Sunday, 2 September 2012

VBCW Re-ignited!




I've been reading through my new copy of A World Aflame that I pre-ordered from Amazon a couple of months ago and which arrived over the holidays on the doorstep. The rules are very well presented, clearly written and nicely illustrated, as you'd expect from Osprey, but are also built on what look like solid mechanics, with a definate 'old school' approach to things like initiative, movement, direct and indirect fire and morale.

It's all very re-assuring but at the same time, the system offers some neat Too Fat Lardies style twists, through the use of things like Chance Cards, which add a very welcome element of randomness to the proceedings. I'm actually quite impressed and pleasantly surprised by the author's straightforward and common sense approach, which results in a system that is flexible enough to cater very well for my prefered 'semi-skirmish' level of gaming.


So much so, in fact, that I've decided to dig out my old but virtually complete VBCW Red Workers Militia figures to finish off this month, before I crack on with the other projects I have lined up on the workbench. I have the figures I need for a full company of Political Militia, give or take a few extra figures to add cater for the unexpected, including an anti-tank section, a sniper and a medic for the HQ. 

A good set of rules at a pretty good price, if you shop around a bit or get the .pdf...well worth getting a copy, even if there's no QRS!


3 comments:

  1. I've been fighting the temptation to dive head long into this for a while now; these rules might just push me over the top.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Go for it..the rules are very clear and straightforward but, most of all, very adaptable.

    I'm going to try them out for VBCW and the Back of Beyond, but I'm sure they could be used for any interwar theatre.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've got these rules too & would like to try them.

    Who makes the motorcycle combination in the 2nd pic?

    ReplyDelete

Labels

Bag The Hun (363) AK47 (330) Books (288) Back of Beyond (197) Bolt Action (153) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (114) Bag The MiG (107) Chain of Command (106) Pirates (106) Wings at War (101) MiG Alley (94) VBCW (86) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (79) Target Locked On (77) Fistful of Lead (68) What a Tanker (68) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Ironclads (59) Rapid Fire (58) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Victory at Sea (52) Saga (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Knights of the Sky (45) Britain's Small Wars (42) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (40) Flashpoint Taiwan (38) IABSM (36) Pre-Dreadnoughts (35) Journals (34) Post Apocalypse (30) Iron Cow (29) Atlantic Wall (28) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) France's Small Wars (23) Samurai (23) Air War C21 (22) Lion Rampant (22) Mexican Revolution (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Cold War (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Napoleonic Naval (15) Naval Thunder (15) Aircraft (14) Rate of Fire (14) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Aliens (12) Desert Spitfires (12) Flashpoint PVO (12) Imaginations (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imperial Commander (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) CY6 Jet Age (10) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (10) Gaslands (10) 633 Squadron (9) ACW (9) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Cry Havoc (7) Zulus! (7) French Indian Wars (6) Frostgrave (6) Scramble for Britain (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) Duel of Aces (3) Galactic Heroes (3) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Battlegroup (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Naval Command (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)