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‘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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A Fistful of TOWs

Armor penetration is the same as the 7N10 at meters. More than a hundred of the robots are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan, with an kf amount on order from the UGV’s maker, Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm Foster-Miller. Glad to be of help. In addition, he believed that speed of play was critical in any simulation of modern warfare, so he streamlined every FFT subsystem to speed up play.

Views Read Edit View history. Choosing the spiral-bound version was a good choice. Again, the first indication the Abrams is there will be when it fires — and well-trained Tws crews are very accurate.

Body Armor Piercing Bullets. In anticipation for this, I’ve started looking around for sci-fi miniatures. FFT3 is a mammoth tome.

A Fistful of TOWs

The Challenger is slow, but heavily armored. The issue would be a realistic scale so tank gun toss don’t seem ridiculously short. Thanks for the review – I have been put off by the price, but your explanation of what you get has changed my mind! Next time I will add artillery, airstrikes and ATGM’s, but the basics of vehicle to vehicle combat and infantry combat felt “right” to me. Different weapons can be interchanged on the system — the M16, theor caliber machine guns, or the M —A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher.

A typical game turn should average no more than 15 minutes. For years, the Pentagon and defense contractors have been toying with the idea of sending armed, unmanned ground vehicles, or UGVs, into battle.


Around the same time, the first prototypes of a new, unmanned ambulance should be ready for the Army to start testing. The Leopard stores some of its main gun ammunition ffist the crew compartment, and uses steel as its liner.

Shaun Travers 9 November at The Robotic Extraction Vehicle, or REV, is a foot-long, 3,pound robot that can tuck a pair of stretchers — and life-support systems — beneath its armored skin. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. In addition to its compact size and light weight, the weapon is unique is that it is specifically designed to penetrate body armor.

Jake Collins’ Orders of Battle. Which toss these four Western tanks is the best? My personal preference is that rules have some mechanism to represent the possibility that orders are misinterpreted or simply not followed in a timely fashion.

And with the ability to carry four mm rockets or six mm grenades, as well as an M or M machine gun, the robots can take on additional duties fast, said GlobalSecurity.

Unfortunately the casting around the road wheels is a bit rough. As early as March or April, 18 units of the Talon — a model armed with automatic weapons — are scheduled oc report for duty in Iraq.

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 on BTRs and BMPs which are about 5 od 10mm thick.

Posted by evilleMonkeigh at However, the results against Western-style armored vehicles are not known since Western vehicles have not been used as test subjects, nor have they been encountered in combat.

FFT3 provides a very quick, clean game. This means that game designers must ration the amount of detail and abstract anything that is not critical to the game. Infantry tend to dominate in built up areas and can be deadly in close quarters against unsupported vehicles. Navigating the Pentagon bureaucracy and putting together the proper training manuals are what’s keeping the Talon stateside, for now.


I chose “Average” for the Syrians because Fis thought making them “Fair” or “Marginal” would make things too lopsided in favor of the Israelis and make for a not very fun game. Retrieved from ” https: The Leopard 2 and Abrams are very similar tanks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Unknown 8 November at Really makes me want to try the rules out. Actually putting together the robots was a remarkably straightforward job, said Tordillos, who works in the Army’s Armaments Engineering and Technology Center.

Santiago Tordillos, waving to the black, 2-foot-six-inch robot rolling around the carpeted floor on twin treads, an M machine gun cradled in its mechanical grip. This is important — an uninjured crew can fight back even if the tank is damaged. The tank defied American efforts to destroy it in place, and after being recovered had the turret replaced and was back with its unit in 24 hours.

David Cooke 10 November at I chose “Excellent” for the Israelis because I wanted to represent the desperate nature of their fight. Ordinarily, the Talon bomb-disposal UGV comes equipped with a mechanical arm, to pick up and inspect suspicious objects. That leaves the Big Three of Western tanks.

That said, it is much slower than the other two 56 kilometers an hour vs. But this early version will be limited, Howe said. The rules are comprehensive, yet playable. Fast to resolve and no pre-plotting required.

With some hindsight and time, would you know how it compares to Spearhead which seems to have a bit aging mecanism? We could be the ones that wind up looking like Terminators, in the world’s eyes.