Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Wargames Rules WWII: Digging up Old Rules and Dusting Them Off (WRG Armour and Infantry 1973)

Now here is a blast from the past, circa 1973 (apparently updated in 1988, but I am under the assumption that it was padded out with Army Lists as opposed to dramatic additions to the rules). The figures are 1:1 so anything bigger than a company looks a challenge but I am "needling" my way through reading them and intend to give them a play test (see below)


I would love to hear from anyone who previously played them, particularly the 1988 version! The only comments so far was from Renko with respect to long ago at the local Hartlepool club, where he remembered several "good" games using them. Then along came Firefly and Korp Commander and hoards of 1/300 tanks.

The temptation I have is to put a small infantry battle together, a platoon attacking a defensive position defended by a reinforced Squad in hasty defensive cover.


5 comments:

DaveM said...

I have that set of WRG rules. Mine is a 1976 reprint (32pp + 5p appendix + quick ref sheet). Confusingly, it is (almost) a completely different set of rules to the WRG set "War Games Rules 1925-1950", published June 1988 (60pp). Let me know if there is anything you want to know about the 1988 set. PS I thought I had seen them for free download somewhere, but I could be wrong...

Cheers, Dave

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Do you mean this link?

http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/wrg.html

There are Infantry Action rules here:
http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/InfantryAction.pdf

Or do I have to but the combines WWII and Modern rule set?
http://www.wrg.me.uk/wrg-me.html
http://www.lulu.com/shop/phil-barker/wargames-rules-for-all-arms-land-warfare-from-platoon-to-battalion-level/paperback/product-22849144.html

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

This guys appraisal of WWII rules seems to hold true:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/53303-13-wwii-rules-ultimate-pointless-review

DaveM said...

I had a quick look and could only find full downloads of the set you already have, not the 1988 version. There is quite a bit of discussion of the merits of the various iterations of WGR WWII on TMP, eg
http://theminiaturespage.com/rules/boards/msg.mv?id=5280
http://theminiaturespage.com/rules/boards/msg.mv?id=5286
...etc

That is a great overview link and I strongly agree with his comments re both versions of WRG.

Cheers, Dave

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks Dave
They are good reads for sure