or co-op play which is important to me.

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