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Stewart 46A

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2017, 05:19:49 PM »
I guess that's in case they don't turn up from the printers, don't want to upset people

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2017, 10:25:57 AM »
Well Vietnam as aperiod is about to kick off at our club, with a guy doing stuff based on the Flames of War rules - and I converted a number of players to try PBI based on that. So, these look good enough for me to preorder and try to hijack Vietnam at my club!

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2017, 12:50:59 PM »
You wont be disappointed, a variety of games can be played between all the various protagonists.
With you able to get all the vietnam kit on the table.  Setup as an infantry game but with all the various tanks, trucks, helicopters.
There are two interesting variants, one for using Montagnards, the other for the recreation of firebases.

As with PP rules the game time and the number of models required has been well thought through.

Hope you enjoy them.

PP are hoping to showcase the rules at the next shows that they are attending.

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2017, 04:14:38 PM »
Does the new MOCB ruleset include any brown water unit options at all?

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2017, 04:55:36 PM »
@myrm: no - this is an infantry-centric game. There are elements such as armour and helicopters, but these are largely incidental. No boats.

But a number of interestingly-different scenarios and subtlety in the combinations of the forces used.

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2017, 04:58:22 PM »
That's fine, I can leave the waterborne stuff to the other guy then. I think I will be pre-ordering when I get home....

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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2017, 07:51:46 PM »
Originally we looked at including brown water stuff and we looked at large armoured forces, but after reading up the period brown water was too complex and lots of armour was untypical until towards the end of the war.

BUT we think that you could use the raiding system from the Viking rules to give yourself the waterborne arrival system.

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2017, 11:59:23 AM »
Well, my dispatch email just got sent so I'll be able to take a good look soon! Thanks for the information, it persuaded me to buy!

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2017, 01:58:38 PM »
I believe the new rules are being distributed next week.

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2017, 03:19:00 PM »
I have mine - arrived Monday  8)

Currently browsing with interest.

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
Hope they have made you get some figures out and give them a go!!

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Re: The new rules
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 12:02:37 AM »
Played our first game earlier. We did the 'Search and Destroy' mission, although using Soviets and Afghans 1980's.  I'll hopefully get round to writing it up soon. Overall it went well, the rules are very straightforward and after the first few turns the game moved along quickly. The scenarios appear to be deeply embedded in the rules, and look like they give a good feel for the Vietnam War (albeit I don't know much about 'Nam, I got the rules for Soviet-Afghan war). It looks like it'll be a bit harder to get them to work for Afghanistan than I initially thought, however. But first thoughts are very positive. the asymmetry of the victory conditions is well handled.

Oh, pro tip: Make sure your men are 'down' at the end of their turn!


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Re: The new rules
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2017, 07:54:37 AM »
Nice summary - interesting to see the rules re-purposed for another era so soon!

Nice Afghan scenery and figures too: how did you make the square stands of foliage?

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2017, 10:39:27 AM »
Thanks. I didn't make the foliage, but I think it's sweeping brush bristles covered with small chopped foam-style foliage.

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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 08:55:26 PM »
OK thanks - it's quite effective!