Brief Description, Players take the roles of “Combat Group Commanders,” leading ad-hoc battle formations composed of multiple platoon-sized elements. Rules. It looks like there is a renewed interest in the SF Dirtside II set of miniatures rules especially that they are a free download. I thought I would post. Dirtside II and other 6mm scifi combat games has members. Group about scifi ground combat game Dirtside II from company Ground zero games.

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The op-firing unit then loses its phase for that turn. Clayton Randall December 22 at 8: I never got involved with GW at all for many years although I did keep in touch with what they were doing through dirtsdie magazines. They can move first and then fire or fire then move. Is there any unit builder software for DS II? Combat is bloody and dirtskde. Players take the roles of “Combat Group Commanders,” leading ad-hoc battle formations composed diftside multiple platoon-sized elements.

One thing to note if you’re coming to DSII from a non-armored-warfare background is that you need to have a lot more terrain on the table than you would for, say, medievals. Dirtside II and other 6mm scifi combat games Public group. He had always been an inventive sort so I picked up a set to read.

If you have material you would like to make available to the Net, also let us know. I have played Sci-Fi miniature battles for years.


I like this a lot because not only does it force you to think tactically about which units to move sirtside, you get a much closer feel to simultaneous movement.

Matthew Levrier December 27 at 7: Tuffley and Elliot deserve a lot of credit for this system. Nicolas Baban pirate indy. Mine is 60 for a big bus.

The “fast play” combat system dirrtside chartless. My GW marines stayed in that role but were re organised into formal brigades. Rules cover armor, infantry, artillery, combat walkers, and aerospace support forces. December 24 at 7: Danny Gurule dgurule jeppesen. Then one fine day an impulse buy found me as the proud owner of Adeptus Titanicus. There is no perfect vehicle. Now this was a well dirtsidw out game in which huge fighting machines crewed by intrepid operators fought across the landscape of ruined planets 40, years from now.

If you know of other resources for this game, please let us know by sending email to the editor. The rules were fasteasy to understand and had sheer sense of elegance that in have seldom found in commercial rule sets. Bigger vehicles can have heavier armor and bigger guns, but they’re more expensive and easier to hit.


At least that’s how it affected me. Should I build a cheaper tank or go with a more expensive tank.

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Dirtside II

I have been a life long wargamermainly historical with minor flights into fantasy many years ago. The combat system includes factors such as the type of weapon you’re using, how big it is, what the range is, how big the enemy is and thus how easy they are to hityour targeting abilities, the enemy armor, and in the dirteide of missiles and air combat the enemy’s defensive systems.


I also did lots of weapon and head swapping dirteide. With coming to a close I thought a retrospective of things I’ve painted over the dirtaide year might be in order. Should I make a cheaper version. Ok people still died but it felt much more remote. This list is run by fans, though the GZG folks do “monitor” the list.

Then the opposing player moves an entire unit. Each player moves an entire unit. One dirfside the packs included some remarkable figs that I quickly earmarked for the naval marine and that was that. I suppose its what you call a Condor moment. The imperial guard became planetary defence forces. Join Group settings More. Vanguard Miniatures added 3 new photos.

The rules look complex, but with use of the design cards play is fast and easy.

Miniatures Rules: Dirtside II Science Fiction Miniatures Game

How many points is your basic battle taxi. Not detailed but to complicated. Then came tiny tanks and troopers to fight alongside the titans and suddenly I was playing 6mm armoured games again albeit in a fantasy world. It moves, shoots, does everything.