Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Rules Men Under Fire

I certainly don't need another set - though being one who appreciates a nice set of rules, I may pick this up sometime in the future: Men Under Fire from the same team that brings us Command Decision. I'll let them explain it, cause they'll do so much better. This is straight from their site.

Again, I'm putting this on my site 'cause I like the way this company does rules and the support they show their fans. I don't own it or any stock - disclosure complete:

Men Under Fire is a one-to-one scale game, using individually-mounted figures, vehicles, and heavy weapons. It is a tactical game, not a skirmish game. Players control as much as a full company of troops on the table, and maneuver squads and platoons as units. The game uses D6-based fast-playing rules, while still capturing the command challenges of keeping a squad or platoon moving forward under enemy fire.
• Complete rules, easy to read, with extensive diagrams, and design notes spread throughout the text which explain the reasoning behind the rules and give historical examples.
• The Just Another Mission system for generating historical forces for balanced one-on-one battle games.
• Unit organizations for the US Army, US Marine Corps, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union throughout World War II. • Complete equipment lists for all of the above armies. Visit for free downloads of additional unit organizations, weapons data, and much more.


  1. I'm totally hooked by "I Ain't Been Shot Mum" for company-sized games; nonetheless I'll take a look for sure to this new set

  2. Men Under Fire has this interesting approach that the figures are single-base mounted, but that it's stated it's a "tactical" wargame, and not a skirmish set of rules (like the new Bolt Action rules will be)......that got me interested enough to order the rules! Oh, in addition to ordering Blot Action too. :)))

    1. You rules junkie!

      Takes one to know one!

      I ain't been shut mum is essentially the same. The difference is that they're probably not concerned if a guy is prone or out of bullets/grenades. In skirmish each stand is an individual unit with decisions to make. Where as tactical makes the fire team or squad as the lowest level of detail.

      This is how IABSM is anyway.

    2. Hey Todd, I think we've both probably been spending too much on this endless rules pursuit, and......"Blot" Action......I hope that wasn't a premonition! :)))