rule variants welcome to ground zero. Dirtside II WITH LASER AND CHAINSAW. FOR EMPIRE OR ANARCHY. Groundside combat in a far flung future. A group of us here in Victoria, BC, Canada who play Dirtside II regularly. Individually & collectively, we’ve come up with some house rules to. It looks like there is a renewed interest in the SF Dirtside II set of miniatures rules especially that they are a free download. I thought I would post.

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If you have material you would like to make available to the Net, also let us know. I suspect that is more a function of the genre of armored combat than it is of Dirtside IIthough. I also did lots of weapon and head swapping too. This reflects the missing crew member s. Expensive, but worth it. The combat system includes factors such as the type of weapon you’re using, how big it is, what the range is, how big the enemy is and thus how easy they are to hityour targeting abilities, the enemy armor, and in the case of missiles and air combat the enemy’s defensive systems.

This is, I believe, the best system to date that anyone has come up with. I enjoyed the 40k fluff but warhammer 40k never really interested me. The way that GW is treating Epic I fear for its future, so I guess I’ll be playing a lot more Dirtside from now on, at the very least a lot more for the next year or so.


I dirtslde that abstract solutions were no longer possible. The alternate platoon activation is quite nice, as are the morale rules. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A 7 is rolled, finally causing a Pass result. It can pass a rally check and do whatever the overall HQ player wants it to do.

Dirtside II

One combat turn represents approximately 15 minutes. I have to admit that DS2 is one damn good game. I dirtsude a bit on separate packs and mixed and matched. That old interest in sc-fi lingered on however. The best approach I can think of goes like this: Then rulrs fine day an impulse buy found me as the proud owner of Adeptus Titanicus. Out came the box. For others, overhead surveillance is assumed and all units have to be in cover.

Most of the time, the regular interrupt firing rules should still be used — Overwatch is intended to cover some of the exploitable loopholes in the move squence. If you know of other resources for this game, please let us know by sending email to the editor. One thing to note if you’re coming to DSII from a non-armored-warfare background is that you need to have a lot more terrain on the table than you would for, say, medievals.

The platoon remains at BR.

Dirtside II House Rules

Bigger vehicles can have heavier armor and bigger guns, but they’re more expensive and easier to hit. This would simulate the tendency for inexperienced units to shoot prematurely in ambushes.

Each successive test is at one less Threat Level than the preceeding one. Martin Pohl Back to Top Share this: That way you can sneak up and fire on a unit before it gets dirtsire chance to move.


We dirtsive the following system: Morale is easy and seems realistic. Keep rolling past the third confidence drop. Dirtsice other interests came and went and somewhere in the process I moved from England to Spain. If two groups of vehicles have line of sight on each other, you can be sure that there are going to be a bunch of dead tanks really quickly.

Ok people still died but it felt much more remote. My armies were organised and equipped and the battles began. Vehicle design and costing can take a while – but that’s mainly because of the tradeoffs involved.

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I never unfortunately came to terms with Games workshops alien cultures so my games remained strictly human and involved imperial troopers and marines against rebel troopers. A dirtdide system allows competing forces to be compared, and a vehicle design system allows players to add innovative vehicles.

As a result of some untimely wars eirtside which real people die and sometimes are known personally or even friends, the ultra modern scene can start to be uncomfortable. I never got involved with GW at all for many years although I did keep in touch with what they were doing through the magazines. Jon Tuffley jon gzero.