Category: IABSM

I Ain’t Been Shot Mum (IABSM) is a company level set of by the Two Fat Lardies. Originally for World War II there are variants for the African Bush Wars, including the Portuguese Colonial War, and the Lebanon War. I don’t play IABSM but I am interested in the African and Middle-Eastern settings.

Wargaming Rules for WW2

There are lots of wargaming rules for World War 2. These are the ones I play: Crossfire, Megablitz, Rapier Offensive and Engle Matrix Games. One day I might write up my thoughts on the competitors, of which there are many.

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What wargaming rules to use for the Portuguese Colonial War

Of course I’m interested in wargaming the Portuguese Colonial War. The question is what rules?

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Converting from I Ain’t Been Shot Mum (IABSM) to Crossfire

I Ain’t Been Shot Mum (IABSM) by Richard Clarke and Nick Skinner, like Crossfire, is a company level set of rules for WW2. I’m not interested in moving from Crossfire but the Two Fat Lardies, the publisher of IABSM, put out some nicely presented scenarios and campaign supplements that I’d like to use. One such supplement is B’Maso! The winds of change wars in Africa and I’m keen to try out some of the ideas. You’ll need those books to make sense of this.

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Converting from other Game Systems to Crossfire

Some musing on Converting from other Game Systems to Crossfire. There are a lot of WW2 game systems out there and many come with interesting scenarios. Here are my thoughts on how to convert from some games systems to Crossfire to expand my range of Crossfire Scenarios:

Wargaming Rules for the Rif Wars

Any small scale Colonial, WWI or WWII set of rules will work for the Rif Wars. Check out Colonial Wargames: Rules or Major General Tremorden Rederring’s Colonial-era Wargames Page: Rules for longer lists of Colonial period rules, but choices include . . .

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