‘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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But this early version will be limited, Howe said. BTW Laughed at that Stug caption! The FCLAS would then detonate, letting loose fhll hail of explosive fragments, destroying the grenade in the process. In situations where the Abrams is on defense, this is a huge advantage — not only because the Abrams saves full, but because infrared sensors have a harder time picking it up.

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. It’s the same goal Army-funded researchers are keeping in mind as they develop an unmanned ambulance.

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Other, such as some of their French engineering vehicles, are a bit rough. Talon robots have been used in about 20, missions in Iraq and Afghanistan The only margin of error has been in sighting, he added.

Full Campaign and Scenario Generation System. Following the publication of FFT3some futuristic titles are in development. First up is JR Miniatures. In that context, the rules feel “right” to me. Friday, February 16, Miniature Painting Videos.

Unknown 8 November at These things have no family to write home to. I’ve always wondered about tosw rules. 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.


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 fsit chance to hit. Ordinarily, it takes two to four men fiat get the wounded out of harm’s way.

As I continue to “down scale” I am venturing into 6mm. So the Israelis should have just been “Good” and the Syrians “Fair”.

Braxen 31 May at Jake Collins’ Orders of Battle. You can put them places you’d have a hard time putting a soldier in. The Leopard 2 has none.

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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. Some pieces, such as their UK Saxons, are very good. The Leopard 2 uses a diesel engine, while the Abrams used a gas turbine. Plus advice and guidance for do-it-yourself scenario designers. But the REV also carries an electrically powered, pound, six-wheeled robot with a mechanical arm that can drag a wounded fighter to safety if there isn’t a flesh-and-blood soldier around.

And with the ability to carry four mm rockets or six mm grenades, as well as an M or M machine gun, the robots can take on additional duties fast, said GlobalSecurity. The major difference is in the type of engine used. He felt that most were too slow and tended to focus on minutiae rather than on the important concepts.

I’ve just ordered some of Khurusan’s new 15mm Syrians as I remember the war from when I was a teenager. Meaning that, in the case of FFTthe fupl combat system is fairly detailed, while the rules for artillery fire are abstract. In practice, the ful, would either be driven by a person with a joystick, or it would fisst around by itself by sticking to carefully preplanned routes.


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. It also has the largest set of vehicle and gun data ever published in an individual rule set. My personal preference is that rules have some mechanism to represent the possibility that orders are tos or simply not followed in a timely fashion.

A two-player battle between a US battalion task force and a Soviet regiment usually takes one to three hours. That said, the gas turbine on the Abrams is quieter, meaning that opponents without infrared systems will have a harder time detecting the Abrams at night, which can mean their only warning an Abrams is around could be when the Abrams sends a mm candygram their way — most of the time, the result will be a direct hit.

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The damaged turret was sent back to the United States for analysis. A single switch causes the robot to fuol and return to safe mode. Armor penetration is the same as the 7N10 at meters. And since Beard designed FFT to easily accommodate multiple players on a side, it usually takes the same amount of time to fight much larger battles.