14/11/2022 at 16:34 #180149
The sets and supplements from Nordic Weasel have gotten very extensive, to the point where I’m not even quite sure what they all do! I’ve heard good things about them and I know they fall generally into the Somethinghammer and Five Units of Distance from a Place series. Beyond that I’m not sure where to start.
The game I want to play is with the Quar from Zombiesmith. I want to be able to model the differences in weapons and tactics for each faction, and to get a fair number of tanks on the field. I want to design my own forces, not select from a preset list of generic things, although I’m generally okay with “all guns shoot it’s just a number” for speeding up mass battles.
I also want to base my troops in five-man squads on scenic bases so I don’t have to move huge passels around one at a time.
Is there a Nordic Weasel game for that? I have to assume there is but can you help with this?15/11/2022 at 00:00 #180156Tony SParticipant
Perhaps the WW1 or RCW sets? They’re fairly lightweight, so should be more easily translated to all things Quar-ish. More specifically, Trench Hammer and October Hammer. Both good games.
I’m sure you are already aware of This Quar’s War, Of Spats and Pedrails and Songs of our Ancestors?
Can’t say that I’ve ever played them, so can’t really vouch for them. I did own them at one time, and read them, but sadly they were lost in the Great Flood of 2020 here at my house. I seem to recall a favourable impression, with some chrome to try and capture that Quar world.
Out of curiosity, are you using 6mm, 15mm or waiting for the new plastic 28mm from Wargames Atlantic?15/11/2022 at 02:38 #180157Bowman StringerParticipant
Interesting, as Zombiesmith is still producing their wonderful figures. I don’t need any new projects but the Quar have always fascinated me. Thanks for the heads up, Tony.15/11/2022 at 14:53 #180179Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I do so like the Quar. I had some at one point but they were stolen at a convention and I never got around to replacing them. I’ve been trying to stay away from 28mm but there has been some creep so these new plastic guys might find their way into my pile.
As for suggestions for NW rules, sorry dude, I’m as lost as you with his plethora of goodness! My predilection would be to have one set for doing 6mm battles and another for doing individually based skirmish as long as they use the same mechanics.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."15/11/2022 at 16:48 #180183
I was actually convinced to go with Wiley Games’ “Bigger Battles” from their Fistful of Lead series for the time being, but I remain open to a Five Units of Distance from a Place or Quarhammer title, if it works better.16/11/2022 at 02:18 #180193madmanParticipant
Late to the party but looking at these figures for a while. I am thinking a WWI “sort” of rules, Red Actions by the perfect captain. Also from Pygmy Wars in a slightly more developed version,16/11/2022 at 06:10 #180196Frank RyanParticipant
1. Quar Rules – now mostly available for free
- https://Rhyfler.com/rulebooks/ has additional cards, rosters and books.
2. Quar 28mm Plastics coming out next year from Wargames Atlantic (OK, I’m hooked now!)
- https://zombiesmith.com/quar/28mm-quar/ Additional 28mm figures available from Zombiesmith
- https://zombiesmith.myshopify.com/pages/quar-standards Standards for some Units. Not sure what else is available but try browsing the Zombiesmith sites for other bits.
3. A bit of fossicking reveals some Armour (at least two “tanky” quar designs) will likely be produced following the initial 28mm plastic release.
- https://wargamesatlantic.com/community/xenforum/topic/81699/prototype-tractors-of-joshua-qualtieri Joshua Qualieri says in the comments that these are 28mm (as well as available in 15mm).
Have a great day, Frank
Have a great day, Foxtrot16/11/2022 at 22:55 #180224
Thanks Frank! I’m aware of the in house rules for Quar but have found them unwieldy. My goal was to use the Quar as the basis for a different game system, possibly one of the Nordic Weasel games since they get a lot of good press. My issue was that they all have similar names and it’s very hard to tell what they do or what would be the appropriate one to use for the kind of game I like to play. But I think the point is settled for the time being anyway.17/11/2022 at 07:55 #180227Frank RyanParticipant
Mr Average, Sorry, I realise I wasn’t answering your question, more giving everyone else a heads up on what is and what will be available. Me, I’m just waiting for the plastic goodness to be released …. and stockpiling all the fluff (background and kits – the storylines and scenarios hooked me so far) for when I do. I am thinking of supplementing Quar Tractors with the more esoteric Paper (or maybe 3d printed) WW1 tanks and armoured cars. I would love to field a couple of Tsar tanks (I have a paper model) and various Aerosans (OK, WW2 but quirky and have a tank, MG and Transport variants just for variety and maybe remove the sleds and replace with tracks) and a selection of Porco Rosso/Nausicaa and similar ‘flyers’. Oh and I have a plastic Pig Crewed Bad Guy Anime super tank and a couple of large plastic and metal flying things that might also get a run.
Have a great day, Foxtrot17/11/2022 at 15:19 #180243
The plastics look very promising, I hope they measure up to my metal 28s, which are my beautiful favorites. I’m going to be using the 15s in my mass combat set for which I was searching out a rules set for fast play. And the 6s are very workmanlike but some are definitely better than others – for them I would use Future War Commander and do a Quar Cambrai.17/11/2022 at 16:01 #180245RetroboomParticipant
The Hammer games are too cheap and too simple to pass up. Check them out:
Winter Hammer. Easy Winter War gaming.
Trench Hammer. WW1 fighting on the cheap
Trench Hammer Expansion
October Hammer. RCW gaming on the cheap!
Richmond, VA. Let's play!11/12/2022 at 05:23 #181036telzy amberParticipant
I agree one of the Hammer rule sets should work well especially WW1. I thought there was a Spanish Civil War set but I guess not11/12/2022 at 16:27 #181042LogainParticipant
I’m going to toss in my absolute favorite of his rules (one of the early ones) – Company Commander. It is a very elegant game that ticks all of your boxes. I’ve tried some of his newer games and keep coming back to this one.11/12/2022 at 22:12 #181047madmanParticipant
I’m going to toss in my absolute favorite of his rules (one of the early ones) – Company Commander. It is a very elegant game that ticks all of your boxes. I’ve tried some of his newer games and keep coming back to this one.
Ask him directly for the 1st edition as the “people’s edition” or whatever it is called on wargamesvault is missing important info which vanished from the 1st to 2nd(?) editions.12/12/2022 at 11:37 #181065Paint it PinkParticipant
If it were me… I’d use Chain-of-Command or Through the Mud and the Blood, both by TooFatLardies.
There are several articles in their magazine issue about converting Chain-of-Command to WW1 Mud & Blood.
Or, if you’re very brave, one could ask me to send you a copy of my SF conversion for Chain-of-Command.
One is good, more is better
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