Wednesday, 10 February 2010

NATO Brigade Commander - the rules

Added 09/07/12 - in the next few weeks I will be making NBC (and some of the hardware tables)available as downloadable PDFs.

12 comments:

HardRock said...

Thanks Tim.

Henry

Jules said...

Hi Tim

I've been looking for an 'operational level' set of modern rules for some time. I've been looking at your NBC rules but I'm afraid that I can't seem to see the 'hardware table' mentioned in the Direct Fire section on page2. Am i just being dim?

Tim Gow said...

Jules - you are by no means being dim, but I rather think I am! The 'hardware table' referred to in the rules tends to be fairly bespoke to the individual scenario (otherwise you en up with a 40-page table...) but i appreciate the rules are meaningless without one. I'll post a couple of sample tables over the next few days. As far as 'operational' level games are concerned -NBC is pitched at the player being a Brigade commander and I've never run an NBC game with more than a (Soviet) division present. You may want to try 'Megablitz' for the game you want - so far the largest such game has involved 23 players and several Corps (the northern flank of Kursk, 1943...)

Zeb said...

Hi Tim

I too think your NBC rules might be what I'm looking for but would appreciate a couple of sample hardware tables if possible - they would be useful for getting a feel for appropriate scores to use. I also wondered what you did for the sort of "company sized" support units found in a Soviet Regiment for example (e.g. AT coy, AA battery, recce coy) - do you represent these as units or assume they are part of regt's combat battalions?

Thanks

Tim Gow said...

Thanks for your comment Zeb. What I plan to do is post a photo of (for example) a Sov MRR, listing the toys and the units they represent together with the relevant hardware table. I'll do this for a coiple of units (any requests?)

Tim

Zeb said...

Thanks thats sounds ideal. My vote would be for a Soviet MRR and for balance an appropriate NATO mech/tank battalion sized unit - British, West German or US would be fine with me. Also for some reason I tend to be stuck in the late 70s/early 80s for what I still insist on calling "modern" games!

Tim Gow said...

Ah yes - the good old days of the Cold War! I have ststs already worked out for US with M60 and M113 but you may need to keep nagging at me...

Tim

Zeb said...

US with M60s and M113s would be good.

Mike said...

Tim,
Did you ever post some sample hardware tables?
I'd like to see them.

Mike

Tim Gow said...

Mike
Well reminded - I'll aim to get something posted over the next week.

A Heart Pumping Nitro said...

This is it?

I'm always surprised when I come across such simple rule sets. I really like rules light systems and can't understand why people would opt for more complex rules.

Have you considered putting these together as a down loadable PDF?

Thanks by the way it looks intriguing.

Tim Gow said...

A Heart Pumping Nitro
I have been thinking of doing that but am been a bit preoccupied with other things currently - not least the large Megablitz game I ran at the weekend!