Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Force on Force!

Yikes! It's been a while since I posted. Real life and work have conspired to keep me busy and away from gaming from far too long.

Today I received from Amazon the Force on Force modern combat rules from Ambush Alley and Osprey. I heard about the rules on Neil Shuck's excellent Meeples & Miniatures podcast. He interviewed the Ambush Alley guys in episode 73.

The best part is I got them for free!* (OK, technically not free. I took our change jar to the Coinstar machine at the supermarket, and got a voucher for Amazon, which I used to buy the rules. When you use the change to get a gift card they do not charge you the normally exorbitant fee. Since I didn't have to pay "out of pocket" it feels free. The change was just sitting around taking up space anyway!) And, it came the day before my birthday!

So now to read the book, and see how the rules go together. I'll have to get some modern combat miniatures, but maybe I can use some birthday money for that. The biggest decision I'll have to make is whether to go with 28mm, which is the scale I use for all my other wargaming (with the exception of Flames of War and Dystopian Wars), or try scaling down a bit. There are some really nice figures out there in 20mm and 15mm. And they have the advantage of being cheaper and requiring less table space to play a game. The 20mm figures are 1/72 scale, which opens up a whole world of not too expensive vehicle model kits as well. Hmmm, decisions, decisons...

'Til next time.
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