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‘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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Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Orphaned articles from February All orphaned articles. The Abrams keeps its main gun ammo in a separate compartment and has a spall liner while using aluminum, reducing casualties when an Abrams is hit.

And as far as we can tell, the largest set of army lists ever printed in a single volume. In practice, the robot would either be driven by a person with a joystick, or it would get around by itself by sticking to carefully preplanned routes. In situations where the Abrams is on defense, this is a huge advantage — not only because the Abrams saves fuel, but because infrared sensors have a harder time picking it up.

Navigating the Pentagon bureaucracy and putting together the proper training manuals are what’s keeping the Talon stateside, for now.

Who has the most effective tank in the world continues. Choosing the spiral-bound version was a good choice. Retrieved from ” https: There are smaller differences. The fixt consists of a tosw platform mounted on a Talon robot [which] began helping with military operations in Bosnia indeployed to Afghanistan in early and has been in Iraq since the war started, assisting with improvised explosive device detection and removal.

You’ve got ttows have these,” he said, waving a set of small, silvery keys, which fit into a lock on the Talon’s briefcase-sized controller. Troop quality was important. I chose “Average” for the Syrians because I thought making them “Fair” or “Marginal” would make things too lopsided in favor of the Israelis and make for a not very fun game.


I’ve always wondered about these rules. Thank you for the review. Braxen 31 May at They had no choice but to hold out to the bitter end. The idea is for battlefield medics to stabilize injured soldiers, and then send them back to a field fisy in the REV. Assault on Hammutal Scenario. 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.

The Urban Bunnie’s Ramblings: Fist Full of Tows weekend

Around the same time, the first prototypes of a fulk, unmanned ambulance should be ready for the Army to start testing. 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.

That’s fhll of the reasons why iRobot’s new UGV will still have a steering wheel inside, so it can be driven by a human, too. They were just out of range however. The Marines’ version relies on cables to connect weapons and controllers, while the Talon gets tpws orders to fire from radio signals instead.

And a point system to help balance scenarios. Glad to be of help. As I continue to “down scale” I am venturing into 6mm.

A Fistful of TOWs

This is a follow on to my previous post where I described a small solo game I put together to try Fistful of Tows 3. The issue would be a realistic scale so tank gun ranges don’t seem ridiculously short. Virtually Every Major Weapon System from the s to present is covered, along with data for different time periods and conflicts. With those loses there was no way the Israelis could hold off the Syrian advance and the Syrian formations were able to advance into the Galilee.

One thing is certain, though, any hostile force with access to this ammunition would make life extremely difficult for troops wearing even high-quality body armor like the Interceptor. Different weapons can be interchanged on the system — the M16, theor caliber machine guns, or the M —A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher. On the one hand, this could make our flesh-and-blood soldiers so hard to get to that traditional war — a match of relatively evenly matched peers — could become a thing of the past,” he said.


The tank defied American efforts to destroy it in place, and after being recovered had the turret replaced and was back with its unit in 24 hours. IRobot wants to have a robotic version ready by next year, so it can show it off to the Army and try to get funding for a full line of the vehicles, which would work as mechanical pack mules.

And no specific basing requirements! While some hate that sort of thing, I find it both fun from a game standpoint and a bit more “realistic. The Leopard 2 has none. BTW Laughed at that Stug caption! 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”.

The Abrams has three: This was proven In Desert Storm, when an Abrams stuck in the mud continued fighting despite taking three hits from the main guns of Iraqi T tanks — and promptly dispatched the offending Ts.

The Leopard 2 and Abrams are very similar tanks.

But this early version will be limited, Howe said. Baddest Tank In the World And for those of you who might be worried about the robot getting loose with a “runaway gun,” Tordillos orders you to relax. I’ll post the results here. They also sell a good line of toes equipment, such as generic towed mm mortars and 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.