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    Satyan Patel
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    So I used to watch and slightly played Force on Force at my local FLGS. The other gentleman whom I played with owned the rulebook and the miniatures. I loved it. It was unfair, unbalanced, but it made me think strategically and that is what I loved. However for reasons unknown I collected the scenario books over time, but never purchased the rulebook. The other gentleman it seems has moved away as for I have not seen him in years. I continued to collect modern miniatures, and terrain as I could afford them over time as well. Well… Now I want to play, but the rulebook is not available locally. There are places online, but the prices are very very high, 299.00 US American dollars and up. All day I sit and work behind a PC so I prefer in my time off, not to be behind any type of screen hence the reason for not purchasing the PDF. I do own other PDFs and print them and use sheet protectors and a binder, but it just doesn’t feel authentic. I love professionally printed books I guess.

    At a local old bookstore (love this place) we do have a copy of “Tomorrow’s War”, “Ambush Alley! A Game of Modern Urban Combat”, and “Force on Force” 2009 print edition with WWII rules. The books are used, but kept in sealed bags so I am not able to skim through them. How compatible are these books? Could I just use one of those books and just use a scenerio from the scenerio books and call it a day? I’m not looking for balance, I’m purely looking to recreate many modern conflicts from those scenerio books.

    I emailed ambush alley a few weeks ago, and no luck. I don’t know what happened with Osprey Games and Ambush Alley! the company, but it is unfortunate to see  a great rulebook no longer in print. Thanks in advance to whomever can answer these questions,

     

    Satyan Patel

    #124735
    Darryl Smith
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    Tomorrow’s War is Force on Force for sci fi. I would grab that and Ambush Alley. AA is the original offering, and plays a bit more simply than the later FoF Modern. I’ve not seen the FoF WWII version.

    Every now and then I see copies of FOF (modern) for sale on eBay or other sites.

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    #124743
    Logain
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    I’ve never played FOF, but Tomorrow’s War is very flexible and could easily be used for moderns.  Most of our TW games felt more like a modern battlefield anyways, there are rules for a lot of sci-fi stuff, but we never really used it. A lot of the mechanics are pretty abstract.

    #124794
    Satyan Patel
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    Fellas,

    Thank you so much for your prompt replies. I went ahead and got all three books. The purchasing price of the total 3 books was much lower than a used copy off Amazon or Ebay. I figure I can relearn the mechanics with the simple version, be able to play WW2 FoF style as well, and play current and future as well. The Scenerio books obviously match the Force on Force version from Osprey Publishing, and it seems a little tweaking is all that is required. So glad I have the all the scenario books, one can only drum up so many scenerios even when one creates countless table to roll on.

    Satyan Patel

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    Stephen Madjanovich
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    #124808
    Paul Cordell
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    Hi Stephen,

    you might want to delete your link as it looks to be copyright infringing and/or blatant piracy!

    regards,

    Paul

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    #147965
    Grant Millar
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    That link looks like Piracy to me too. But if the rules are made difficult to purchase by AAG, then punters will look to these sites to get a look at a copy.

    The music industry found this out & after a bit of toing & froing they have settled on music streaming which has virtually eliminated illegal downloads. Accessibility is the key.

    #150443
    Satyan Patel
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    Fellas,

     

    I went ahead and purchased the PDF as well. At 25 dollars and with a super easy payment option there was no need for piracy. The print version has skyrocketed in price, and now with a digital copy I have access at all times if needed using cloud services. Thanks everyone for the guidance,

    Satyan Patel

    #150476
    maggico
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    Good to listen. Sometimes we forget that a pdf in not too much expansive and these money are a go ahead for a game producer.

    #150536
    Stephen Madjanovich
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    Well if you looked at my previous threads I had not seen any indication of this company’s existence. In the end I did manage to get a response, after my above post which can’t be edited, and bought pdfs from them direct.

    So being, possibly, the most suspicious purchaser I have changed my tune wrt to this topic.

    I would be very interested in his “new” version of AA, which he had been talking about for five years now. Looking at both AA! and FoF in many ways I liked AA! more so using it as the base for an update of the game appeals to me. However, in a post on a “related?” site a year ago he mentions going in a new direction with role playing games as opposed to an update of AA. If Shawn is still going to put out an update of AA! or FoF or TW in addition to his work on RPGs it would be good to know. I don’t know when he last visited here but it has been four years since we saw a post.

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