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  • #3744
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Got some very rough draft notes for a possible platoon level modern infantry game.

    If you’re the testing sort, shoot me a message here or at [email protected] and I’ll send it your way. I’d love some comments and more importantly, some dice rolling and a bit of testing.

     

    To test, you’ll need some individually based figures and that’s about it. It’s nominally “present day” but probably anything 20th century should work fine enough.

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    #3746
    Paul
    Participant

    Mail sent

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #3747
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    And replied. I knew this forum would be awesome.

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    #3868
    Jurgen Leistner
    Participant

    Ivan,

    You have mail; I have a very interesting group of playtesters for you.

    Jurgen

    #3870
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Much appreciated and very intriguing indeed 🙂

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    #4217
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    hey Dude.

    #4481
    Paul
    Participant

    Ivan, I have mailed you a playtest AAR. Will try squeeze in another game over the next few days.

    Cheers

    Paul

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #4644
    Martin Lefebvre
    Participant

    Email Sent.  I can’t wait to try it with my Soviet Afghan stuff that I’m painting.

     

    Do the rules cover air assaults?

    Cheers,

    Martin

    #5826
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Work is coming along pretty well. There will be insertion rules along the way, though I want to make sure the infantry portions are slick before delving into that.

    IED’s, some basic vehicle rules and so forth will be covered too.

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    #5850
    ExtraCrispy
    Participant

    Would love to see what you’re working on. I’m writing a set and adapting it for Vietnam and SciFi.

     

    Plus I’ve been selling you your QRF stuff. [email protected]

    #5851
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Would love to see what you’re working on. I’m writing a set and adapting it for Vietnam and SciFi. Plus I’ve been selling you your QRF stuff. [email protected]

    And I greatly appreciate it 🙂

     

    Email in bound. I do scifi gaming for “moderns” too. Most scifi games are “Vietnam in Space” in any event 🙂

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 11 months ago by Ivan Sorensen.

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    #5862
    ExtraCrispy
    Participant

    Nah. There’s also “Kelly’s Heroes In Space,” and “Tombstone In Space,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean….in Space!”

    #5865
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Nah. There’s also “Kelly’s Heroes In Space,” and “Tombstone In Space,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean….in Space!”

    Also Warhammer in Space.

     

    Too cheap a shot? 🙂

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    #5866
    ExtraCrispy
    Participant

    If it weren’t for cheap shots, I wouldn’t have not shots at all.

    Born under a bad sign…

    #5873
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I have a ton of painted FOW Tour of Duty US and NVA sitting around…

    #5888
    ExtraCrispy
    Participant

    Kyote: I have a Vietnam game I’ve been working on. I can send you a draft of the play test version if you;re interested.

    #5932
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I would love that Extra Crispy  but  right now I have personal stuff with my Granddaughter going on . So best give it a pass for now. sorry.

    #7203
    Michael Moore
    Participant

    So what does everyone think of these rules? I never got a copy but they sound interesting….Mikey

    #7218
    Paul
    Participant

    Very cool – fast, intuitive, easy to learn, and the action is driven by squad leaders.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #7305
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    One of the testers said:

     

    “Finally after one phase, the game is very interesting with a lot of challenge and choice for the player. Very clever ! “

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    #7314
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Two campaign styles are finished.

    The general campaign rules gives you the basics: Some chances to upgrade men and leaders, replacing casualties and whatnot.

    You get a general “military operations” system where you set up a number of objectives in the region you are fighting in.
    As you win battles, you can chip away at those objectives until they’re overcome.

    The second campaign is the “hearts and minds”, suitable for Iraq, some Vietnam games, Afghanistan (coalition and communist) and many more.

    Here, you are trying to increase the Stability of the region. With each battle, stability may go up and down, which will affect rolls on the hearts&minds table. The enemy may gain or lose strength and ultimately, the region will either become pacified or be ruled uncontrollable.

    So if you fancy seeing how well your platoon will do pacifying a particularly unruly province in Afghanistan, this is for you.

    I’ll share more about the next campaign styles tomorrow if all goes well.Two campaign styles are finished.

    The general campaign rules gives you the basics: Some chances to upgrade men and leaders, replacing casualties and whatnot.

    You get a general “military operations” system where you set up a number of objectives in the region you are fighting in.
    As you win battles, you can chip away at those objectives until they’re overcome.

    The second campaign is the “hearts and minds”, suitable for Iraq, some Vietnam games, Afghanistan (coalition and communist) and many more.

    Here, you are trying to increase the Stability of the region. With each battle, stability may go up and down, which will affect rolls on the hearts&minds table. The enemy may gain or lose strength and ultimately, the region will either become pacified or be ruled uncontrollable.

    So if you fancy seeing how well your platoon will do pacifying a particularly unruly province in Afghanistan, this is for you.

    I’ll share more about the next campaign styles tomorrow if all goes well.

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    #7400
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I like the sound of this:

    So if you fancy seeing how well your platoon will do pacifying a particularly unruly province in Afghanistan, this is for you

    #7423
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    The second campaign style is “Domino Theory”.

    This is a bit more involved but basically after each game, you roll for a neighbouring country to see how they are responding to things. It’s intended for any campaign where one ideology is being contained, whether communism, fundamentalist religion or any other idea.

     

    Success in battles will improve the chances of bolstering the defenses of various countries against the ideology.

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    #7450
    Lorne
    Participant

    Are the rules simple enough for me to run a game with my 9-year-old son? If they are, please count me in.

     

    Lorne

    #7491
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I sent the PDF to you. I think the basic principles won’t be too hard to explain. It’s all fairly straight forward stuff.

    With that said, you’ll be the last of the playtesters 🙂

     

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    #7659
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Coming up third: The Escalation campaign.

    When border incidents turn hot between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. This is probably the most grim of the campaigns provided for:

    After each encounter, you roll to determine if the overall war effort escalates or if calmer heads are winning out. Fight and hopefully survive on the European battlefields while hoping that you don’t see the telltale glare of rockets in the sky.

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    #7661
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Maybe the Nukes fizzled…..and there were a lot of Generals on down with out jobs….shrug could happen….I would need some 15mm  Cold War Russian and Nato Infantry…I already have the tanks.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by kyoteblue.
    #7663
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    It’ll have the chance to go in every which direction. Maybe the whole thing stays as a border skirmish in Germany and maybe it ends up with gas and radiation.

    I have soviets from QRF which are nice and am waiting for a batch from Khurasan to have some more variety in poses. I have some old ones from Battle Honours or some such, but they’re not very good sculpts.

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    #7664
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I would get the QRF figures as I have no paypal and Khurasan will not take a check.

    #7668
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    The QRF ones are quite good. The basic infantry pack also includes an RPG and a pair of machine gunners along with 5 riflemen. Only thing lacking is some sort of leader looking guy.

    I like to have a figure that’s waving, pointing or otherwise standing out a bit. Makes it easier to pick out who’s in charge.

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    #7672
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I would rather deal with Scale Creep Miniatures then most other companies as I like the QRF lines and they will take a personal check. I just sent off for some of the TSS  15mm WW1 Belgian and French samples

    #7799
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Still thinking about WW3 the flop….set in 1973. Some rockets don’t fly right…

    #7800
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Everything goes wrong. Nuclear missiles dont hit their targets, chain of command is FUBAR and due to the EMP bursts, nobody can get proper orders. So the war comes down to a few battalion commanders slugging it out somewhere in Germany until the higher ups can sort things out 🙂

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    #7802
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Yeah and Nixon is still President….I’m 19 and weirdness via Hunter S Thompson and Rolling Stone…

    #7808
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    73? I’m far from being born yet, future mom is probably on social assistance and my future dad is either a hippie, in jail or both, depending on the week.

    On the upside, the music is getting good.

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    #7811
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    It’s always been a weird what if the 73 Yom Kippur war goes Nuke…well fizzled …well the weird turn pro…acid ragnarock…

    #7917
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    This is the table of contents:

     
    Introduction
    Turn Sequence
    Movement
    Engaging Hostiles
    Morale and Casualties
    The Last Few Yards
    Optional uses for Activation Points
    Buildings
    Vehicles
    Special Troop Types
    Special Rules
    Air Assault
    Solo Gaming
    Scenario Generator
    Campaign rules
    Personalities
    Crash Course in Organization
    Vehicle Classifications
    Conflicts and Scenarios
    Building Tiny Armies
    Designer Notes
    Quick reference

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    #7920
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Sounds good, still waiting for the Rules to get to me.

    #7921
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    USPS isn’t the fastest in the world. If UPS sorts their stuff out in the end you might end up getting two packages 🙂

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    #7922
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    It’s cool and I do live at the end of civilization aka Oklahoma.

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