23/12/2018 at 13:12 #106252irishserbParticipant
Which rules do you use for Cold War Games?23/12/2018 at 13:33 #106256ShahbahrazParticipant
Cold War Commander… usually in 6mm, in Africa, AK47. I have a copy of Team Yankee, and also Force on Force, but haven’t played the latter two. A quick read through of TY suggested it might be a bit comic book for my tastes, and FoF seems to be primarily designed for post 1980s Asymmetric combat rather than Cold War (I do have their Cold War supplement, which looks not too bad admittedly).
In addition, for the scale of FoF, I would prefer to use an updated version of Chain of Command, rather than get funky with different dice in FoF,
--An occasional wargames blog: http://aleadodyssey.blogspot.co.uk/ --23/12/2018 at 13:38 #106258GeoffQRFParticipant
CWC and Force on Force. Also got Sabre Squadron
I do CWC in 6mm and 15mm depending on the engagement size, and FoF in 15mm.
QRF Models Limited
www.quickreactionforce.co.uk23/12/2018 at 13:59 #106263Mr. AverageParticipant
My go-tos are FFOT3 and Cold War Commander, both at 3mm scale.23/12/2018 at 15:31 #106265
I’m a fan of simplicity, so I use the Pz8 rules. They’re split into 1950-1975 and 1975-2010, but the differences are minor.
Both Cold War sets are included in this PDF:
https://web.archive.org/web/20161017002140/http://panzer8.weebly.com/uploads/4/6/7/2/4672947/pz8_rules_collection_v3.pdf23/12/2018 at 18:13 #106270Ivan SorensenParticipant
I play at small levels, so my own No End in Sight or Crossfire, depending on whether we want individual soldiers or squads.
If I finally do move into bigger tank battles with lots of figures, right now my choice would be FFT3 but that’s subject to change.23/12/2018 at 18:18 #106271
If I finally do move into bigger tank battles with lots of figures, right now my choice would be FFT3 but that’s subject to change.
These things are always subject to change. I used to like complex rules, largely because I equated complexity to realism. Nowadays I’m much more partial to simpler rules.23/12/2018 at 18:22 #106272kyoteblueParticipant
Team Yankee…yeah I know.23/12/2018 at 21:37 #106277Shaun TraversParticipant
The few games of Cold War I have played I used Tank Wreck! and I enjoyed that. If I played some more, I am tempted to use WRG 1950-1985. I did use the latter for some Cold War games back in 1981-82.23/12/2018 at 22:32 #106278Darryl SmithParticipant
Force on Force, FNG (Vietnam was during the Cold War, yes?), and Combined Arms.
Buckeye Six Actual
http://germancolonialgaming.blogspot.com/24/12/2018 at 08:41 #106294MartinRParticipant
In recent years I’ve settled on NATO Brigade Commander with a number of things borrowed from MSH and some mods of my own. For commercial sets, either 5Core Brigade Commander or Modern Spearhead.
I’m currently playing around with the Memoir 82 variant for Memoir 44.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke24/12/2018 at 09:06 #10629524/12/2018 at 21:15 #106326ian pillayParticipant
Wessex Games – Cold War 1983 is a cracking little skirmish game. I just downloaded it, along side Scud Busters II. Both have a similar game ‘engine’ using a system called ‘bottle’. Looking forward to trying them out in the new year.
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/25/12/2018 at 00:17 #106331Jonathan EllisonParticipant
Fistful of Tow 3 for multiple brigade/regiment level games, in 6mm.
JonathanE25/12/2018 at 09:02 #106334MartinRParticipant
Memoir 82 sounds interesting. Where would I find it?
There are a couple of articles on Boardgame Geek. You sort of have to extrapolate from the text. I haven’t built the custom card deck yet, as I’m only just happy with my Memoir 44 custom deck (built around the Breakthrough deck).
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke25/12/2018 at 12:48 #106338DMParticipant
WRG 1950-1985. They may be a bit dated but we played then all the time in the school wargames club back in the 80s and they are just as much fun now 🙂25/12/2018 at 13:03 #106339Dave WhitehouseParticipant
I go along with David. I have tried LOTS of modern rules. I worked on Challenger years ago, also on TankWreck. Played a lot of Modern Spearhead, at a higher level but always went back to WRG to play 1:1 scale games. If you stick to early to mid 80’s they are fine.
Whatever you use enjoy!
Dave26/12/2018 at 09:43 #10637426/12/2018 at 09:44 #10637526/12/2018 at 10:23 #106377Not Connard SageParticipant
I agree with the two Daves. 🙂
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.26/12/2018 at 19:39 #106402Ivan SorensenParticipant
WRG is pretty fun.
When we played, the kid didn’t like that within a certain range, a hit is always a kill (depending on gun vs armor) so we introduced a “luck” roll, making a “sure kill” at a given range into a 2+ to kill instead.28/12/2018 at 00:02 #106454jeffersParticipant
I use a modified version of FUBAR for my 20mm stuff. Now I don’t bother going to clubs and I have no room to play at home, so suspect it may all go on eBay next year!
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/19/01/2019 at 10:43 #107876Brian HandleyParticipant
We use ours
Of course :-).
You can make your own specs or buy army lists.
WARNING this is for players. You need to turn the turrets of the tanks (just like the real thing)! I add this warning as some folk are alergic to that level of realism, despite it make the rules better and less complex.
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