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BillMbob
12-17-2017, 09:00 PM
Hello,

I'm brand new to war gaming but have spent time building 1/72 modern (present day) US military vehicles (also infantry) etc. I am interested in obtaining a war game that is suitable for solitaire and multi person play. I am specifically interested in WWIII / European, and Asian theatre scenarios. Additionally, I'm interested in games that could employ terrain building as opposed to flat surface gaming. I would appreciate any information on how and where to start.

Whiterook
12-17-2017, 10:33 PM
Hello, and welcome to the forum!!! Sounds based on your description, you are looking for either a Miniatures wargaming system, or a hybrid Miniatures/Board wargame system. On the former option for Miniatures systems, you are generally looking for a rulebook, which can be used with a wide-range of miniatures, or even specific manufacturer minis. With the hybrid system, these are games that are played in a gameboard (flat 2-D) with miniatures; but also lend themselves to breaking out onto a diorama.

I'd mentioned this in an initial email you'd sent but fr the benefit of the members here, I'd like to share what my thoughts were. I suggested:



Konflikt ’47 (https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/konflikt-47) …Based on the popular Bolt Action series of WWII miniatures wargaming, this plays in the futuristic, WWIII area you are talking about. It’s in 28mm, but that is pretty darned close to 1/72 models in my opinion.



You could also look at the rulebooks for DUST Tactics or DUST Warfare ...those are both systems I personally own, and love. That was basically the system that dominated before Konflikt above, by a different maufacturer. Though made for DUST miniatures, the rulebooks can be adapted to play with almost any type miniatures in the same vein.



FiveCore (http://www.wargamevault.com/product/144009/FiveCore-3rd-edition-Skirmish-Gaming-Evolved?src=hottest_filtered&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true), 3rd Edition. … downloadable rules and accessory rules that cover an cool and fast way to play most scales, and I believe 1/72 would work well.


So, what kind and make of models (I am assuming you 1/72 pieces are models) have you built?

BillMbob
12-19-2017, 11:50 PM
Quite a few variations of the USMC LAV 25s (by Trumpeter), several US Army Strykers (also Trumpeter, I think), a couple of German Boxers (Revelle), 2 Humvees (T-Model), 2, Transport Trucks, (by Revelle and Planet) and lots of infantry.

Whiterook
12-20-2017, 12:08 AM
Quite a few variations of the USMC LAV 25s (by Trumpeter), several US Army Strykers (also Trumpeter, I think), a couple of German Boxers (Revelle), 2 Humvees (T-Model), 2, Transport Trucks, (by Revelle and Planet) and lots of infantry.

I was just looking at some GHQ Micro Armor LAV's and Strykers....their 10mm but have unbelievable accuracy. I have yet to build a Trumpeter kit but, they have some mighty great ones!

BillMbob
12-21-2017, 08:39 AM
Revelle also has some great ones. So, enlighten me, 10mm in size is smaller or larger to 1/72 scale?

josta59
12-21-2017, 01:33 PM
Hi Bill, welcome. I've only been wargaming since 2011, so I might be the next newest here to the hobby. And I'm just now putting together my first miniatures table after playing on virtual tables for a few years. Maybe we can share notes.

I've played a bit of FiveCore, which Em mentioned, but now I mostly use my own simple rules.

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Scott

Whiterook
12-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Revelle also has some great ones. So, enlighten me, 10mm in size is smaller or larger to 1/72 scale?

Well, first of all, I gave the wrong size on my previous post (I was still thinking about another line)....I was referring to GHQ Miniatures, which are 6mm. Regardless, 1/72 is considerably larger than 10 or 6mm.

1/72 is a scale more associated with plastic model kits in my experience...whereas wargaming miniatures are generally referred to in millimeters. So if we look at 1/72 scale, a similar sized comparison unit to a wargaming miniature counterpart would be slightly larger than 28mm.

For an infantryman
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SparrowHawk_photos/Infantry-size-comp.jpg

On a tank...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SparrowHawk_photos/Size-comparison-1.jpg

...note on the Sherman above, upscale the larger picture by two and you can see (in your imagination, anyway) it is a drastic scale difference!

MAGNA
12-21-2017, 09:12 PM
Fire and Fury (fireandfury.com?) have some modern card sets for the Battlefront rules which may be of use. Probably worth a look.

Frank
12-23-2017, 01:59 PM
Hi Bill,

Welcome to the site.

I am afraid I won`t be much help to you about size as I do all of my gaming in 15 or 28mm but there are some game systems that are WWW3 based like

https://www.team-yankee.com

which is a ruleset using 28mm, or,

http://www.blitzkrieg-commander.com/default.aspx?Area=CWC

which is usually played in 6mm