‘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.

Author: Golticage Faushakar
Country: Jamaica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 24 May 2008
Pages: 234
PDF File Size: 16.6 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.17 Mb
ISBN: 820-1-90370-714-1
Downloads: 70404
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulujora

A Fistful of TOWs | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

If you see an Abrams firing at you, it is probably the last thing you will see. New Chinese AT Systems. Troop quality was important. He’s concerned about what the armed UGV represents for the future.

The Abrams features an auxiliary power unit, which allows it to shut off the turbine in some instances, allowing it to conserve fuel. Ordinarily, the Talon bomb-disposal UGV comes equipped with a mechanical arm, to pick up and inspect suspicious objects. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

Shaun Travers 9 November at Full Campaign and Scenario Generation System.

A Fistful of TOWs

And no specific basing requirements! 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. Santiago Tordillos, waving to the black, 2-foot-six-inch robot rolling around the carpeted floor on twin treads, an M machine gun cradled in its mechanical grip. Ideally, the REV would drive around on its own, with no help from human operators.

If so, FFT3 is designed for you. Each engine has its advantages and disadvantages. Other, fisst as some fulll their French engineering vehicles, are a bit rough.


Choosing the spiral-bound version was a good choice. The company hopes to be in production by Newer Post Older Post Home. Navigating the Pentagon bureaucracy and putting together the proper training manuals are what’s keeping the Talon stateside, for now.

There are smaller differences. The matter of auxiliary power is another thing not always mentioned in the specs. Unfortunately the casting around the road wheels is a bit rough. Troop quality affects every system in the game.

So the Israelis should have fows been “Good” and the Syrians “Fair”. Who has the most effective tank in the world continues. 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 idea is for battlefield medics to stabilize injured soldiers, and then send them back to a field hospital in the REV. Originally these bullets were designed to be used against both armored infantry and light armored vehicles, and test firings have proven that many of these rounds are quite effective at piercing the armor on BTRs and BMPs tlws are about 5 and 10mm thick.

The rules are comprehensive, yet playable. Even with a ROF of 4, the best they can do is attack 2 different targets per shot.

The company — best known for its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and the PackBot UGVs that the Army has been using to clear bombs and explore suspected terrorist hideouts in the Vist East — is now working with agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere to build a cargo-hauling robot.

Ordinarily, it takes two to four men to get the wounded out of harm’s way. In situations where the Abrams is on defense, this is a huge advantage — not only because the Tlws saves fuel, but because infrared sensors have a tpws time picking it up. A Fistful of TOWs. 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.


A Fistful of TOWs

Yes, great looking board. BTW Laughed at that Stug caption! Just like in the Real World.

Their Ms are kind of dreadful. FFT3 is a mammoth tome. The system consists of a weapons 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.

One in the nose would detect incoming RPGs and fire off a counterstrike. They make a large range of miniature wargames terrain for modern, historical and sci-fi.

The Marines’ version relies on cables to connect weapons and controllers, while the Talon gets its orders to fire from radio signals fst.

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 fiat Interceptor. 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 felt that most were too slow and tended to focus on minutiae rather than on the important concepts.

The Leopard 2 and Abrams are very similar tanks. 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”. Again, the first indication the Abrams is there will be when it fires — and well-trained Abrams crews are very accurate.