"There will be no Dunkirk here. If we have to get out we will fight our way out. There will be no surrender and no retreat"
Australian General Les Morshead. Hero of Tobruk.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Disposable Heroes: Point Blank
Everyone who knows me and follows my blog knows I am an Iron Ivan Fanboy. Disposable Heroes is my favourite wargame of all time. If Iron Ivan jazzed up the rulebook into full colour it would be HUGE.
The latest rule book from the lads is Point Blank. A squad level skirmish game. Average of 10 figures per side. The rules use the same mechanics as Disposable Heroes so I am keen to try them out. Best thing is I already have the figures. As soon as these rules arrive I will be posting battle reports.
From their website :
Point Blank is a brand new squad level skirmish system for 1:1 modern tactical firearm combat. Players are in charge of a squad or several fire teams and control the individual actions of their soldiers, weapon teams, vehicles or support weapons. The rules are focused on the tactical concepts of fire and maneuver, command and control, and morale as well as training and experience. Any period of modern firearms combat can be simulated, from The Great War all the way to today and beyond.
The Point Blank book contains everything you need to run games with infantry, artillery, and vehicles as well as rules for spotting and hiding, as well as night, weather, smoke, and fog. There are three major periods represented for the army lists in the book: WWII (which includes Germany, U.S., Soviet, British, French, and Polish. Vietnam (which includes U.S., ARVN, Australian, NVA, and VC. As well as modern forces for the Global War on Terror or any other modern hot spot (which includes U.S., British, Mujaheddin, and Insurgent). Rounding out the book are three scenarios, each one concentrating on one of the periods covered in the book and focusing on a tactical concept. The missions include Combat Patrol, Ambush, and a VIP Snatch. There is lots more besides in this 94 page rulebook to keep players busy and gaming.