‘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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A Fistful of TOWs

It does not appear that any new models have been added in the last two years, although they are still in production and their customer service fukl excellent. As I continue to “down scale” I am venturing into 6mm. Ordinarily, it takes two to four men to get the wounded out of harm’s way.

As early as March or April, 18 units of the Talon — a model armed with automatic weapons — are scheduled to report for duty in Iraq.

Glad to be toes help. Scotia Micro Models http: In a warren of hangar-sized hotel ballrooms in Orlando, military engineers this week showed off their next generation of robots, as they got the machines ready for the war zone.

The Abrams has three: Apparently there was a new version, so out came the credit card I’ve just ordered some of Khurusan’s new 15mm Syrians as I remember the war from when I was a teenager. Other, such as some of their French engineering vehicles, are a bit rough. That said, the gas turbine on the Abrams is quieter, meaning that opponents without infrared systems will have a harder time detecting the Abrams at night, which can mean their only warning an Abrams is around cist be when the Abrams sends a mm candygram their way — most of the time, the result will be a direct hit.

Which of these four Western tanks is the best?


In anticipation for this, I’ve started looking around for sci-fi miniatures. Chris 9 November at David Cooke 10 November at They have, far and away, the most comprehensive range of modern micro armor of anyone out there. While the steel can keep something out, it also creates nasty spall fragments when a sabot or HESH high-explosive squash head round strikes the tank. Thanks for the review – I have been put off by the price, but your explanation of what you get has changed my mind!

Designed for play with miniatures from 2mm up to 15mm in scale with no modifications.

A two-player battle between a US battalion task force and a Soviet regiment usually takes one to three hours. As the limited performances in the Pentagon’s robot off-road rally in March showed, unmanned drivers are still pretty lousy at handling open, unknown terrain.

While some hate that sort of thing, I find it both fun from a game standpoint and a bit more “realistic. It’s the same goal Army-funded researchers are keeping in mind as they develop an unmanned ambulance.


A Fistful of TOWs

Assault on Hammutal Scenario. 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 Russians have hinted that they might try to issue the new ammunition to regular soldiers and not just special forces. Following the publication of FFT3ttows futuristic titles are in development.

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 whole attack and response would take no more than a few seconds.

It covers combined arms combat from to This page was last edited on 23 Augustat Added to combat records, one can see that the French LeClerc drops back on one major issue: Just like in the Real World. The Leopard 2 has two 7. A second sensor, in the rocket’s side, would go off when the RPG comes within range. In short, the Abrams still takes the title overall, despite arguable deficiencies in range which careful logistics planning can overcomeas its combat record proves.


But the REV also carries an electrically powered, pound, six-wheeled robot with a mechanical arm that can drag a wounded fighter to safety if there isn’t a flesh-and-blood soldier around.

The Abrams features an auxiliary power unit, which allows it to fish off the turbine in some instances, allowing it to conserve fuel.

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It has a range of about a half-mile in urban areas, more in the open desert. Views Read Edit View history. And with the ability to carry four mm rockets or six mm grenades, as well as an M or M machine gun, the robots can take on additional duties fast, said GlobalSecurity. 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.

The Leopard 2 uses a diesel engine, while the Abrams used a gas turbine. It’s a very attractive site and covers most perios.

Posted by evilleMonkeigh at And since Beard designed Toww to easily accommodate multiple players on a side, it usually takes the same amount of time to fight much larger battles. 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.

If you see an Abrams firing at you, it is probably the last thing you will see. However, the results against Western-style armored vehicles are not known since Western vehicles have not been used as test subjects, nor have they been encountered in combat.