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UMS: Modern Age is the first adaptation written using the “core” of UMS, a set of rules originally developed in Italian and then translated into English whose ambition is to cover the conflicts of the contemporary era (2015+) and other modern historical periods as well.

The scale is 28 or 20mm and the base unit is the Squad/Team or the single vehicle. The structures and equipment of the units mirror the ones from armies of NATO, Russian (former Warsaw Pact), Middle-East, Africa and irregular/insurgent ones. D12s are used to resolve firefights and all others checks such as moral and activation ones. The minimum table size is the standard 120x180Cm, but larger ones can be used too!

Clashes between superpowers armies, local conflicts between Warlords, symmetrical or asymmetrical operations, raids … all this can be played on using the guidelines offered by the rulebook.

UMS: Modern Age gives the players rules for managing a ground battle with vehicles, aircrafts, helicopters and artillery supports. Players will also find generic army lists with a point system and scenarios, or missions, to be used for a quick game among friends. This does not take away the possibility for players to being able to create custom scenarios inspired by historical events of the last decade.

22 JUNE 2022: Israel Defese Force (IDF) added.
28 SEPTEMBER 2022: Swedish Armed Forces added.
21 OCTOBER 2022: Added the Yugoslav Wars add-on.
7 NOVEMBER 2022: Added the Undeath Age supplement. A "For fun" module! try to crush the Zombie Army with your MBT steel tracks!
23 DECEMBER 2022: Added the "Cards" module.
04 MAY 2023: Added the "Armies of Africa" module

14 Army list available from the core book PLUS 10 Army list for the Yugoslav Wars add-on and many other from the African continent!

Base book (For conflicts 2015+)


Yugoslav Wars (1991-2000)

Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) 1991-1992
Croatian Defense Council (HVO) - December 1992-1995
Croatian Armed Forces (HV) - December 1991-1995
Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina ( ARBiH ) - 1992-1995
Army of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - 1992-2000
Armed Forces of the Republic of Srpska (VRS) and Krajina (RSK) - 1992-1995
Slovenian Territorial Defense Forces (TSO) 1991
Croatian National Guard (ZNG) - May / November 1991
Kosovo Liberation Army (ELK) 1998-1999
Italian Army (EI) -1990 (To use in What-If scenarios)

African Armies (2015+)

Info and stat to build Tier 1,2 and 3 armies from the African continent!

Other than Regular, Veteran, Special and Support Squads, the players have access to skills, additional equipment and weapons to customized each unit of their force. Also, a set of vehicles is available to each nation, for example:

Italy: LVM Lince, M113, Dardo, Freccia, Puma 6x6, Centauro, C1 Ariete, BV 206S

UK: Land Rover, Bulldog, Jackal, Couguar MRAP, Warrior IFV, Scimitar, Challenger 2, BV 206S

France: VAB VTT, Sherpa, VAB Mephisto, VBL, VBCI IFV, EBRC Jaguar, Leclerc, AMX10RCR, ERC90 SAGAIE

Germany: M113 APC, MB Wolf, Puma IFV, Marder IFV, TPz Fuchs, A1 Boxer, MOWAG Eagle, Fennek, Leopard 2A5, Wiesel

Syria: Technical, SYR/LVM Iveco, BMP1, BMP2, BRDM-2, BTR-82A, T55, T62, T72M1, T90S

USA: HMMWV, M113, Couguar/Maxx Pro MRAP, Bradley M2/M3, LAV25A2, LAV-AT, Stryker, Abrams M1A2, BV 206S

Iraq: Technical, HMMWV/Otokar Akrep, BMP1, BMP3, M113, BRDM-2, BTR-80, T90S, T72M1, Abrams M1A1M, MT-LB

Insurgent/Rebels: BMP1, HMMWV, Technical, T55, T72, VBIED (Insurgent)

Russia: Gaz Tigr, BMP1, BMP2, BMP3, T90MS, T72B3, BTR82A, MT-LB, Armed GAZ-66B, BTR-D and BMD-1

Ukraine: BMP1, BMP2, BRDM-2, Kozak 2, BTR-80, HMMWV, T72UA1, T64BV, T84UD, MT-LB

Mali: Technical, Bastion, Puma MRAP, BRDM-2, BTR-70, T54/55

IDF: HMMWV, M113A3, Eitan, Nakpadon, Namer, Merkava IIID and IV

Sweden: BV206S, Combat Vehicle 90, CV90120T, RG-32 Scout, Patgb 360, Stridsvagn 122

Former Yugoslavian States: OT-M60, BRDM-2, BOV, BTR-50, BTR-60, BVP M-80, T34-85, M47 Patton, T55, T72S, M84S, Homemade armored vehicle.

African Armies: T55, T62, T72, M60 Patton, BMP1, BMP2, Scorpion, Panhard AML/VBL, Casspir, Mamba MK3... and may others!

A deck of classic playing cards is used to determine who will activate a team first … but beware, the opponent could steal your initiative and take over a team left in the open… with catastrophic consequences!


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Arthur E June 06, 2022 6:23 pm UTC
Does this include paper figures ?
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Mattia V June 06, 2022 6:41 pm UTC
Hello Arthur. No, those are just the rules.
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Jason B May 14, 2022 10:26 pm UTC
Hi Mattia, I downloaded the new Army List zip file from the My Library page. The problems in that file had not been corrected (i.e., Italian language Ukraine list and no English language Syrian list). The Syrian list had the English language Ukraine list. Thanks.
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Mattia V May 15, 2022 10:22 am UTC
That's strange... maybe the upload wasn't successful. I've redone it, it should now be called V1.1 and Syrian and Ukrainian are in ENG (100% from my archive!).
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Jason B May 14, 2022 2:17 am UTC
Eng. Army list file for Ukraine Army list is in Italian. Eng. Syria Army list file is the Eng. Ukraine Army list file. Eng. Syria Army list apparently doesn't in the Eng. The font is also very small in the lists and army cards. It would help if the font size were somehow increased.
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Mattia V May 14, 2022 7:23 pm UTC
Hi Jason, thanks for noticing! I've fixed the army list problem. About the font, I will format a different set of files with larger one and made available as a standalone while keeping the "smaller" onese
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Brent W May 13, 2022 10:09 pm UTC
Hello, preview looks interesting. With the deck of cards for activation, can this be adapted for solo play or is there hidden information?
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Mattia V May 14, 2022 7:27 pm UTC
Hi Brent. The deck of activation cards doesn't have any kind of hidden informations, but strategic cards (the ones you keep in your hand) are to be kept secret from your opponent. Adapting for solo play, I think, need to have a good "If then else" flowcart to allow the "AI" to play those cards to steal initiative, reroll activation and calling support. Not impossibile, but complex.
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