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Cornered Wolf (Chechen Wars)

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Chaos, Simplicity and the Russo-Chechen Wars

Cornered Wolf is a skirmish game aimed at 15mm, 20mm or 28mm miniatures, and aimed at representing the chaos of urban combat with the simplest possible rules.

Uncertain activation, randomly generated forces, deployment that will throw you immediately into chaos, and quick and deadly rules will have you wargaming Chechnya in no time at all. Perfect for playing with younger family members, or for those of you who would prefer to make tactical decisions rather than look up a rule, Cornered Wolf provides everything you need for infantry, weapon teams, vehicles, multi-level buildings and suppression.

These rules cover the basic infantryman armed with AK-47 or AK-74, RPG, SVD sniper rifle or PKM. Weapon Teams like the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher, NSV heavy machine gun, 'fagot' anti-tank missile and mortars are also covered.

Rules for vehicles cover the BTR-80, BMP-1 / BMP-2, ZSU-23-4 Shilka, 2K22 Tunguska, T-72 / T-80 and MT-LB.

While the basis of this game is kept simple (No markers or tokens needed!), extended rules are provided for players to introduce more detail. Extended rules allow troops to ride along inside (and on top of) vehicles, while extended wounding rules allow carrying wounded and loading them into vehicles. Evacuating wounded could potentially save you some points with regards to completing your mission objective.

A points system is also provided for those who aren't too keen on randomly generated forces, although we strongly recommend at least trying the random generation as it makes for very interesting and still quite balanced games.

A printer-friendly version of the rules is supplied.

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Iván D March 30, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
I have bought the ruleset and it looks like very interesting, easy to learn and suitable for Africa too.
Any advice to use troops with different experience, like Militia vs Professional?
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Tom J March 31, 2018 12:48 am UTC
Hi Iván, the easiest way to implement better quality forces would be to allow them to hit better: Small arms would hit on 3+ instead of 4+ in the open, and 5+ instead of 6+ in cover. Blast weapons would hit on 3+, and 4+ in cover.
I'm not sure what the balance would be like with the randomly generated forces, but you may need to slightly reduce the size of the more elite forces infantry units.

With regards to the points system, a slight increase would be necessary for the more elite force. Perhaps 6 or 7 points for each soldier with an AK-74, 8 or 9 points for a soldier with a PKM, etc.

Hope that helps!
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Iván D March 31, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Thanks! Very smooth and easy.
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Christopher L March 28, 2018 11:15 pm UTC
How many miniatures per side?
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Michael C March 28, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
From the Full-size preview:
You will need 2 armies of opposing miniatures in your chosen scale, around 20 infantry per side, as well as heavy weapons like RPGs and Machine Guns. The Russian side will need a few vehicles such as the T-72, BTR-80, BMP-1 or BMP-2 and Shilka. Anywhere from 1 – 6 of these in total will be enough. The Chechens will need a BTR-80 or two and a BMP or two (can be BMP-1 or BMP-2).
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Iván D March 28, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Hi, is it suitable for solo gaming?
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Tom J March 29, 2018 12:53 am UTC
Hi Ivan, there are no specific solo rules, but I've heard it works quite well solo due to the uncertain activation. Obviously you would need to control both sides though :)
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