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Miniatures Adventure => The Conflicts that came in from the Cold => Topic started by: supervike on January 28, 2017, 04:45:24 AM

Title: Spy rulesets?
Post by: supervike on January 28, 2017, 04:45:24 AM
Just curious if there are any rulesets that represent Spy type movies in the vein of the Bourne films, or even James Bond.

So, emphasis on covert actions (like stealing a hard drive, or planting a listening device).  Stealthy hand to hand or knife fighting, limited gun play. 

Maybe one 'agent' against a group of cops, soldiers, minions, etc. 

I'm looking for small skirmish type rules, solo play would be awesome, but not mandatory.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 28, 2017, 05:01:42 AM
Black Ops

(http://nathanrussell.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Black-Ops.jpg)

Small elite units, clever AI stealth mechanics (very suitable to solo play), modern spycraft, thrilling missions...

Take a look at this review: http://nathanrussell.net/2015/11/review-black-ops-by-osprey-games/ (http://nathanrussell.net/2015/11/review-black-ops-by-osprey-games/)

And this one, with an AAR: http://pijlieblog.blogspot.com.br/2015/11/need-to-know-basis-black-ops-reviewed.html (http://pijlieblog.blogspot.com.br/2015/11/need-to-know-basis-black-ops-reviewed.html)

Also... PULP ALLEY

Can be easily adapted for modern spy games; take a look a this awesome AAR with in-game explanation of the game mechanics: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72590.0 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72590.0)  

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o665/pulpalley/AAR/10-14%20A%20n%20P%202/AnP24_zpsb9c0504c.jpg)

7TV 2nd Edition

Bond-like action in the 60s, but shown as a TV show:

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/rules/7tv-2nd-edition/ (http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/rules/7tv-2nd-edition/)

(http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/FA-EM-300x295.jpg)


 ;)


Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Kamandi on January 28, 2017, 07:31:43 AM
There is also Spy or Die Trying - more of a boardgame but could be adapted for minis. It uses an interesting stealth/alarm system.

http://spyordietrying.com/
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Captain Gamma on January 28, 2017, 02:18:19 PM
'Geezers Royale' from Killer B Games is a Cold War themed spy game.
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: agent_pumpkin on January 28, 2017, 05:02:18 PM
Black Ops and 7TV get my vote as well.

Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 28, 2017, 05:15:39 PM
'Geezers Royale' from Killer B Games is a Cold War themed spy game.

It's no longer in print, only the miniatures are still available at http://www.killerbgames.com/ (http://www.killerbgames.com/) 

Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Captain Gamma on January 28, 2017, 07:08:11 PM
It's definitely still in print and available on the website:

 http://killerbgames.com/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=52eae16154acd9141547195f30657f79
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 28, 2017, 10:16:53 PM
It's definitely still in print and available on the website:

 http://killerbgames.com/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=52eae16154acd9141547195f30657f79

Yep, good find! Do you play that rules? What about them?
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Captain Gamma on January 29, 2017, 02:45:50 PM
Yep, good find! Do you play that rules? What about them?

I wrote the Geezers Royale rules. I am Killer B Games. ;)They have all the usual spy movie elements: Gadgets, Car chases, secret bases, seduction and they allow you to field a small number of agents against a larger group of henchmen while searching for espionage counters.
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Brummie Thug on January 30, 2017, 02:07:07 PM
Will have to checkout Geezer's Royale.

Spy or Die Trying is great can be quite tactical. Look for it on Ebay I picked up a new copy for around 8 posted IIRC

7TV2 is fab captures the genre perfectly.
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 31, 2017, 12:04:59 AM
Captain Gamma, what about a PDF of the rules?
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Captain Gamma on January 31, 2017, 12:07:27 AM
Alas at present we are unable to provide PDFs. Only hard copies. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: dinohunterpoa on January 31, 2017, 12:14:16 AM
Alas at present we are unable to provide PDFs. Only hard copies. Sorry about that.

Well, maybe in a near future, right? Since you may have the digital files of the ruleset, making them into a PDF format product may be not that difficult, and you may get lots of new customers this way! ;)
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: Captain Gamma on January 31, 2017, 07:48:38 AM
It's definitely something we've been looking into.
Title: Re: Spy rulesets?
Post by: supervike on January 31, 2017, 04:42:39 PM
Thank you for all the great answers!

Osprey has been getting alot of my attention lately (frostgrave, Rogue Stars) So I think Black Ops is a must.

I will certainly check into the others, even if I don't play them, I strangely like reading through rule books.