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A Fistful of TOWs 3


Like tanks?

Enjoy fighting mechanized battles in miniature? How about a game that's fun, fast playing, easy to learn, and still gives historical results? A Fistful of TOWs 3 is all that, and more. Oh, and did we mention the largest set of vehicle and gun data ever published in an individual rule set? Or the largest set of army lists ever printed in a single volume?

A Fistful of TOWs 3

A fast-playing, hard hitting set of miniatures rules for mechanized warfare. The rules are comprehensive, yet playable. And fast. Real fast. A typical game turn should average no more than 15 minutes. And it's designed to let you play big battles if you want, and use all those miniatures you have!

Game Features

Troop Quality Matters A Whole Lot. Troop quality affects every system in the game. Just like in the Real World.

Elegant Artillery Rules. Fast to resolve and no pre-plotting required. And you'll actually use artillery.

Simple Command Rules. Clean and simple, the command system accurately models mechanized command and control, without a bunch of leader stands cluttering up the playing surface.

Virtually Every Major Weapon System from the 1930s to present is covered, along with data for different time periods and conflicts.

Full Campaign and Scenario Generation System. Plus advice and guidance for do-it-yourself scenario designers. And a point system to help balance scenarios.

Rules to Determine Your Own Equipment Ratings. If you think the Merkava III's ratings aren't right, we give you the rules to fix them.

Flexibility. Designed for play with miniatures from 2mm up to 15mm in scale with no modifications. Comfortably handles battles from company/battalion-sized to brigade/regiment-sized and larger. And no specific basing requirements!

Unprecedented Historical Coverage. With a single game system and data set, you can fight engagements from diverse times and conflicts of your choosing--such as Poland in 1939, France in 1940, Kiev in 1941, Tunisia in 1942, Kursk in 1943, Bastogne in 1944, the Ruhr in 1945, the Tet Offensive in 1968, the Golan Heights in 1973, the Fulda Gap in 1984, Iraq in 1991 and 2003, and many, many more.

For a more comprehensive preview of the game, please see the free 32-page preview also here on Wargame Vault, named "A Fistful of TOWs 3 - Free Preview. There are print editions now available as well (hardcover & coilbound)--come see us at or at the Fistful-of-TOWs Yahoo e-mail group for details.

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Gerrit van D September 01, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
Where can I buy the hardcover version of this rules in Europe?
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Matthew M December 14, 2020 9:09 pm UTC
Hey all, Is there a non-Facebook place where people ask questions, get scenarios etc? If so, can someone let me know?

thanks Geoff
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Paul B November 28, 2018 6:37 am UTC
Hi guys. I’m interested in this rule book but before I purchase a copy can you tell me if there is coverage of the Japanese in WWII? The pacific is my thing.
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Mary S September 06, 2019 9:12 am UTC
Probably too late to be a useful response, but it doesn't have Japanese stats in the pre-1950 section. You'd have to use the design rules to stat units up yourself.
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Chaz R July 15, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Does anyone know of a word copy of the quick play sheet. I am struggling to actually read the print as it is small and I have a number of issues which make reading small print hard.
I own the PDF rules, but cannot convert my copy with out a password of some sort.
Just don't want to spend a couple of hour creating my own word copy.
Would be graeful for any help

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Ty B August 16, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
Hi Chaz. Unfortunately, we laid the quick play sheets out in Illustrator, not Word. However, you can download the quick reference sheets from . They are not locked, so you can export them to Word from Acrobat.
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Chaz R November 28, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Thanks will give it a try
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