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PostSubject: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm

Picked up a War-game magazine the other day and got to wondering if there are any practical /pragmatic /simple rules for play with the fellas?

Did a quick internet search but couldn't come up with/find  anything obvious there .

Any thoughts guys ?  Question  Question  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:01 pm

The only war game I ever played was warhammer Steve, so apart from that, no mate sorry cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:12 pm

I think Steve was referring to the rules of playing with Action Man/GI Joe that we had as children, when playing with peers.

Like:

"When we were 7 or 8, me and my mates on the block growing up in Englishshire, when we played Action Man we agreed that our Action Men should never fight each-other, only forces of evil and Torry Politicians. We also agreed that if our fellas ever needed to use any imaginary equipment, we'd set it up as an item they already had early in the play session."

Ya know?

I could be wrong, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Hi Ian
no I was thinking about skirmish war-game rules for 1/6th scale... but you have got me thinking - what were my rules?
1. Action man was top dog
2. Non action men were always the baddies
3. Ken was ...ugh.. couldn't even talk about him....
4. to Make Italian troops put a US helmet on backwards.
5. All Sindy and Barbies must meet a terrible death ( throw out of window)

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:43 pm

We could make our own rules for a VAM Wargame, play it online in it's own special section?

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:50 pm

lol! lol!  Love the rules Steve!

...but I think you mean something along the lines of Games Workshop's 'Inquisitor' game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquisitor_(game)

In a war game scenarios the larger the scale, the less models it's realistically practical to use, so the more complex the rules can be per soldier.

I think if we'd still been playing VAM in our teens something like this would have been fun but 10 year old boys prefer to play free style-ie! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi Steve

Brilliant! thanks cheers - I will get searching for a copy of the rules Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 pm

ActionYankee wrote:
We could make our own rules for a VAM Wargame, play it online in it's own special section?

Great Idea Ian !

I've got these rules Steve mentioned on order and a book I've found about war-games in the garden - so should give us a basis to start - I'm wondering if Nerf Guns might be involved lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:08 am

A strong and essential base for any war game involves a couple of Dices Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:05 pm

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lol! lol!  Love the rules Steve!

...but I think you mean something along the lines of Games Workshop's 'Inquisitor' game.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquisitor_(game)

In a war game scenarios the larger the scale, the less models it's realistically practical to use, so the more complex the rules can be per soldier.

I think if we'd still been playing VAM in our teens something like this would have been fun but 10 year old boys prefer to play free style-ie! lol!

Hi Guys
just a quick update. I've now tracked down three rule sets


The first one is based on H G Wells Little Wars - some nice simplicity to this one - HG Wells mad extensive use of firing match sticks form Brittains cannons- I think we can use some NERF to bring that up to date at AM scale ! - especially good for some summer garden skirmishes I think Rolling Eyes Very Happy

The second "Inquisitor" is the GW set of rules Steve aka SomeKindaJoe put me onto . Really nice set and again if wanted to go " in depth" will prove really useful starter for 10 . I'm thinking here of a face off between some key characters Black vs Drago for example.

While i was reading the above the authors were talking about the rule that provided them their inspiration.. The mentioned some Wild West rules called Desperado. So turned the third book up ( part of my B'day treat )

I think these will fit perfectly for the majority of games - high degree of playability vs strict accuracy - So its off to Amazon to buy some D10 !!

I'll have a bit of play around and let you know how they work out - I reckon between us we could test & "publish" our own set of rules for a bit of Action Man fun in the garden this summer:lol:

Thanks again for the leads
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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:06 pm

Doh ! forgot the piccy Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:15 pm

cool stuff Steve bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Cool! Cool
Nice additions! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:48 am

Some basic rules to get the ball rolling:

Characters and equipment with which to build your army are limited to official Palitoy/Hasbro Releases. That way it's relatively fair for everyone to play. (i.e. no inclusion of other 1/6 lines and limited customizations)

Players assign other players backyard missions to complete once theirs is done. Missions should have a clear objective and achievable end.

There are a couple levels of missions, so no matter the size of your collection, you can play.

1: Missions for 10 or more VAM. (Large scale assaults, raids, and similar tasks)

2: Missions for 3-9 VAM. (Recon, demolition, and the like)

3: Missions for 1-2 VAM. (Scouting, sabotage, infiltration, and such)

The way you carry out your assigned mission is up to you, your VAM, and the equipment you have.

I feel like we should include Dice Rolling somehow, but I'm not sure how yet. https://www.random.org/dice/




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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:13 pm

Nothing?

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:36 pm

ActionYankee wrote:
Nothing?

Hi AY,

I'm liking the idea here - I've just got the dice I ordered so I'm going to study the Western Rules and see what a 'stripped back' set might look like.

I think I might start with a simple 1 : 3 shoot out to test the playability cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:05 pm

Found some by sheer happenstance.

The guy's over on the Trenches, and he posted about wanting to optimize his website for mobile (currently it is not).

I clicked on the provided link to find a fun little site. Nothing overly complicated, but it is worth a spin.

At any rate, he's created a set of Wargame rules for Joes/AM/16 figures.

I haven't read the whole set, but I heavily perused them. Looks doable.

http://www.gijoe.50megs.com/

It's called "COMBAT," and you can find the rules as 4 PDFs under the "Miscellaneous" heading.

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PostSubject: Re: Wargame rules with VAM /1/6th scale???   Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:39 am

I think he's done an outstanding job.

I'm going to try something this weekend, see if I can't build a small group in his style.

Maybe work out some possible solo-play rules. Very Happy

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