Sunday, 14 February 2010

HOF Fire Team: 15mm Skirmish Rules

Gavin at has asked me to lead the playtesting on HOF Fire Team. You can also take part in this exciting new gaming project:

HOF Fire Team
is the first miniature wargame in the Hordes of the Future series from HOF Fire Team is a dynamic tactical adventure game with a setting ranging from ultra modern to the far future. HOF Fire Team pits squads of soldiers, guerrillas, police, and outlaws against one another. Use miniatures from your existing collection, on single bases, or add any new ones of your choice.

Players command a number of fireteams, support, command elements. Trusting to sound small unit tactics and the luck of the dice, attempt to carry out set mission objectives. The ‘mission objectives’ will be determined by the scenarios and template missions in the rule book and free from Each being a mini game unto itself with objectives, forces, way points and set up.

HOF Fire Team is played on purpose designed ‘battle boards’ overlaid by a 20mm squared grid. These squares allow for instant measurement of game distances for movement and weapons fire, whilst easily establishing the relation between every miniature in play and any available cover. Using a unique D6 mechanic based on Alternative Armies 28mm scale Firefight 2.0 engine, combined with an innovative ‘tech level’ for all troops and the ‘way point’ mission driver, this game promises fast and intense action in a compact playing area. You can play a game with three fire teams a side (a total of 24 miniatures on the battle boards) in less than fifteen miniatures.

The play-test of HOF Fire Team will be hosted via Dropship Horizon and a purpose created Yahoo Group. Rules and sample battle boards will be available to download and print. All comments are welcome and a special offer will be opened to all Dropship Horizon readers upon the release of the game later this Spring.

More details and full links to follow!

Gavin Syme & Bob Minadeo

If you want to take part,
let me know below.



  1. Mark,

    Count me in! I've been considering doing some hex- or grid-based games to play in limited area, and this sounds like it might be just the thing.


  2. Little Big Wars would also be willing to give it a go; it'd give some purpose to those poor single-based figures I have...



  4. Sounds nifty. Deal me in as well.

  5. Sounds interesting - I'm sure I can find a figure or two :-)


  6. Interesting...dunno if I am nuts about the grid system...but lemme see a copy.

  7. Mark,

    I've got the figures and can try to get the group together for playtest -- both of us -- count me in!

    Abraham Edelheit

    PS please email all the details to this address. Thanks.

  8. Yeah Id like to try it out

  9. I'll certainly be joining in! Joined via the yahoo group but it was via this blog that I found out about it.
    First game coming up tomorrow...