Tomorrow's War is made with 15mm in mind, but I haven't actually played it. .. in 6mm if you want to play epic sized games you should look to future war commander, the PDF format, available for $9 from Wargames Vault. I purchased a PDF of the Future War Commander rules about a year ago and read through them. Other shiny things distracted me, but now I. One of the things Future War Commander lacks is a generic listing of infantry- type units. Each list Contemporary Tech (Basic Future War Commander) This is the . nik harwood uploaded SWORD & BUGLE issue pdf.
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Future War Commander is an exciting wargame that allows you to book or a full-colour electronic PDF document) with over 60 pictures that. Future War Commander. Custom Army Lists - Suggested Miniatures. Colonial Union Defence Force. Recce Unit (S9 Survey Team). Adler Miniatures Venturian . Is this no longer available as a downloadable pdf? I see it can be ordered through Lulu, but that version is in black and white. I'd prefer to buy.
Primitive Tech This is basically a tech level more-or-less around what we currently have on planet earth. Also the inclusion of a tech level above advanced would have been nice. A politically incorrect, family-unfriendly war and gaming blog. Formations aren't strict in FWC. I'd really like to check out PMC but I'll wait until there's a digital version available. Where FWC wins is that it is slick and fast play, and does has a whiff of futuristic wargaming as opposed to warfare , so it does what it says on the tin. These feature real miniatures as you see them on the gaming table.
Perhaps a wee bit more advanced. Infantry are armed with weapons which throw slugs driven by chemical reactions i. They are equipped with helmets and maybe torso armor which is designed to stop shrapnel and low-velocity projectiles.
They are supported my heavy slug-throwers and conventional mortars. All of these weapons are effective against other infantry but have very limited use against even lightly armored targets. However, all infantry are assumed to be equipped with rocket-propelled grenades and thus have an anti-armor value at short range The principal anti-armor weapon is the dedicated anti-tank missile. These are smart missiles, but their warheads are light and have little to no anti-infantry capacity.
Drones and robots fly over the battlefield and deliver attacks in a manner indistinguishable from airpower. Primitive tech units include: Infantry are now armed with magnetic induction slugthrowers and magnetically propelled grenades which have a short-ranged but significant anti-armor capacity.
Infantry are equipped with light but full body armor, which gives them a limited save value. These weapons are effective against infantry and armored targets. The principal anti-armor weapon continues to be the smart missile, but warheads are heavier and thee missiles have extended range.
Robots begin to be used on the battlefield itself, the two most common uses for these being cheap remote-controlled static defensive emplacements and reconnaissance units.
Some artillery units are also now effectively robotically controlled, but they function for all intents and purposes as regular artillery. Contemporary Tech units include: Infantry is now equipped with fully armored and powered exoskeletons and the average soldier stands some meters tall and can sustain a 20kph run, fully loaded, for hours on end. The basic hand weapon of the foot-soldier is an energy weapon of some sort, powerful enough to punch through even heavy armor at short range.
Smart missiles now have greatly improved range. Heavy support weapons include portable missile systems with variable warheads good against both infantry and armoured targets and heavy energy cannon, as well as light support walkers.
At this tech level, robotic combatants finally come into widespread and a variety of drones are used on the battlefield. The Artificial Intelligence suite upgrade allows any unit to be turned into a self-commanding unit.
AIs are expensive, however, and these are generally reserved for massive units. High Tech units include: Robotic units may only be controlled by robotic headquarters which may not control non-robotic units and use the Cyborg Tactical doctrine rules on page Obviously, the rules regarding breakpoint only apply to robotic units. Regular units are affected by robotic losses as per normal. Using infantry in your games It would be an error to presume that just because a new technology level is reached, older technologies disappear.
In my Arcadian campaign, for example, all three kinds of infantry are available to combatants.
Regular, unarmored infantry is generally citizen militia or corporate security forces and these units, as a rule, drive to battle in APCs or IFVs. Armored infantry represents regular troops of the main noble houses or corporate commando forces. Meanwhile, the Terran World Authority infantry units, as well as the various elite corps of the noble houses are equipped with up-to-date galactic technology and are fully power-armored. Not all galactic powers use the best available tech either.
The Siliaz Hegemony, for example, prefers cybernetic power armor. Posted by Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette at 8: I had high hopes of using this new collection for epic conflicts where I could defeat my enemies on the field of battle. With models in hand, I started looking for different rule sets to try out. Some I got rules for a read through them, others I just read reviews on. I decided to try Future War Commander as I like the idea of using whatever models I have available and the ability to create my own unit stats.
Other shiny things distracted me, but now I have pulled the rules out again and decided to put some lead on the table and wanted to give the game a try. I called my friend Randy and asked if he would be up for trying a new game. And Randy was in.
I decided to keep things simple for my first go at this. Looking through the scenarios, I decided to use 5, Colonization Relocation. Next, it was time to put some armies together. I have not yet painted up all these models yet. Okay, I admit it, very few have seen the business end of my paint brush.
Some came painted decently and other not so much; mostly they were bare metal. I put together two forces of mostly decent painted troops with only a few proxies and just one model with no paint at all. I cheated a little and just used tanks and walkers. I didn't use the required minimums of infantry. I will add more variety in future games, but wanted it to be simple in the first go. With no targets available, the Eldrich move into position to blast away at the Marines as they enter the battlefield.
The Eldrich are ready to launch their assault on the enemy when communications fail Command Blunder - with all units under command making a full move toward their table edge and 6 of the Raptors flee off of the table and the walkers run to the table edge. The breakpoint for the Eldrich is 9 and they have lost 7 units so far.
On the other flank, the CO orders the walkers and Raptors there into firing position and open up on the tank destroyers. The Raptors are able to destroy one destroyer. I probably would have suppressed a few more, but I forgot about that the suppression rule until it was too late.
All of these opened fire as part of their move and destroyed 2 walkers and another Raptor. The Eldrich were now at their breakpoint and had to test in order to stay in the battle.
The dice were rolled and 11 pips came up. We are doomed!!!! Okay it was a pretty quick game. The Eldrich failed some key tests that ruined their day. Next time I will do my best to get further from the table edge more quickly. Randy has not read the rules so I was responsible for making sure things worked here.
It went well and things were starting to make sense as we moved forward. If we would have had more than 3 turns, we might have gotten an even better grasp on the rules. I can't blame the game for my poor roles though. If I had used some infantry to boost the number of units then the breakpoint would have been higher and we might have had a little more fighting to do.
We both enjoyed this quite a bit. I like that both sides have things to do on both player's turns via opportunity fire. I need to re-read that bit of the rules to make sure I understand how it works.