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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Bandenkrieg

Whilst looking through my archive of rules that I keep on my computer, I came across a report of Ian Drury's game entitled BANDENKRIEG that was played at COW2006. Like RED FLAGS & IRON CROSSES, it also began life as a development of one of Richard Brook's RED SQUARE rules, and although I was not able to take part in the session, I did acquire some photographs of the game. These are shown below.




As can be seen, the terrain being used is Hexon II, and the 20mm-scale figures and vehicles are a mixture of odds and ends from Ian's collection.

Amongst the German units that took part was Panzerbrigade Artur Daley, which was equipped with an eclectic mixture of German and second-hand, captured vehicles.






This is the sort of 'look' that I want my forthcoming RF&IC games to have. All that I've got to do now is to write the rules and play-test them!

6 comments:

  1. Nice looking game Bob - those vehicles are smart.

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    1. Maudlin Jack Tar,

      I understand from the participants that it was a very enjoyable game ... and the vehicles have the right sort of 'used' look about them.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Hi. Bob -
    I've downloaded (and printed off) your --- Beta? --- set, and I'm thinking of giving them a go on my hex table. My pal 'Jacko' has the Lionel Tarr book. I note that the basic units are called 'units', without specifying whether platoons, companies or battalions. Is this to keep the options open, or are they intended to be of a certain size, and avoiding problems of nomenclature?
    Cheers -
    Ion

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    1. Archduke Piccolo (Ion),

      I assume that you printed off the version linked from the Pages of my blog, and I'll try to send you the latest version when the draft is finished.

      I used the term 'units' so that players can use them to represent anything from a platoon to a battalion, although I tend to think of them as the latter. For my Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War project, I'm looking at following Chris Kemp's example, and using a mixture of units (e.g. 3 x infantry, 1 x artillery, 1 x AT, 1 x command plus a few odds and ends) to represent an infantry or rifle division ... but that is not something that I would necessarily expect others to do.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Bandenkrieg later became Combat 300, which was published in the Nugget and was also played at COW. I've also run a few C300 games with the Sheffield club, although the close combat system is a higher level of complexity than I'd normally like.

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    1. Martin Rapier,

      I'd forgotten that! I'll take a look at the relevant issue of THE NUGGET as soon as I can.

      All the best,

      Bob

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