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  • #3208
    Henry Hyde
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    I have a soft spot for Western Desert and have built up a small collection of British/Commonwealth and Italian/Afrika Korps using GHQ 1/285 (largely because I adore the exquisite little things). I also like micro-scale stuff because it gives a much more realistic impression of the distances involved with modern weapons, and the minimal storage space requirement!

    So far, I have got myself stomped several times as the British commander using Blitzkrieg Commander! I was wondering whether any others of you here could recommend alternative rules that work well with micro-armour, or have any other recommendations for manufacturers/terrain etc for this scale?

    • This topic was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by Henry Hyde.

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    #3221
    Andy hutchinson
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    WW2 micro is one of those would “like to start periods” but modern is in the queue before that. So can’t recommend rules. But if you haven’t already found it…

     

    http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk

     

    6mm terrain including selection for the middle east. And Mick is one of those over achievers when it comes to getting the stuff out to you.

     

    The St Mere Eglise church is one of my fave terrain items from any scale.

     

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/andyh1909/media/Buildings/20131007_175730_zps2a8595df.jpg.html

     

    And I am grabbing a byzantine church at some point after a google search turned up one in West Yorkshire 🙂

     

    Hope this one offering has been of some help.

    Andy

    #3228
    Henry Hyde
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    Yes, thank you – especially since I posted it on the wrong board! 😀

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    #3230
    Andy hutchinson
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    I did wonder about that :-)but the place is new and we’re all getting used to it.

    #3294
    Striker
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    I like Mein Panzer for games with a company up to battalion per side (modern and WWII).  I like the nuts & bolts but understand it can drag down once more than 2 platoons are on the table and I feel MP gives enough speed without making everything generic (light tank,med tank, large tank; same for all nations just different name).

    #3358
    Graham Knight
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    Hi Henry, well you do play early Desert so getting stomped on as the Brit is historically up to the mark, tactically. I would get worried if it were consistently against an Italian Army.

    I like the early war British tanks even if they are a little clunky and have all the armour of a baked bean tin. They have an elegance all their own, even in 1/285th.

    BKC are good for Desert games, they can easily be made armour and artillery centric, and allow battalion and brigade attacks to play nicely, even on a relatively small table. My other recommendation would be Dave Brown’s PanzerGrenadier Deluxe.  At 6 or 7 tanks to the squadron a large engagement can be fielded, and with some easily assimilated mechanisms play can be quite fast and brutal.  I use the 1st and 2nd editions at 15 and 28mm. Bt 1/285th should be no problem, in fact I may go and try  the new edition out for myself this evening.

    Best

    Graham

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    #3406
    Gaz045
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    Panzer 8 two page rules are a bit of a laugh……simple yet elegant -they always give a good game.

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    #3423
    Pete Jones
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    I use pz8 rules too and for the larger games have used KISS. Both simple sets.

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    #3750
    Not Connard Sage
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    I still have a soft spot for the old WRG 1925-1950 rules. The first edition, not the version that emerged in the late 1980s.

     

    I assume they are now PD as Sue Barker has posted the PDF here http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/WWII.pdf

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    #3759
    Henry Hyde
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    I still have a soft spot for the old WRG 1925-1950 rules. The first edition, not the version that emerged in the late 1980s. I assume they are now PD as Sue Barker has posted the PDF here http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/WWII.pdf

    Ooh, thanks for the link. 🙂 Gosh, 2nd Edition prototype! WRG have posted quite a few of their old rulesets online, leading to a tidal wave of nostalgia…

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    #3932
    Mick Sayce
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    I still have a soft spot for the old WRG 1925-1950 rules. The first edition, not the version that emerged in the late 1980s. I assume they are now PD as Sue Barker has posted the PDF here http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/WWII.pdf

     

    That particular set gave us hours of fun back in the day. Still got them and if I ever got my 1944 post D-Day German invasion solo campaign going, they will be my rules of choice. In fact, if I get any WWII game going I will use them.

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    #3952
    Barks
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    I always wanted to do Western Desert in 1:300. I’d look at Spearhead, it has a desert war supplement as well.

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