rule variants welcome to ground zero. Dirtside II WITH LASER AND CHAINSAW. FOR EMPIRE OR ANARCHY. Groundside combat in a far flung future. A group of us here in Victoria, BC, Canada who play Dirtside II regularly. Individually & collectively, we’ve come up with some house rules to. 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.

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Gradually other interests came rulex went and somewhere in the process I moved from England to Spain. Anti-tank guns are great – unless you’re facing infantry.

They can move first and then fire or fire then move. He had always been an inventive sort so I picked up a set to read.

Dirtside II –

Next I worked on unit organisation. If you fail your morale rrules, keep testing until you pass. Therefore, the following is used: Finally got to try Dirt Side II. These rules represent these Observation Posts OPs on table, and introduce fog-of-war restrictions for both sides: Each successive test is at one less Threat Level than the preceeding one.

Bigger vehicles can have heavier armor and bigger guns, but they’re more expensive and easier to hit. The following pages include the unit organisations, pictures of the troops and some shots of their equipment. Morale is easy and seems realistic. Finally the Ground Zero Games figures became the Imperial guard grunts. If any of these tests kick the Morale below RO, the unit simply disperses, or surrenders.


Miniatures Rules: Dirtside II Science Fiction Miniatures Game

Hard to explain just the way it felt. Rjles start wholly inside their cover, and this led to a problem: Then the opposing player moves an entire unit. Not detailed but to complicated.

Out came the box. Then one fine day an impulse buy found me as the proud owner of Adeptus Titanicus. Basically the route that Golgotha would take. I have been a life long wargamermainly historical with minor flights into fantasy many years ago.

Groundside combat in a far flung future. A 7 is rolled, finally causing a Pass result. The alternate platoon activation is quite nice, as are the morale rules. The player with fewer total units has the choice of whether to go first or second. I enjoyed the 40k fluff but warhammer 40k never really interested me. I spent a bit on separate packs and mixed and matched. One combat turn represents approximately 15 minutes.

It was just too much for me to get to grips with what seems skirmishing with nuclear weapons. Expensive, but worth it.

The rules look complex, but with use of the design cards play is fast and easy. It moves, shoots, does everything.

Dirtside II House Rules

For others, overhead surveillance is assumed and all units have to be in cover. The op-firing unit then loses its phase for that turn. It can move any unit into one of rulew two alternate, pre-planned positions. Tuffley and Elliot deserve a lot of credit for this system. This vehicle holds the remote piloting and targetting links, comms rirtside, etc.


It can see the enemy. This is, I believe, the best system to date that anyone has come up with. Place “subscribe gzg-l” in the body of the message, and send it to majordomo csua. Units get two sections to their phase, movement and combat action. As a result of some untimely wars in which real people die and sometimes are known personally or even friends, the ultra modern scene can start to be uncomfortable.

Most of the time, the regular interrupt rulex rules should still be used — Overwatch is intended to cover some of the exploitable loopholes in the move squence. I never unfortunately came to terms with Games workshops alien cultures so my games remained strictly human and rulles imperial troopers and marines against rebel troopers.