The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

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The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

panzer8
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This is the latest of my projects... a simple set of WW2 skirmish rules that fits on the back of a postcard.

I did not playtested it in deep but my first 2-3 games were nice and fun... I used good old Airfix (Japanese vs US Marines or 8th Army) on my kitchen table... the random initiative system works well also for solo games.

I quit playtesting in April this year but I hope i will resume it... in the meantime, if you have ideas or suggestions, just send a message

here is the pdf

PZ8_ultra_simple_XX_century_skirmish_(4th_draft).pdf
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

wargamer1972
Your skirmish rules seem to have an old school feel about them.  I like them as I like all of Pz8.
AJ Butler
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qwertz
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Oh look, sexism... O.o
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panzer8
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what about something like this for the armoured supplement

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sam_acw
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I like the format.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

Roby
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Hi,
Are you thinking to add any Vehicles and Tanks rules?
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panzer8
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Yes, after I playtest better the infantry rules... but at the moment I am not gaming at all. If someone wants to work out some simple rules for tanks, just tell...
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

Vandal
Hi! I made an armor version of the Ultra simple rules and was able
to play-test them with a group last night. Went over very well. I'd be happy to email
them to you or whatever to see if you deem them worthy of joining
the Pz8 family.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

ColonelT
Hi Vandal. I'd love a copy of your rules for the armor. The rules for infantry posted by Panzer8 above seems pretty cool.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

Vandal
Thanks for your interest. You can find my rules here:
http://pz8.2325069.n4.nabble.com/Pz8-Ultra-Simple-Postcard-Sized-WW2-Armor-Skirmish-Wargame-Rules-td133.html
I got to use these at a convention for a 4 player game and everyone enjoyed them.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

JonMeech
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I found this set of rules about a year ago and have had great fun with them, playing probably around 30 games. Whilst Ultra Simple, the 'activation' system creates a lot of decisions to make. The rules themselves can be very fast paced - giving quite a cinematic feel to a game. We have some very experienced players at the club who really enjoy them.
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JonMeech
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Hi ColonelT. The infantry skirmish rules ARE really cool. You need to play them a few times to pick out the subtlety. The reality is - you end up NEEDING to make decisions like a squad platoon commander and the action can be very quick. This is entirely down to the 'activation' mechanic.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

panzer8
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Glad that you liked them! The D6 = 2+ mechanism is not mine, I grabbed it from a blog article. But I just wanted to make the shortest WW2 skirmish rules in the world :) I think the basic principle could work for other settings (old west? sci-fi?)... cheers!
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sam_acw
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I need to give those a try.
As usual, for something other than intended.
I have a bunch of 6mm Celts I was going to use for some cattle stealing games - they could do for this!

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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

JonMeech
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Hi. I saw the blog article which lead me to the Pz8 rules. They may be the shortest, but the movement mechanism makes the interesting.
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Re: The Pz8 Ultra Simple Postcard Sized WW2 Infantry Skirmish Wargame Rules

JonMeech
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I think they would work really well for any period, by just listing other weapons. The ScIFi version - Flashburn, has a nice 'prefered' action mechanism which is nice.