Sunday, 12 June 2011

I just liked this....



I am very wary of claims to the spirit of wargaming (you know who you are) but something about this reminded me of the innocent pleasures of Charles Grant's Battle: Practical Wargaming.

Rapid Fire may be a little recent for Vintage tastes, but it has shared DNA with John Sandars rules and that is good enough for me.

4 comments:

Pjotr said...

Actually, the casualty table as used in Rapid Fire seems to be based on the Small-arms Chart in -I think- a little booklet with a Tiger-tank on the cover, titled "Modern Rules" by a certain Z.M. Iwaszko published in 1967. So that too would make it Old School. I guess it even predates "Battle" by Grant.

Pjotr

Big Andy said...

Nice idea for a bad cause -Rapid fire WW2 for the hard of thinking . Mind you the commercial was fun Dudes !!

John Tilson said...

Hi,
Nice instructional vid if only I could have controlled my Headbanging to the music,at my age that can cause serious damage !!!!
Cheers

Seb Palmer said...

Hi,

Sorry to burst in upon this thread tangentially, but... @ John Tilson:

are you the same John Tilson who took part in the 1978 Battleground TV series? And if you are, would you mind corresponding with me about it?

I'm writing a series of posts about those programmes, as there seems sot be quite a bit of interest in it. Certainly I myself am fascinated by it, as the hobby hasn't had too many brushes with mainstream media!

I can be reached at 'seb at sebpalmer dot com'.
Best wishes

Sebastian