I saw in another sub forum they have a thread for home brew rules and thought it might be cool here, even if traffic is a bit light.
So I’ll ask this and give an example of my own: What have you guys done to spice up your game? And how has it worked for you?
I have been thinking of ways to make more interactive campaigns for my dad and I.
About 9 years ago when I was in Basic, my dad had gotten FNG Operations and tried doing a play by mail (lol) Operations campaign, which I wasn’t able to successfully do, but it gave me a soft spot for those rules, so I’ve been thinking of adding that into Star Army. I also have made more US Army based unit orgs, so three nine man squads, each team has an AR and GR (who has the grenade launcher and assault rifle). The two platoon support weapons get assigned to fourth squad on paper (but, as the rules and real life go they are not always together in missions). Each weapon has the gunner and one additional rifleman, as well as a squad leader.
I roll each squad sergeants’ rep separately, but each five man fire team I follow the standard Citizen Army rep assignment. This is to represent my experience of sometimes having team leaders that were better than the squad leaders.
I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, so we will see how it goes.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2021 18:39:45 GMT by arkangilos
I'm planning a campaign where a scrappy ill-equipped mercenary platoon has the job of protecting a salvage company after a war has supposedly ended. The salvage company is dismantling a city that was flattened, but the refugees & remaining citizens aren't too keen on the idea of their city being scrapped. Also, area rebels are regrouping.
The platoon is an all female rag tag outfit known as the "pink pixies", while they have the numbers for a mercenary platoon, they don't have the weaponry (especially support weapons) or body armor a normal merc unit would have. One character, Pee Stain, quips that her flak jacket is little more than a glorified sports bra.
Anyway, it's a way to get some mileage out of my old Necromunda Escher gangs.