|Out of Print
|World War II and Modern
|Mike Reese (email@example.com), Leon Tucker, Gary Gygax
|Published in the 1970's by Tactical Studies Rules
|Gary Grimes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|I first played Tractics many years ago, when I still had a full head of hair. The principal drawback to Tractics is the very thing I enjoy the most, which is the detail. This is overcome by experience, since the more you play them the better you learn them. I have modified the rules a bit by adding bits of a set of rules called Soldat (which are also very good) to give Tractics a better squad & platoon level feel. By updating the vehicle and weapon charts, I have been able to use the rules for everything from Spanish Civil War to Bosnia. I would like to see the rules updated and reprinted - however, from a marketing standpoint, the current trend of sacrificing detail for "playability" would prevent them from selling well. These are truly rules for the fanatic.
|Byron Rocher (email@example.com)
You should check out Battalions in Crisis published by Phoenix Military Simulations. I do not know if they are the exact same rules or an evolution of those rules, but from what I know they are the closest available. The game store in town recommended it, because he said he played it and Tractics and he swears it's the same old game.
|Kimball W. Kelsey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I, for one, would like to see the old Tractics rules brought back as a computer assisted rules set (IBM compatible), that could monitor a whole battle or be used as a solo opponent.
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|5 April 1999
|comments by Gary Grimes
|30 January 1999
|page first published
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