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Fistful of Lead: Core Rulebook
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The long awaited Core Rule Book from Wiley Games, makers of Fistful of Lead, is finally here.

The long-time favorite Fistful of Lead started as a Wild West game with card-driven mechanics that created Hollywood action.  Now Wiley Games presents the Core Rule Book.  The Core Rule Book can be used with multiple periods and genres, while still giving you the unique card driven mechanics that keep the action going.

We here at Wiley Games love skirmish level wargaming, because we can play new periods or genres without huge commitments of time and money.  In most games, each player can control up to 5-6 miniatures without much trouble. Games can have up to 8 players without slowing down the game. Now, you can dig out all your old miniatures gathering dust and have a game ready to go in a few minutes.

That's why Fistful of Lead Core Rules are so great.  Once you have these rules, the possibilities are endless.

Wiley Games plans to release supplements for all the genres and periods you've had your eye on.  If you are new to Wiley Games Fistful of Lead, this is where your journey begins.  If you are a longtime fan, the future is here.

The very first supplement to The Core Rule Book is Tales of Horror.  Gothic lovers rejoice!

Experienced wargamers and new players alike will enjoy this game. It's perfect for convention games and just one on one skirmishes.

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Steve W June 25, 2020 2:56 pm UTC
Are there any solo rules included?
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Paul F February 21, 2020 12:17 pm UTC

In this particular version, does a model that rolls d8 or d12 to hit use the same to wound, rather than a d10? Lots of special rules (Grunts, Ranged Fighter, Veteran, Green) taken together seem to suggest that, but I can't see it explicitly written anywhere.

(FoL-H&M seems to use d10s to wound unless the figure is a civilian, but that's a different game.)

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Vincent C September 12, 2019 11:02 pm UTC
Does this replace RELOADED or vice versa? Is reloaded more for wild west and only contains wild west scenarios etc? whereas CORE has scenarios etc for all different settings?
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Gabriel Z July 10, 2019 9:22 pm UTC
Don't want to sound stupid, but it is a bit unclear to me exactly how to use the Burst/Blast template.
1) What's the difference between Burst and Blast? I see that Blast usually is accompanied by a size, while Burst don't.
2) Are all models under the template hit? Or a hit roll should be made for each model under the template? Rulebook doesn't say very much about this. It just lists weapons that have the Blast or Burst special trait.
3) Also what's the +1 at the centre of the template?
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Gabriel Z July 11, 2019 10:05 pm UTC
Nevermind, found the answer.
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Giordano P July 06, 2019 12:08 pm UTC
Is it playable in solo mode??
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David B June 01, 2019 11:30 am UTC
Is there a nod towards fantasy? What are the “sample teams”.
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Gabriel Z July 11, 2019 7:38 pm UTC
Sample Teams are mostly historical for various eras. Only exception is the Mythical Greece one.
Pretty easy to create your own, by the way, or to stick a fantasy theme to the historical ones.
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May 04, 2019 6:52 pm UTC
A preview would be great.
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May 05, 2019 5:15 pm UTC
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May 07, 2019 1:50 am UTC
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michael N May 04, 2019 6:40 pm UTC
Are you planning a print on demand of this?
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May 05, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
If you need a printed version, check out:
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michael N May 06, 2019 2:26 pm UTC
Thank you. I will.
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Christopher L May 04, 2019 3:29 pm UTC
If I have Galatic Heroes, do I need this?
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May 05, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
Not necessarily. It does however give tips for building teams throughout history and clarifies some rules. It will be the building block for all further supplements.
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