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What Rule Sets are you using?
« on: July 04, 2007, 07:28:35 AM »
Hello All,

I am curious about what rules you are using.

Are you mostly using existing/published rules?
If so what sets are you using?

Do you make up your own rules?

For those using these figures in a class/school setting, do you find you need to keep the rules simple or do the kids like more complexity?

Sound off......

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 07:36:33 AM »
i use my selfmade rule kit. i´ve only got 2 army lists but i think i´ll expand it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 07:48:10 AM »
I use home made rules and two other rulesets that I am yet to try out. Minicombat and Flat Out War, I will try to find the sources for you guys.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 08:22:01 AM »
WareFare - A game of World War 4

WareFare takes place after a poorly managed and fought WW3.  The new WW4 takes place with almost the same borders as before, but with larger and more brutal machines involved.

Units
Units in the game have five statistics :
WeaponTypeLevel
ArmorLevel
Move
Range
Type

Weapon type is determined before hand.  In this setting the types possible are
L = Laser Cannon
G = Tradtional Large Cannon
F = Fire
CU = Charge Up Laser
A = Artillery
SA = Small Arms
H = Heat Seaking Missle

There are also 6 possible armor types :
A - Heavy Armored Unit
B - Medium Armor
C - Decent Armor
D - Weak Armor
E - Very Poor Armor
i - No Armor / Infantry

Units can also have a specific type of Type which shows how they move through terrain.
Name      Normal   Hard   Diffucult
Tracked    No      No      - 1/2 move
Hover      No      No      No
Hover Craft   No      -1/2   Can't
Wheeled      No      No      -1/2
None      No      No      -1/2

Normal terrain is grass land or fields.
Hard terrain is light forests and small urban areas.
Diffucult terrain is heavy wooded areas, and rocky volcanic areas

Range
Range has specific symbols which help identify it on the counter.
4 - Means the unit can fire FOUR spaces
4| - Means that the unit can fire four spaces in any direction (turrent)
(4 - Means that the unit can fire no fewer then four spaces and MUST fire at least four.

Combat
If a unit is with in range of another unit it may opt to take a shot.

First find out the type of attack the unit is using.  Then the armor of the defender.  This is cross checked on the charrt for the specific weapon giving a number.  This is the ammount of d6's rolled in order to determine if the unit dies.  A unit dies on a roll of 6.

Game Charts
Laser Cannon
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
L0      -   -   -   -   1   1
L1      -   -   -   1   1   1
L2      -   -   1   1   2   1
L3      -   1   2   2   3   1

Tradtional Cannon
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
G0      -   -   -   1   1   2
G1      -   -   1   2   2   3
G2      -   1   2   2   3   4
G3      1   2   2   3   4   4

Fire/FlameThrower
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
F0      -   -   -   -   3   3
F1      -   -   -   1   3   3
F2      -   -   -   2   4   4
F3      -   -   2   3   4   5

Charge Up Laser
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i   *
C0      -   -   1   1   1   2   TAKES 1 TURN TO RECHARGE
C1      -   1   2   2   2   3   TAKES 2 TURNS TO RECHARGE
C2      1   2   3   3   3   4   TAKES 3 TURNS TO RECHARGE
C3      2   3   4   4   4   5   TAKES 4 TURNS TO RECHARGE

Artillery
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
A0      -   -   1   1   1   1
A1      -   1   1   1   1   2
A2      -   1   1   1   2   3
A3      1   1   1   2   3   3

Small Arms
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
SA0      -   -   -   -   1   1
SA1      -   -   -   1   1   1
SA2      -   -   -   1   1   2
SA3      -   -   -   2   2   3

Heat Missle
Name   A   B   C   D   E   i
H0      -   -   -   3   3   1
H1      -   1   1   3   3   1
H2      1   2   2   4   4   1
H3      2   3   3   5   5   1

-----------------------------------

Individual Warfare Mod
All Units will have a range of 10 and a movement of 5.

G36
Name   iii   ii   i
G360    -    -   1
G361    -   1  2
G362     -   2  2
G363     1   2  3

XM-8
Name   iii   ii   i
XM80    1    1   1
XM81    1   1  2
XM82     1   2  3
XM83     2   3  4


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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007, 08:37:32 AM »
I like writting rules alot, ive got severel sets. Most of wich have expeirnced there day in the sun as my current rules at some point

each set builds on the last, but the themes tend to vary

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 08:59:09 AM »
me too.

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 10:50:56 AM »
I'm currently using commerically available rulesets this site has offered up part of it's inventory for free, though the sets are more skirmish in nature:

http://www.angelfire.com/az3/twohourwargames/free.html

The THW is a reaction orientated ruleset great for soloing.

Being a rules junkie and a cheap one at that I surf for freebies all the time especially here:

http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/

Also, I'm trying my hand at writing some single brain cell games to be used by myself and family.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 11:12:44 AM »
Interesting how many of you are using home made rules. I wonder if there is a connection between the rules and the fact you like to create the figures as well. You are creative and are willing to put time into the creations.

I just realized I did not answer my own questions.

I have used various rule sets in the past. Traveller’s Striker, Stargrunt, Dirtside, various Two-Hour War Games rule sets, various other “house rules” of the local groups, Heavy Gear.

At this point I am looking to simplify the rules used and spend more time playing and less time rule calculating.   :D

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 11:14:05 AM »
Quote from: "Papercut"
Being a rules junkie and a cheap one at that I surf for freebies all the time especially here:

http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/

Thanks for this link. I will need to check some of these out.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2007, 09:59:41 PM »
:) thats a great resoucrse, I use it all the time

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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007, 06:17:10 PM »
I use The Sword and the Flame by Larry Brom plus my own rule-less game I call "chaos gaming" which ocassionally involves charging at someone with a long pole to demonstrate why their troops have low morale after a pike charge... It's really fun.

It still plauges me I can't think of something random enough to enter Clausewitz's friction of warfare into the game.

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2007, 07:47:18 PM »
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I use The Sword and the Flame by Larry Brom.....

I used that for the 15mm colonials a while back. Nice set of rules. Did you ever try their African rules?

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2007, 09:45:39 PM »
Haha TaylorA. Point about pikes acknowledged.

My rules for Live Action Medieval Wargaming:

You may not hit each other in the head, neck, hands or wrists. Hits in those areas are not counted.

Hits to limbs disable the limb from the area hit down to the end of the limb. I.e. get hit below the knee, your upper leg and hip still work.

Blows to torso generally get you killed...

Blows must be pulled so they don't hurt. Blows must be felt, light tip cuts can kinda be ignored...

There are regs on weapons and unsafe behaviour will meet with the wrath of my little brother...

Form up into two groups with a leader. Man, I hate spears...