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Offline Parkaboy

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Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« on: September 18, 2020, 05:02:05 PM »
Looking for simple WW II skirmish rules from squad level to slightly larger. I haven't found anything that works for me but have read/tried a lot. Thanks if you can help!

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 06:01:23 PM »
Chain of Command by TooFatLardies. Wouldn‘t call it simple but straight forward. Needs some getting used to when coming from a more „conventional“ background.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 06:56:03 PM »
Yep.. seconded, CoC is my WW2 platoon level game of choice.
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Offline Shark in Exile

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 09:25:06 PM »

Bolt Action or Chain of Command are both good WW II platoon level rules

Offline dgrosso

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 01:30:30 AM »
you might want to try Landser, a free rules set on the free wargames rules wiki. Nuts, by Two Hour Wargames is fun as well. 

Online Harry Faversham

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 12:38:34 PM »
You said you want 'simple', doesn't come simpler than Neil Thomas's WW2 rule set!

:)
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Offline swiftnick

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 12:58:10 PM »
Necromunda!

Offline RichBliss

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 05:11:54 PM »
CoC is great but not simple.  To drop down a level of complexity, try Men Under Fire by Test of Battle games.

Offline Parkaboy

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 09:10:26 PM »
Thanks, I will look!

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2020, 08:14:50 AM »
Nuts! by Two Hour Wargames: https://www.twohourwargames.com/historical1.html
Play solo, co-op or vs another player.

Chain of Command by the Lardies is also very good: https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-category/chain-of-command/

Five Men from Normandy or Company Command from Nordic Weasel Games are also good options: https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games

Enjoy!

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 01:41:36 PM »
PBI from Peter Pig isn't squad level, the game works with one company per player, but the rules are simple enough that I use them with a school club.
In part because the game works with squares, so no arguments over measuring ranges or measuring movement, also no arguments about cover - squares are open, partial-cover, or heavy cover. Whatever cover is in the square, any figures in that square are in it.

There is a free test version (PBI quick start) which has the basics:
https://www.peterpig.co.uk/rules.html
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Offline Parkaboy

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2020, 04:16:22 PM »
Cool. Thanks. I didn't no Peter Pig had a rule set.

Offline mkultra99

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2020, 06:40:46 PM »
Love me some CoC.. but, it's not what I would call "simple".
Bolt Action is.. "WW2" in name only... but somewhat "simple".
1hour skirmish Wargame by John Lambshead is great.
Fistful of Lead is my groups current 'go to' for damn near everything.. so I'm sure we will use it for WW2 soon.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2020, 08:06:13 PM »
Cool. Thanks. I didn't no Peter Pig had a rule set.

They have lots of rule sets for different eras.
The Spanish Civil War & Vietnam sets work well, the ECW & WoTR ones are both good, haven't tried the Western or Pirate sets.


Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Simple WWII Skirmish Rules Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2020, 09:13:43 PM »
If you want to go old school, I see that Rapid Fire seem to have been re-released.

 

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