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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE v4 sci-fi wargame rules

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Expanded and radically revised!

Fast and fun game play, revamped morale and control rules, flexible units, heroes; usable with 40k or other sci-fi armies, includes optional background fluff!


THIS IS THE fourth version of the rules, which have radically changed and developed to be virtually an entirely new set. What’s changed? There's been lots of minor developments, but also fluid rules for unit coherence which combined with new unit morale rules work in a unique way. If your grizzled captain leading a unit of conscripts is shot, you could be in trouble!

Shooting has been revamped into a quick and easy system, both for direct and indirect fire. Sequence of play is much more flexible, vehicle and monster hits have variable results, going prone, suppression and overwatch rules have been integrated, etc.

Finally, and while certainly optional since you can use whatever game universe background you like, we’ve beefed up the fluff about our own universe. There are numerous lists giving examples of various troop types which you can use as they are, or as examples to show you how to create troop profiles for you own wargame armies.

BONUS! When ordering the PDF version you will be sent the 72-page full colour version and a 72-page print-friendly version. The rules also, in addition, come with quick reference sheets to ease game play.

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Jason S December 22, 2018 7:28 pm UTC
There are some very interesting ideas in here. The weapon ranges are weirdly short, though.
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Gene S November 08, 2018 7:41 am UTC
Does your rule set support solo play? If so are there specific rules? Thanks
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Richard W November 09, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
Hi, nothing specific, but we have used them for solo play without much trouble!
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February 24, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Hi. I own version 2 of these. Why is version 4 not a free download for previous buyers?

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Richard W February 25, 2018 7:20 am UTC
Hi there, the reasons this isn’t free for owners of previous editions are many. First off, 4th edition (this one) is such a major move forward that it’s effectively a new set of rules. Because of this we almost released it under a new name (Target:Hostile), but didn’t want to confuse people over which set are our current sci-fi wargame rules.

Secondly, it isn’t standard practice to give away further later editions. Minor changes or upgrades are free, but not major version or edition changes which signify large leaps forward. It’s the same with Games Workshop or most other publishers! The reason is development takes a great deal of time, money and effort, and without a reason to do it such development doesn’t make sense for a business. The analogy would be that if you owned an earlier model of a Ford focus, why pay for the new model? Because it’s different, and greatly improved. Otherwise Ford would stick with the original version, and so would customers.

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