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  • #106252
    irishserb
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    Which rules do you use for Cold War Games?

    #106256
    Shahbahraz
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    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,

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    #106258
    GeoffQRF
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    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.

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    #106263
    Mr. Average
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    My go-tos are FFOT3 and Cold War Commander, both at 3mm scale.

    #106265
    Russell Phillips
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    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.pdf

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    #106270
    Ivan Sorensen
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    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.

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    #106271
    Russell Phillips
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    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.

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    #106272
    kyoteblue
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    Team Yankee…yeah I know.

    #106277
    Shaun Travers
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    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.

    #106278
    Darryl Smith
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    Force on Force, FNG (Vietnam was during the Cold War, yes?), and Combined Arms.

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    #106294
    MartinR
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    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.

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    #106295
    Russell Phillips
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    Memoir 82 sounds interesting. Where would I find it?

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    #106326
    ian pillay
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    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.

    Tally-Ho!

    #106331
    Jonathan Ellison
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    Fistful of Tow 3 for multiple brigade/regiment level games, in 6mm.

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    #106334
    MartinR
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    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).

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    #106338
    DM
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    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 🙂

    #106339
    Dave Whitehouse
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    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!

    Dave

    #106374
    Russell Phillips
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    We used to use WRG 1950-1985 at my old club. I bought a copy of the newer set (1950-2000 I think), but couldn’t get through them.

    I should dig out my old copy of WRG. Those games were always fun.

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    #106375
    Russell Phillips
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    There are a couple of articles on Boardgame Geek.

    I’ll have to look them up. Thanks 🙂

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    #106377
    Not Connard Sage
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    I agree with the two Daves. 🙂

     

     

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    #106402
    Ivan Sorensen
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    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.

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    #106454
    jeffers
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    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!

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    #107876
    Brian Handley
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    We use ours

    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/2500/Manoeuvre-Group

     

    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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