Monday, 29 October 2018

No End in Sight Rules Pack Alpha


I've decided to go for a platoon rather than a squad level approach to the Sandbox Skirmish project, which means that I can use the Nordic Weasel No End in Sight Rules, which I think look really good and have been wanting to explore for a long time. I have both the old and new versions of the rules but thought I'd take a closer look at some of the add on supplements and battle packs, which I thought might contain some useful bolt on bits. 

I noticed that the Rules Pack Alpha supplement was reduced to only $1.99 today and included guidelines for converting NEiS to squad level skirmish scenarios, so I grabbed a copy as I thought this might be ideal for some of the actions I'd like to run. I also skimmed the contents of the first NWG Battlepack and found a similar set of rules modifications for raid scenarios using only a handful of figures, very much as the SAS might get up to in my campaign. 

There was also a three page system for generating a platoon, which seems a bit superfluous but adds some really deep background to the whole thing, including the impact of previous events on the composition, leadership, motivation and morale of the unit. I really like this idea, so will be running it when I build the British infantry platoon for my patrol campaign. As it says at the end of the platoon generating sequence, 'At this point, your platoon should feel a bit more worn and ready to take the field'

Perfect!

4 comments:

  1. Dammit, now you've got me eyeing my old AK47 stuff. Always liked Nordic Weasel products, just never got this one.

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  2. AK47 is great and NEiS is, I think, an equally good set of rules for post-colonial style gaming.

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  3. Can you use these rules with multi-figure bases or single only?

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  4. They're designed for single bases but I'm sure you could use them for multiple based figures.

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