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WW1 in 10mm

Last year some time I purchased some Pendraken 10mm WW1 figures, painted a few up and then promptly did nothing more with them.

It seems I have been caught up in the WW1 spirit of things again, a good part of which could come from the fact I commanded the gun crew firing the commemorating the 'First Shot' of WW1 made by the allies 100 years ago:

You can't see me in this photo as I was in the No.1's position which has be hidden by the second gun.

What I am looking for is a set of rules to play games from Brigade to Division level.

I have 'Over the top', 'Trench' & 'World War 1 Wargame Rules' all of which I don't have much of an opinion, except for 'they are not for me'.

The Two Fat Lardies rules and the GW rules don't appear to be a the level of units I want to play, so I have dismissed those out of hand.

I was looking at "Crush the Kaiser" but any lack of review on the actual game mechanics is making me hesitate at spending $55+ on the rules in the hope I will like them.

 If anyone reading this has played them, or better still, owns them, could they please offer up a review on the mechanics and the basing etc.

I do have a copy of "Flanders Fields" that was a free download found in the Pendraken Forum. These seem to be the main contender for the rules I will use, but I want to do my research on rules available before making my mind up 100%.

In the mean time, I will plod away at painting my miniatures and plan my trenches - I have an idea for using two layers of foam card to make my playing area. I just need to base some figures first to see if it is feasible.

And help or suggestions on rules and scenery greatly appreciated.


Clint said...

Firstly congrats on being involved in the WW1 centenary.

Secondly. I will speak to Paul and Ian of "Crush the Kiaser" in about 3 weeks so should be able to get you all the info you need.
Mechanics, what else do you need to know about?

Although as a Club we do tend to like "Square Bashing" by Peter Pig for our WW1 outings. But I think this may be the wrong level for what you want.

Mathyoo said...

Ah, WW1! :)

I was just thinking the other day about it (I know..) and I decided if I'd ever do it, I'd go small scale as well. And I'd have separate stands for infantry "over the top" and in trenches, as I hate 5cm wide trenches :D

cmnash said...

If you go to this page:

You'll find an updated version of the Flanders Fields rules that I'm planning on using with my 10mm WW1 - great minds must think alike! ;)

I've been thinking about these as well:
but haven't got them yet ... if I do, I'll let you know what I think of them.

Shelldrake said...

Thanks for the links Colin!

The Elan rules sound very interesting - very tempted to buy them.

cmnash said...

Me too! :)