Saturday, July 21, 2012

Force on Force is on it's way!

TToday I ordered Osprey Publishing's "Force on Force" modern wargaming rules.
An interesting fact: this is the first set of wargame rules that I haven't made up on my own!
After talking it over with my good friend James, we'll be gaming in a modern Second American Revolution (or Second American Civil War), which takes place during a military coup d'etat in 2012.
The situation is basically that the U.S. Army along with the support of friendly militias overthrow the U.S. Government (this is purely fictitious, I don't believe this will happen, more like a "what if" scenario). An army called the "American People's Army" forms and begins to fight the U.S. Army across the country from Arizona to New York city. Both sides of the war have civilian militias supporting their causes.
Another thought I had was the Iran-Iraq War, but its starting to lean more towards the Second Revolution. 
I will be picking some miniatures up from Syr Hobbs Wargames sometime in the near future. We're back to 20mm, WOOOO!! I also just noticed that this is my 100th Post. Another hooray for the Basement Wargamer.
Stay tuned!


  1. It sounds like an interesting scenario Austin. Some redneck militia in Fords riding beside Strykers fighting CIA operatives sound awesome ;)

    I think you will be happy with the rules. They cover a lot of detail in a fairly simple way. I answered your question on my blog btw.

    Good luck

  2. Thanks, Ben, and yes, it's going to be very fun! We'll see where this goes...

  3. If you wanted some scenarios for FoF the old Avalon Hill boardgame Firepower is excellent - has some Iran-Iraq scenarios.

  4. Hey, Dylan. I was considering making my own for it, I'm also looking into the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and a few others.