World War 2
They can be played in real time or faster, and you can easily use a division or corps. The rules ignore the minutiae characteristics of equipment ignored by real life troops. These rules focus on real life people and the equipment they used and how they used it not the other way around. Any advantage in performance of one piece of equipment over another is compensated partly by the factors of grading, or a difference in scale representation, or that the ‘enemy’ will produce equipment to redress the balance. In 5 years of WW2 the leap in equipment performance was quite incredible.
– World War 2 introduction
- Chris Bryant
- Alienstar Games
- Year Published
- In Print
- Available online (25-page PDF)
These rules can be used with any of the popular figure scales. These are 2mm, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, HO/OO, 20mm, 25mm and 1/35th scales. The 6mm scale is the standard for modern wargamers, are well detailed, relatively inexpensive and can provide large games starting at the battalion level and are quite playable at corps level. The larger scales provide more detail, access to excellently detailed plastic, metal and resin kits and is ideal for the small skirmish game involving a company or battalion (or two).
Ground scale varies based on model scale used. One turn represents 20 minutes of real time.
– World War 2 page 3
An army consists of any number of battle groups each of 12 troop stands, one of which includes its only HQ.
A stand consists of a square base to which is fixed a number of foot figures or one or two vehicles or aircraft. A stand represents a platoon sized unit of foot (without their vehicles), AFVs, APCs, a Recce unit, a battery of SPGs, field guns, howitzers, mortars or rockets, a flight of aircraft. Stand size is relatively unimportant but should be large enough to accommodate at least 4 foot figures, one vehicle or aircraft. However, the recommended stand size is 250m square at the ground
– World War 2 page 3
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Gaming rules with model soldiers and vehicles for the period: 1925 to 1955, Battalion to Corps Level, 2mm to 1/35th scales
Current version is 1.0 (dated 2004).