‘A Fistful of TOWs’ (FFoT) is a set of rules for modern miniatures wargaming. It is designed around 6mm (micro armor) scale miniatures with each miniature (or. As I continue to “down scale” I am venturing into 6mm. I remembered trying A Fistful of Tows maybe 10 years ago – a demo ruleset with a strong. A Fistful of TOWs 3 – Free Preview – A free, more comprehensive sample of all the crunchy goodness packed into A Fistful of TOWs 3’s pages.

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Troop quality affects every system in the game. Their Ms are kind of dreadful. I actually designed it so that I could play with the zillions of 6mm tanks that I had accumulated.

The Russians have hinted that they might try to issue the new ammunition to regular soldiers and not just special forces. The Leopard stores some of its main gun ammunition in the crew compartment, and uses steel as its liner. A two-player battle between a US battalion task force and a Soviet regiment usually takes one to three hours. Apparently there was a new version, so out came the credit card Even with a ROF of 4, the best they can do is attack 2 different targets per shot.

Clean and simple, the command system accurately models mechanized command and control, without a bunch of leader stands cluttering up the playing surface. The only margin of error has been in sighting, he added. Designed for play with miniatures from 2mm up to 15mm in scale with no modifications. The matter of auxiliary power is another thing not always mentioned in the specs. However, the results against Western-style armored vehicles fo not known since Western vehicles have not been used as test subjects, nor have they been encountered in combat.

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Ordinarily, it takes two to four men to get the wounded out of harm’s way. For years, the Pentagon and defense contractors have been toying with the idea of sending armed, unmanned ground vehicles, or UGVs, into battle. Originally these bullets were designed to be used against both armored infantry and light armored vehicles, and test firings have proven that many of these rounds are quite effective at piercing the armor fukl BTRs and BMPs which are about 5 and 10mm thick.


Another round known as the 7N13, chambered for 7. The M-Gator is a six-wheeled, diesel mini-Jeep that soldiers use to schlep about 1, pounds of gear.

A second sensor, in the rocket’s side, would go off when the RPG comes within range. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

Most small arms still in production by the Russian Federation have some sort of armor-piercing ammunition made for them.

The Abrams keeps its main gun ammo in a separate compartment and has a spall liner while using aluminum, reducing casualties when an Abrams is hit. And with the ability to carry four mm rockets or six mm grenades, as toss as an M or M machine gun, the robots can take on additional duties fast, said GlobalSecurity.

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With those loses there was no way the Israelis could hold off the Syrian advance and the Syrian formations were able to advance into the Galilee. I remembered trying A Fistful of Tows maybe 10 years ago – a demo ruleset with a strong design philosophy with a commitment to balancing playability with realism, and allowing fast turns with lots of units.

With some hindsight and time, would you know how it compares to Spearhead which seems to have a bit aging mecanism? Ideally, the REV would drive around on its own, with no help from human operators. Four cameras and a pair of night-vision binoculars allow the robot to operate at all times of the day. I’ve full the Golan Heights using CWC – it was a great game and the fog of war command system really makes for some interesting ebbs and flows.



Views Read Edit View history. Body Armor Piercing Bullets. It covers combined arms combat from to Now, the brigade wants 18 of the UGVs to watch fulk backs of its Stryker armored vehicles.

This was proven In Desert Storm, when an Abrams stuck in the mud continued fighting od taking three hits from the main guns of Iraqi T tanks — and promptly dispatched the offending Ts. Maybe it would have made more sense to give them a bonus on their QC roll to represent that instead of rating them “Excellent” which also provides a better rate of fire and better chance to hit.

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Posted by evilleMonkeigh at Really makes me want to try the rules out. Fast to resolve and no pre-plotting required. As the limited performances in the Pentagon’s robot off-road rally in March showed, unmanned drivers are still pretty lousy at handling open, unknown terrain. That said, the gas turbine on the Abrams is quieter, meaning that opponents without infrared systems will have a harder time detecting the Abrams at night, which can mean their only warning an Abrams is around could be when the Abrams sends a mm candygram their way — most of the time, the result will be a direct hit.

The company fjst best known for its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and the Twos UGVs that the Army has been using to clear bombs and explore suspected terrorist hideouts in the Middle East — is now working with agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere to build a cargo-hauling robot.