‘A Fistful of TOWs’ (FFoT) is a set of rules for modern miniatures wargaming. It is designed around 6mm (micro armor) scale miniatures with each miniature (or. As I continue to “down scale” I am venturing into 6mm. I remembered trying A Fistful of Tows maybe 10 years ago – a demo ruleset with a strong. A Fistful of TOWs 3 – Free Preview – A free, more comprehensive sample of all the crunchy goodness packed into A Fistful of TOWs 3’s pages.

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You’ve got to have these,” he said, waving a set of small, silvery keys, which fit into a lock on the Talon’s briefcase-sized controller. While the steel can keep something out, it also creates nasty spall fragments when a sabot or HESH high-explosive squash head round strikes the tank. The Leopard stores some of its main gun ammunition in the crew compartment, and uses steel as its liner.

This page was last edited cist 23 Augustat BTW Laughed at that Stug caption! It will all boil down to troop quality, in my opinion.

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That said, it is much slower than the other two 56 kilometers an hour vs. The Robotic Extraction Vehicle, or REV, is a foot-long, 3,pound robot that can tuck a pair of stretchers — and life-support systems — beneath its armored skin. It has an autoloader — which is much slower and maintenance-intensive than a year-old private. I’ve played the Golan Heights using CWC – it was a great game and the fog of war command system really makes for some interesting ebbs and flows.

So the Israelis should have just been “Good” and the Syrians “Fair”. Newer Post Older Post Home. The Leopard 2 and Abrams are very similar tanks. You can put them places you’d have a hard time putting a soldier in.

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I’m new to miniature wargames, I only build scale models, but only for display. As the limited performances in the Pentagon’s robot off-road rally in March showed, unmanned drivers are still pretty lousy at handling open, unknown terrain. The company — best known for its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and the PackBot UGVs that the Army has been using to clear bombs and explore suspected terrorist hideouts in the Middle East — is now working with agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere to build a cargo-hauling robot.


The major difference is in the type of engine used. A good model from Scotia which shows the reactive armour very well. In that context, the rules feel “right” to me.

Even with a ROF of 4, the best they can do is attack 2 different targets per shot. Unfortunately the casting around the road wheels is a bit rough. And no specific basing requirements! Maybe it would have made more sense to give them a bonus on their QC roll to represent that instead of rating them “Excellent” which also provides a better rate of fire and better chance to hit. The idea is for battlefield medics fizt stabilize injured soldiers, and then send them back to a field hospital in the REV.

Clean and simple, the command system accurately models mechanized command and control, without a bunch of leader stands cluttering up the playing surface. The Marines’ version relies on cables to connect weapons and controllers, while the Talon gets its orders to fire from radio signals instead.

Their Ms are kind of dreadful. It’s a very attractive site and covers most perios. The FCLAS would then detonate, letting loose a hail of explosive fragments, fows the grenade in the process. Designed for play with miniatures from 2mm up to 15mm in scale with no modifications.

They had no choice but to hold out to the bitter end.

Four cameras and a pair of night-vision binoculars allow the robot to operate at all times fill the day. By then, the armed Talon will have been in operation for about a year, if all goes according to plan. The game was quickly concluded on the Syrian turn. My personal preference is that rules have some mechanism to represent the possibility that orders are misinterpreted or simply not followed in a timely fashion.

FFT3 provides a very quick, clean game. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

Talon robots have been used in about 20, missions in Iraq and Afghanistan The Russians have hinted that they might try to issue the new ammunition to regular soldiers and not just special forces. They make a large range of miniature wargames terrain for modern, historical and sci-fi. Different weapons can be interchanged on the system — the M16, theor caliber machine guns, or the M —A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher.


I remembered trying A Fistful of Tows maybe 10 years ago – a demo ruleset with a strong design philosophy with a commitment to balancing playability with realism, and allowing towss turns with lots of units. It also has a gun with a longer range in Desert Storm, a Challenger killed an Iraqi tank five kilometers away than either the M1A2 or the Leopard 2.

It covers combined arms combat from to The tank defied American efforts to destroy it in place, and after being recovered had the turret replaced and was back with its unit in 24 hours. As a result, turns typically take fost 10 minutes or so. In situations where the Abrams is on defense, this is a huge advantage — not only because the Abrams saves fuel, but because infrared sensors have a harder time picking it up.

There are some optional rules that provide some very minor limitation on troops’ freedom of action, but generally speaking your troops will do exactly what you want them to do when you want them to do it. These things have no family to write home to. The only margin of error has been in sighting, he added.

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The matter of auxiliary power is another thing not always mentioned in the specs. Unknown 8 November at Ordinarily, it takes two to four men to get the wounded out of harm’s way. With some hindsight and time, would you know how it compares to Spearhead which seems to have a bit aging mecanism?

Actually putting together the robots was a remarkably straightforward job, said Tordillos, who works in the Army’s Armaments Engineering and Technology Center.