Monday, 9 May 2011

Force on Force

I'm really not interested in wargaming contemporary conflicts such as Iraq or Afghanistan, for various personal reasons, but I am interested in historical 'modern' conflicts such as the Falklands, Vietnam or Malaya. I'm also in possession of a collection of 15mm modern stuff that is way in excess of what I could conceivably use for AK47, including a whole box of Peter Pig Israelis / South Africans and a respectable collection of Peter Pig French Foreign Legion.

As a result, when I saw the new Osprey edition of Force on Force for less than £15 on Amazon, I thought to myself that it might be a way to make use of at least a small bit of the leadpile. I was also inspired by Steve Blease's alternative 1980's English Civil War idea, as mentioned on his rather excellent blog the other day. Thanks Steve!

However, my initial thought would be for something a bit more tropical, with a small border war somewhere in Central or South America as the 'imagi-nation' destination. As my stockpile contains Peter Pig FFL, Vietnam US and Israelis, I think a possible scenario could be a war between French Guiana and Suriname, perhaps after a military coup d'etat of the latter by some sort of dictator.

The Suriname military use Brazilian Urutu APC's and even have some old Dutch ones too, which would be a nice feature, especially given their natty camouflage paint scheme. They've also been partially re-equipped with Galil rifles, so I could use the Israeli figures at a push, although the helmets and uniforms are different. The FFL with their nice QRF VAB's would provide the opposition

Pimp my obsolete APC?

The book includes the Ambush Alley counter insurgency rules as  well, so there's plenty of scope for small scale sceanrios or larger out in the open engagements. It's worth a thought at least, although I doubt anything will come of it, unless I get some momemtum from the rulebook to crack ahead. I'll have a read through first before I take any sort of plunge.


  1. It's quite popular at the moment.

  2. Like a Junta inspired imagi-nation idea. ¡Ay, caramba!



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