Chris Brutsche, creator of the Fields of Fire™ FastPlay Rules, sat down to provide a little background information on the game.
Q: Tell us a little about the thoughts behind Fields of Fire™.
A: Our premise when designing Fields of Fire™ is that gamers want to game, not spend endless hours cross-referencing countless tables and charts to determine whether or not their die roll was successful. With this in mind, we have created a condensed set of rules and charts. There is enough nformation to differentiate between various classes of units, but without the grinding detail required for each individual type of vehicle ever produced. We want you to be able to pick up the rules, select a few units and be ready to play in a brief period of time.
Q: How does the game work?
A: Fields of Fire™ is a set of rules for use with military miniatures (either Micro Armour® or 15 mm). The information within Fields of Fire™ is sufficient to play a tactical level game involving twenty to thirty pieces per side within four hours.
Q: Sounds great-but what if I’d like to try it out first?
A: To help whet your appetite and give you a taste of the rules, we have a free download of the very basics that you need to play an armored battle during 1980s Europe. Once you have tried these beginner rules, you can buy our set of core rules which add in artillery and infantry for combined arms warfare. The core set also includes a section of more advanced rules allowing for the introduction of helicopters, air defense, and mine warfare into your game! The time period that is covered runs from roughly the mid-1970s through modern day. This allows for playing battles ranging from Arab-Israeli fights in the Sinai and Golan heights through Indo-Pakistani and South African border clashes to theoretical fights over the Fulda Gap in 1980’s Germany. On a more modern theme, you can re-fight the Battle of 73 Easting (US vs. Iraq) or the Battle of Khafji (Saudi/Kuwaiti vs Iraq) from Operation Desert Storm or the drive to topple Saddam Hussein during the 2003 invasion of Iraq
We know you’ll find Fields of Fire™ to be a fun, easy miniatures game that is very versatile. Our FastPlay rules set uses a single page of charts and single die type (10-sided). You can be up and running in just a few minutes! It’s a great way to sample the game and see why so many love this game. So follow the link below to download the beginner rules and take your first step into the Fields of Fire™!
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