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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But while the rules seemed difficult when I read through them, they were very easy to learn by playing.

The c3 and combat systems are quite elegant.

ruled 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 case of missiles and air combat the enemy’s defensive systems. Dirtside II combines all of this information in a simple, easy-to-understand process.

Vehicle design and costing can take a while – rulea that’s mainly because of the tradeoffs involved.

Dirtside II House Rules

There is no perfect vehicle. Bigger vehicles ditside have heavier armor and bigger dortside, but they’re more expensive and easier to hit. Anti-tank guns are great – unless you’re facing infantry. 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.

If two groups of vehicles have line of sight on each other, you can be sure that there are going to be a bunch of dead tanks really quickly. Combat is bloody and quick.


I suspect that is more a function of the genre of armored combat than it is of Dirtside II dirstide, though. All in all, a great game at a good price. Tuffley and Elliot deserve a lot of credit for this system. Danny Gurule dgurule jeppesen.

Finally got to try Dirt Side II.


The rules look complex, but with use of the design cards play is fast and easy. The rules could be used for any thing from WWII to the future. Morale is easy and seems realistic. I have to admit that DS2 is one damn good game.

The way that GW is treating Epic I fear for its future, so I guess I’ll be playing a lot more Dirtside from now on, at the very least a lot more for the next year or so. Nicolas Baban pirate indy. Each player moves an entire unit.

Dirtside II House Rules | The Warbard

It moves, shoots, does everything. Then the opposing player moves an entire unit. The player with fewer total units has the choice of whether to go first or second. I like this a djrtside because not only does it force you to think tactically about which units to move when, you get a much closer feel to simultaneous movement.

Miniatures Rules: Dirtside II Science Fiction Miniatures Game

Units get two sections to their phase, movement and combat action. They can move first and then fire or fire then move. That way you can sneak up and fire on a unit before it gets a chance to move. Opportunity fire can be taken by any unit dirtwide hasn’t moved yet and sees an enemy unit move. The op-firing unit then loses its phase for that turn. If you would like to add your opinion to this webpage, use the following form or send email to the editor.


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Players take the roles of “Combat Group Commanders,” leading ad-hoc battle formations composed of multiple platoon-sized elements.

Rules cover armor, infantry, artillery, combat walkers, and aerospace support forces. The “fast play” combat system is chartless.

A points system allows competing forces to be compared, and a vehicle design dirtsice allows players to add innovative vehicles.

One combat turn represents approximately 15 minutes. Each miniature represents an individual combatant. Designed for use with 1: Jon Tuffley jon gzero.

When first I read through the rules, I thought, “Oh no – they’re horribly complicated and difficult to understand. The alternate platoon activation is quite nice, as are the morale rules. I have played Sci-Fi miniature battles for years. Probably one of the best sets for the money.

This game has a great system. This is, I believe, the best dritside to date that anyone has come up with.

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