First up, the forces:
|Sepulvedan Resistance from Khurasan - please excuse the leaning wall in the background. I rushed that together for photos.|
|Khurasan Sepulvedan Control Forces|
Now, you may have noticed I only have 3 figs for one side. Yes, that is a problem. It won't be until May that I order my next batch from Khurasan, most likely. So, in the meantime, I can try to find a satisying 3-5 aside skirmish system, that ideally can go up to 10 aside and a vehicle- perhaps some kind of RPG Lite. Risus, I'm looking in your direction.
The complete list of contenders:
- Chain Reaction: Final Version
- Chain Reaction (aka Girls & Guns, or is it Guns & Girls?)with the Received Fire rule from MG-42 (I know, I know. I keep trying to find a way to like this game) and the star rules from CRFV.
- Six Gun Sound (1st ed.) - I read somewhere that a space opera is like a Western set in space. Well, these rules are set in the West - what if I mod them for space?
- USE ME -
not really intended for such low figure counts, but I don't see why it couldn't do it.I was grossly mistaken on this. It handles low figure counts as a matter of course.
- FUBAR -
ditto.Not really intended for such low figure counts but I don't see why I couldn't do it.
- Blaster (a more generic version of In the Emperor's Name)
- Risus or some home-grown variation
- Unbelievably Simple Role-playing System (similar to Risus in the mechanics)
- IN-RADIC (the skirmish bits, not the decision engine) - I find this system as is works fine for up to about 5 per side, but breaks down after that. Modifying activation to a card draw, each card = 1 fig, works, although at that point it's not the same game is it?
- Gut Check!
- and the long shots: Mutant Futures and Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn, Digitally Remastered ed. (unless I buy a copy of Alpha Dawn on e-bay first)
All of these are free, save two and they were $5 pdfs.
I intend to play a set of 3 simple scenarios with all the rule sets to see which works best for me, although I may whittle some away before I set a mini on the table. More details once play testing begins.