‘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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Thanks for the review – I have been put off by the price, but your explanation of what you get has changed my mind! FFT3 is a mammoth tome. But the REV also carries an electrically powered, pound, six-wheeled robot with gull mechanical arm that can drag a wounded fighter to safety if there isn’t a flesh-and-blood soldier around.

This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Unfortunately the casting around the road wheels is a bit rough. Each engine has its advantages and disadvantages. That’s just not enough to whittle down the Syrians before they close into effective range. Some pieces, such as their UK Saxons, are very good. 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.

Shaun Travers 9 November at As the limited performances in fulo Pentagon’s robot off-road rally in March showed, unmanned drivers towws still pretty lousy at towe open, unknown terrain. With some hindsight and time, would you know how it compares to Spearhead which seems to have a bit aging mecanism?

Do you enjoy fighting mechanized battles in miniature? It’s a very attractive site and covers most perios.

It does not appear that any new models have been added in the last two years, although they are still in production and their customer service is excellent. Newer Post Older Post Home.


Thanks for taking the time to review FFT3. This was for them really a no retreat situation. Apparently there was a new version, so out came the credit card Clean and simple, the command system accurately models mechanized command and control, without fisf bunch of leader stands cluttering up the playing surface.

Choosing the spiral-bound version was a good choice.

The Challenger is slow, but heavily armored. So the Israelis should have just been “Good” and the Syrians “Fair”. Meaning that, in the case of FFTthe vehicle combat system is fairly detailed, while the rules for artillery fire are abstract.

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Remember the free demo rules I linked have all the essentials to try out the game, so you can check it out before “taking the plunge”. 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. It has an autoloader — which is much slower and maintenance-intensive than a year-old private. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for the review. Talon robots have been used in about 20, missions in Iraq and Afghanistan That said, it is much slower than the other two 56 kilometers an hour vs. For years, the Pentagon and defense contractors have been toying with the idea of sending armed, unmanned ground vehicles, or UGVs, into battle.

The matter of auxiliary power is another thing not always mentioned in the specs. Actually putting together the robots was a remarkably straightforward job, said Tordillos, who works in the Army’s Armaments Engineering and Technology Center. 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.


He’s concerned about what the armed UGV represents for the future. This means it is that much harder for infantry to sneak up on the Abrams than it would be to sneak up on a Leopard.

Chris 9 November at We could be the ones that wind up looking like Terminators, in the world’s eyes.

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I’m new to miniature wargames, I only build scale models, but only for display. Baddest Tank In the World Full Campaign and Scenario Generation System. I’ll post the results here.

The Russians have hinted that they might try to issue the new ammunition to regular soldiers and not just special forces.

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Rull issue would be a realistic scale so tank gun ranges don’t seem ridiculously short. The M-Gator is a six-wheeled, diesel mini-Jeep that soldiers use to schlep about 1, pounds of gear. With a single game system and data set, you can fight engagements from diverse times and conflicts of your choosing—such as Poland inFrance inKiev inTunisia inKursk inBastogne inthe Ruhr inthe Tet Offensive inthe Golan Heights inthe Fulda Gap inIraq in andand many, many more.

I’ve played 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. The whole attack and response would take no more than a few seconds.