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Old July 31st, 2016, 10:41 PM
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Hiya folks,

I know that many of you are "real" wargamers and push toy soldiers around on a tabletop, my question is to those of you:

Which rules do you use / recommend for "modern" period battalion size games?

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Default Re: Off Topic - Recommendations of tabletop ruleset?

Back in the 70s-80s the standard ruleset was the Wargames Research Group 1850-75(?) for modern, and their 1925-50 set for WW2.

Now available from WRG as a PDF:
http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/Modern.pdf
http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/WWII.pdf

Unlike most WRG rule sets, these were fairly concise, understandable and quick and easy to play. Simplistic even - just basic classes, not cm of armour. The emphasis was on tactics, and a playable battalion level game in an evening, and they actually worked very well at that.

The replacement rule sets by them in the later 80s were "WRG standard" (verbose, long confusing run-on paragraphs) and some strange ideas in them. They didn't catch on.

The rule sets that replaced WRG in the UK nationals, and the World Team Championships (late 80s?) were Tabletop Game's "Challenger" for modern, and "Firefly" for WW2. What replaced them I have no idea.
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Thanks for the links!

I played the WRG rules back in the day and wondered what people used nowadays, never thought they would still be available!

Anyone have any further recommendations?
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Wondering if anyone has experience of Fistful of TOWs (expensive to buy before trying) or Cold War Commander?
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Not something I have done for about 30 years but this looks interesting enough: Crossfire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO81x71xaqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ilgb2aky2U
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This is the whole 11 videos on this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO81...K0GLcuaEd2uyah
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