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PM gary1946
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WW2
gary1946
6th Mar 2016 03:10:45

Now that we have a start on the new WW2 figures...

What rule  sets are being considered for use?

Personally I am thinking of Flames of war to keep the 1:1 company level of play. I am not sure about base sizes.

Would they be to small and fiddly? Using the WW1 Armoured cars as examples I think the new tanks (when ever they appear) will look fantastic. I am not sure I would care for a stand representing a platoon.

I have my GIs primed and ready to paint.

We have all been waiting for ww2 but I haven't heard any chatter about what rules are being considered.

Gary


PM Baron Clenawly
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Baron Clenawly
6th Mar 2016 04:25:33

I use Battlegroup PanzerGrenadier for my 15mm Tunisia WW2 Games with one base = 1 section, but would look at something different as regards 6mm. 

Any plans for a Polemos set; or rules akin to the Great War Spearhead 2?

Very early days yet I'm sure!

 


PM njt236
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njt236
6th Mar 2016 07:07:49

I have Flames of War and Kampfgruppe Commander. I'll probably use the latter. As for base sizes. Whatever ruleset, whatever period, I base on a 60mm frontage. Each base would represent an infantry squad. So a US infantry company would have 9  squads each base having an NCO,  9 riflemen, 1 designated marksman with Springfield 1903 rifle and a BAR. An armoured squad having an NCO and 7 riflemen. I'll probably add a bazooka team to each armoured infantry squad base as an armoured platoon had 5 bazooka teams. German bases (sqauds) will have 1 NCO, 7 riflemen and a 2 man lmg section. Smaller frontages for mortars and bazooka teams etc. 20mm frontage probably, maybe 25mm. I'll decide when the support packs are released and I see what footprint they take up.  As I said 1 base = 1 squad for regimental size engagements involving  3 battalions  per side but for larger engagements each base could be used to represent a platoon or even a company. However, the larger the formation the base represents it would need to have a different composition of figures on the base to best represent this larger formation. So for me a base will represent nothing larger than a platoon. 

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GS Patton. Gen 3rd Army (aka Nigel)

    


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM bhall389
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bhall389
7th Mar 2016 09:15:40

IABSM and now Iron Cross. I also dabbled with Blitzkrieg Commander.


PM ithoriel
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ithoriel
7th Mar 2016 11:14:17

I'm planning to use Blitzkreig Commander 2 or 3 (depending how the Pendraken revamp turns out) and since I have Eastern Front in 10mm I'm thinking France '44 for 6mm.


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PM adam west
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adam west
23rd Mar 2016 02:38:39

I'm torn between Flames Of War or Blitzkreig Commander. I want big battles but with all the varied equipment of WW2 im thinking perhaps its best to stick to 1-1 scale.


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
23rd Mar 2016 02:48:20

I'll be using WRG 1925 - 1950 and Spearhead.  I have had a few vague thoughts about using Megablitz, Chain of Command and Command Decision too.


PM njt236
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njt236
23rd Mar 2016 04:15:10

I've just gone through my drawer full of rulebooks that haven't been used for a few years and came across Commbined Arms and Firefly. Firefly I used over 20 years ago when I refought Operation Market Garden. I'll have to read it through again but it was a good ruleset.


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

PM Uhbas
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Uhbas
5th May 2016 02:18:39

I would advice people that want to play company level games to take a look at schwere kompanie

 

http://ritterkrieg.blogspot.nl/2015/07/schwere-kompanie-rulebook.html


PM jbickley00
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jbickley00
5th May 2016 04:33:14

I like wistful of tows for this period.


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