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What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:34 am
by Australian Dawn
I just bought the Konflikt '47 rules and they seem a bit generic and lacking in variety and adaptability as far as weird force choices go, and limited in force choice in general, no Japanese etc. (IMHO even the British and commonwealth forces seem like a bit of an afterthought, strange for a British game.) Also it's all set in Europe.
What other WWW2 rules are out there at the moment, and do you have any recommendations?

Thanks.

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:21 pm
by Glenn
I'm a huge fan of Secrets of the third reich and the incursion board game but i know a fair few people arent that keen

i really like the wide range of stuff in the game and the fact that from its inception there seemed to be a good attitude to making up your own ideas and backgrounds and mixing and matching all sorts of figures, vehicles etc

its not had a great history in terms of Westwinds commitment to it but theres stuff on the horizon and the guys and gals who seem to be backing it seem like a really good and really keen bunch of people :)

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:32 pm
by andrewbeasley
For RPG / very small skirmish you could try Actung Cthulhu.

You could have a read of Dust - FOC at http://www.dustgame.com/downloadfile.php

Currently on sale are AE WW2 at http://www.wargamevault.com/product/642 ... Core-Rules

If you fancy play testing a set try http://www.weirdwwii.com but these are incomplete and in parts...

Last one I know is NUTS and its supplement http://www.twohourwargames.com/warwiendwewo.html

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:20 am
by Australian Dawn
Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Glenn wrote:I'm a huge fan of Secrets of the third reich and the incursion board game but i know a fair few people arent that keen

i really like the wide range of stuff in the game and the fact that from its inception there seemed to be a good attitude to making up your own ideas and backgrounds and mixing and matching all sorts of figures, vehicles etc

its not had a great history in terms of Westwinds commitment to it but theres stuff on the horizon and the guys and gals who seem to be backing it seem like a really good and really keen bunch of people :)

Secrets of the Third Reich sounds really interesting but I don't know much about Incursion, Is it based on the same setting?
andrewbeasley wrote:For RPG / very small skirmish you could try Actung Cthulhu.

You could have a read of Dust - FOC at http://www.dustgame.com/downloadfile.php

Currently on sale are AE WW2 at http://www.wargamevault.com/product/642 ... Core-Rules

If you fancy play testing a set try http://www.weirdwwii.com but these are incomplete and in parts...

Last one I know is NUTS and its supplement http://www.twohourwargames.com/warwiendwewo.html

I'd prefer a printed version to a PDF and I don't think I want to play test something (although the http://www.weirdwwii.com site looks interesting).

Does anyone know if this is the print version of the same AE-WWII rules?
http://blackballgames.bigcartel.com/pro ... n-rulebook
It looks good but seems to only cover the European theater, is it the current version of the rules and are there books covering the other theaters?

I'll have to look into Dust.

What sort of options for weirdness and force selection do these games have?

Thank you both for all the advice. :beer:

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:06 pm
by Australian Dawn
Actually, don't just go clicking on the links posted on http://www.weirdwwii.com thinking that it's all just WWW2 gaming related goodness. :shock: :shock: :shock:

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:31 pm
by andrewbeasley
Sometime folk drift a little :(

Re: What Weird WW2 rules are out there?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:40 am
by Australian Dawn
There's still some interesting WWW2 stuff on that site. Thanks for the link. :)