‘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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Version 2 FFT2 covers battles from through It covers combined arms combat from to He felt that most were too slow and tended to focus on minutiae rather than on the important concepts. After an eight-hour game of Combined Arms that only resolved four turns and ended in a fistflu when the players all had to go home, Ty decided to design his own game.


This means that game designers must ration the amount of detail and abstract anything that is not critical to the game. Meaning that, in the case of FFTthe vehicle combat system fistgul fairly detailed, while the rules for artillery fire are abstract.

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. As a result, turns typically take only 10 minutes or so.

A two-player battle between a US battalion task force and a Soviet regiment usually takes one to three hours. And since Beard designed FFT to easily accommodate multiple players on a side, it usually takes the same amount of time to fight much larger battles.

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