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Field Marshal02 Jul 2024 7:54 p.m. PST

Hi there.
I'm sure this has been covered many times but I'm looking for current thoughts. Old sets are welcome, I just want to find good rules for the period of any sized game. Likely I will be using 28mm figures and probably want to command maybe battalions on the table.


TimePortal02 Jul 2024 8:04 p.m. PST

Troop scale? 1/1 skirmish, 1/5 or 10 small tactical or 1/30 platoon?

TimePortal02 Jul 2024 8:06 p.m. PST

First old set would be the one Pat Condrey of Courier staff used. He ran a lot of good games.
Even bolt action using early wat rules and weapon ratings would work.

Field Marshal02 Jul 2024 8:56 p.m. PST

On the smaller size. 1/1 or 1/5

gbowen03 Jul 2024 12:58 a.m. PST

For who'm the dice roll uses big scale units. It is designed for 15mm but you could use 1 figure per base rather than a stand. Note that at Battalion scale you will need more support models like HMGs and big guns than at skirmish level. This is 6mm and was a bit fiddle

TheSpringOffensive Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2024 5:58 p.m. PST

I had the same thought as Time Portal – Pat Condray's set "Viva el Cristo Rey" is a good set IMO, but I suspect it may be a challenge to find now. It is also for an operational level a bit above what the OP desires, so there is that also.

khanscom03 Jul 2024 8:18 p.m. PST

Wargames Illustrated #13 Sept. 1988 contained a set of SCW rules by Bob Cordery. 1 base= 1 platoon.

Martin Rapier04 Jul 2024 4:37 a.m. PST

It is very easy to convert AK47 to the SCW. The factions are almost tailor made and the unit stats need very little tweaking.

The Portable SCW rules included in Bob Corderys "Arriba Espana" give a decent game, and I also used the Machine Age rules in Neil Thomas's One Hour Wargames.

All of them use battalion size units and brigade(ish) size battles.

Irish Marine04 Jul 2024 7:12 a.m. PST

Old Battleground WW2, the new Battleground HD, or I've used Trench Wars from Old Glory.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2024 8:05 a.m. PST

There are a number of options out there. A lot of WW2 rule sets can be used, you just need to work out army lists. There is, for example, a variant for Flames of War that provides army lists.

Crossfire is a great game and has a variant for the SCW.

Here are a number of SCW specific rules/variants:

  • A World Aflame (Interwar)
  • Arriba Espana
  • Barraka!
  • Bayonets & Ideology
  • Bayonets & Ideology, 2nd Ed.
  • For Whom the Dice Rolls
  • Fuego Cruzado: Crossfire Variant
  • If You Tolerate This
  • Mexicanski 36 (AK-47 Module)
  • Que?
  • Send Not To Know
  • Spain in Flames (Spanish Lang.)
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Viva El Cristo Rey

MacColla17 Jul 2024 12:55 p.m. PST

I like "A World Aflame", for me it has a real period feel. For Whom The Dice Rolls has been highly recommended to me, I've not got round to looking at it yet.

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