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.

5 comments:

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:
http://henrys-wargaming.co.uk/?p=1402

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:
http://www.wargamevault.com/product/87935/lan
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! :)