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Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 04:27:25 AM »
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Offline Meier_Elf_Fanatic

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2012, 08:48:09 AM »
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2012, 09:29:23 AM »
For a good rules review of WWI and especially Interwar rules see http://pygmy-wars.50megs.com/gaming/rules/rules.html

Offline Stavros

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2012, 09:11:44 PM »
To be honest rules are and always will be a subject of debate whatever period you dabble in.
I downloaded the Pulp Miniatures rules by Bob Murch and after a few games plays amended them, adding bits and suggestions from the Back of Beyond army lists. It all depends what you want from a game...mine is to have a few beers with my mates and a laugh, in some way the social interaction far outweighs the 'accuracy' of a 30 page set of rules and i've had more fun with a set scribbled down on 2 sheets of A4 than any commercial set...but then we are all different and it would be a boring hobby if we were all the same!

Offline Unclebuck

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2013, 07:52:22 AM »
I played "Setting The East Ablaze" at the Warlord open day and now I'm hooked,going to use some kind of WW1 Germans most prob Renegade Minis as a base. Definitely getting some of the Copplestone stuff to. Just we're can I get a German WW1 tank  :(

Offline Unclebuck

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2013, 08:08:33 AM »
Just tried to download the free rule set and my stupid iPad won't let me  >:(

Offline Mike Blake

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2014, 08:37:22 AM »
What I'm after is a simple context/campaign system which could be used to provide the background for small skirmish games with a handful of figures, not battles. Usually we would use the Narrative Campaign approach, with linked games generating situations for the next game, but I know less about the period than I do about our other similar ventures (Old West and Mountain Men) so feel less confident to just go with it.

Any ideas? I have been reading up on the whole subject, form Russian Revolution and Civil War to the Great Game and Chinese Revolution, Warlords etc. Plenty happening, to put it mildly!

Any fiction recommendations? I tried a couple and was disappointed - not enough fighting!  ;)
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Offline coggon

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2014, 11:45:42 AM »
Any fiction recommendations? I tried a couple and was disappointed - not enough fighting!  ;)

For what it's worth, I've always found the "truth" for this period to be stranger than anything a novelist could come up with. lol  But if it's fiction you are after, Ignatieff's AAR's on this forum contain a wealth of plot lines and suggestions.  Lord knows I've "adapted" (OK, "Stolen" lol) more than 1 or 2
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Offline cuprum

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2014, 01:36:10 PM »
I can suggest a few stories from the Soviet adventure films about the Civil War. Good stuff for scripting games:

- White Sun of the Desert
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sun_of_the_Desert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yia2azQd4GY&feature=player_embedded


- Officers and Gentlemen: To Save the Emporer
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1126391/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSL9r8xdHcw



- GOLDEN TRAIN

In 1919. In Siberia there is a civil war. Taking advantage a complete mess, Admiral Kolchak wants take abroad gold reserves of Russia. At the last moment hear about this the Bolsheviks. They decide to intercept the train, but do not enough time As follows prepare the operation ... But still there is a chance. Save the situation can girl Nadia in which the is passionately in love trainmaster ... Several kilometers of railway track to the state border are becoming battlefield between the white and red...
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D1%8D%D1%88%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVdswrWbSX0


- Miles of Fire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_of_Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kiml-N0ExU


- HOSTAGE

In order to prevent an epidemic of smallpox black - Boev police officer should deliver the caravan with the vaccine in a remote area of Tajikistan. Basmachi not immediately resolved to attack the caravan because being held hostage by the Red Army soldiers leader of the gang, to be exact - his double, Gado.

http://filmix.net/otechestvennye/65848-na-perevale-ne-strelyat-1983.html

Unfortunately, not all films have English subtitles.

Offline Mike Blake

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2014, 01:59:04 PM »
The truth is bloody marvellous I agree...but it isn't always 'pulpy' enough for a game-but then massage it of course.

The film idea is an excellent one-I have an armoured rail cruiser WIP (bottom half of a 1/18th scale submarine - don't ask!) and an armoured train already so the Gold Train is a must, and was already planning a Csave The Csar! game for Derby Worlds and so I will have to watch Officers & Gentlemen too.

Many thanks to all responders to my question.

Offline ErikB

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2015, 04:58:29 PM »
What are the best books for images (I'm a painter more than gamer)?

Is there a soft-cover version of World at war: Back of beyond?  I can only seem to find .pdf versions.

Thanks.

Offline cuprum

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2015, 05:01:40 PM »
Which army are you interested in?

Offline Johnno

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2016, 09:59:27 AM »
I literally just played a trimmed down version of Osprey's A World Aflame at a convention on Friday.
I liked them so much I picked them up.
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Offline dragonwagon

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2016, 06:51:46 PM »
Just picked those up myself!  Got a good deal with Frostgrave, so I couldnt resist!!
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: What is the best set of rules for this period?
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2016, 09:49:46 AM »
Talking "back" to the rules what about Too Fat Lardies "Triumph of the Will" - see http://toofatlardies.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=53

I am still keen to try these...

 

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