Friday 3 May 2019

"Fireteam Modern" AAR

Fireteam Modern are a relatively new set of rules by Rory Crabb, they are at the skirmish level with players activating fireteams so an ideal size force is a platoon. Here's a link to the designers webpage Fireteam Modern
Me and my son played out a small skirmish in 20mm using the rules and I was quite pleased with the way they panned out, here's the skirmish which is set in the Falklands 1982 during the British breakout phase after the landings.
A small patrol from Patrols Platoon 3PARA has bumped an Argentinian unit beside a lone building and peat cutting.
The British force consists of a 2 man command element and 2 sections of 2 fireteams each. They are rated as regular veterans.
The Argentinians have 2 fireteams rated as regular conscripts.
Here's a shot of the terrain, The Argentinian force deployed in the area of the house and peat cuttings, the British entered from the high ground at the bottom of the picture.
The activation cards went the way of the British from the start with them activating and advancing towards the objective, at this point the Argentinians were hidden and the Britsh failed to spot them. The Argentinians activated next and got the first rounds off hitting a British fireteam, seriously wounding a tom but not causing enough suppression points to put the fireteam"under-fire".
The British reaction was swift with good use of command cards and succeeded in totally suppressing the fireteam in the peat cutting before successfully close assaulting them. The horrific number of suppression points effectively ended their resistance and the British captured the position.
Thoughts: I really like this system, the best description I would give is that it cannily gets the balance between detail and playability which is always hard to do. If modern skirmish is your thing buy a copy. More photos of the game below. Dougie

left flank British frieteam taking cover in a stream bed puts fire onto the Argentinian position at the house
 Argentinian fireteam at the house
 From the Argentinian perspective British fireteam advancing
 Right flank British section and command element heading for cover
 Left flank skirmishing forward
 The horrific result of close assault after massive fire suppression


  1. Great report.
    You've reminded me that i seriously need to try these rules...

  2. Good report and a very nice bit of terrain.

  3. I actually bought the rules a couple of days ago and I am reading them now. It looks good to play. As you say, there is always a fine balance between details and abstraction at the skirmish level. Seems they hit the sweet spot. Really makes me want to play these rules. Thanks