The Game That Started It All

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  1. Steve Overton

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    Kontact Now - Fire Team: Red Eclipse that's the name of the first game.

    Soon, it will be sitting on your game table and the smoke will be rising from the map!!

    Small unit action in 1989 from the most dangerous combat theater ever imagined.

    You are that Leader!!

    They are YOUR BOOTS on that ground! You are known to your troops as Commander!!

    Take command of small US or Soviet battle groups that include fire teams of appropriately equipped infantry, have them supported by the Armored Fighting Vehicles of the time, as well as all the support weapons they can carry. Call in Close Air Support or have helicopters hovering overhead.

    Your troops will follow your orders. All they are waiting for is for you to give them.

    Here is the list of orders you can give. Now go and complete your mission!

    Good Hunting.
     

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    What will the counters represent? Single men or teams or squads? Leader counters? Support weapons as separate counters?
     
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    The series shows the evolution of combat from the 1930's through near future. It starts with squads and then progresses to Fire Teams as the tactical doctrine of the world's military's evolves.

    Fire Team: Red Eclipse has Fire Teams as the main maneuver element.

    Each of these counter types will be represented in the game with it's own counter.

    Single person counters include:
    Leaders
    Medics
    Forward Observers
    Snipers

    Multi person counters include:
    Fire Teams
    Crews
    Wounded

    Support Weapon counters include:
    AT-4's
    Antitank Guided Missiles
    LAW's
    RPG's
    Man Portable Antiaircraft Missiles
    Satchel Charges
    RPO - flamerockets
    Light/Medium/Heavy machine guns

    Vehicle counters include:
    Tanks
    Trucks
    Utility Vehicles
    Infantry Fighting Vehicles
    Armored Personnel Carriers
    Recon
    Surface to Air Missile
    Self Propelled Artillery
    Self Propelled Mortars
    Helicopters

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    Good stuff!

    Is Red Eclipse going to have mostly rural type maps or is there going to be fighting on dense urban maps as well.
     
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    The game will come with at least 4 maps. They are a blend of rural to urban. Mixed hills, and forest.

    There are 12 scenarios set on the 4 maps currently.

    Good Hunting.
     
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    In addition to the counters in the game each side will have a Tactical Event Card deck. Each Tactical Event Card deck for any organization in any theater for any time covered will have 50 cards. The decks are all fine tuned to that particular organizations capabilities.

    There are 37 different types of events. Of course not all of those will make an appearance in each deck.

    For instance the Viet Cong don't have a Tactical Event Card for Close Air Support.

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    The original Fire Team game was great, and a shame it never was expanded. It was my favorite game, until Lock n Load came out. The changes and evolution of the system Steve has described makes the game system sound even better. Can't wait to see the final product. Great work Steve
     
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    The Tactical Event Cards may be played at anytime during any impulse. An impulse/turn is not over until all Tactical Event Cards the players wish to play have been played.

    The list of Tactical Events is:
    Ambush
    Artillery Mission
    Bayonet Attack
    Boresight
    Close Air Support
    Command Coordination
    Confusion - All
    Confusion - Vietnam
    Determined Attack
    Double Time
    Exhaustion
    Experience Level Down
    Experience Level Up
    Grenade Attack
    Hero
    Human Wave Attack
    Improvised Explosive Device
    Infiltrate
    Jihad Attack
    Katyusha Attack
    Mines
    Morale Wavers
    NATO MRL Attack
    Patrol Advantage
    Rally
    Rapid Fire
    Reaction
    Reinforcements
    Smoke
    Soviet MRL Attack
    Strengthen Morale
    Take Prisoners
    Time on Target
    Weapons Cache

    Good Hunting.
     
  9. Barthheart

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    All sounds good to me. Thanks for the info Steve.
     

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