The game on trial on Monday was a trial of the Tomorrow's War Rules for Sci-Fi combat that several at the club have picked up to have a try to see how they play, with a number having already picked up the Force on Force rules and after a couple of games, seemed OK for Modern Warfare, so worth a try.
To keep it simple we tried the basic start up scenario in the rule book, the old faithful - 'Rescue the downed pilot from the midst of of occupied territory' story. With three squads of Marines against four squads of local type regulars on a 3' x 3' table.
We played the scenario twice with each of taking a turn at being the Marines and both times the Marines walked it, in my case literally strolling in shooting everything that moved and strolled out again, Kev doing it slighlty with more alacrity but the end result the same - a walk over for the Marines.
We realise the scenario is just an introduction to the rules but it's not very balanced and the Marines could probably succede with two maybe even one squad at a push and would probably give a more interesting game. But the game did what we set out to do and get a trial of the rules.
The up shot of that is...not quite sure really about how I feel about the rules. Something didn't sit well with Kev in agreement with this. His felling was that the game would probably feel better in 15mm and this did seem to make sense (we were using 28mm figs) as the whole thing seemed wrong scale wise with the apparent closeness of the figures and the lack of much happening as lots of troops blazed away at what appeared to be point blank range, and nothing very much happening, just didn't feel right.
In reality, another couple of games will be required to get a better handle on the rules and we've organised an urban fight-fest next month with two even (not to say identical forces) battling it out and see if it was just the scenario that sucked. Watch thyat space.
As a result the rest of the week I have been laid low feeling like I've been kicked in the face by a very angry horse (which I haven't) plus the usual snotters, temperature etc etc so generally bugger all done really. Feeling better now and feeling like I want to get things done again but with tomorrow being the Impetus tounament I've prudently called off my inclusion in the event rather than give one and all the bug from hell (Hopefully I haven't given the bug to Kev ;-) ). Hope the tourney goes well for all and everyone enjoys the event. Maybe can make it next time.