Now on Kickstarter: Old School Tactical

old school tactical

Fast and furious battles for 2 players. Tanks, planes, artillery, machine guns, and the soldiers to man them. All in 16 pages of rules.

Flying Pig Games is currently running a Kickstarter for their latest project, Old School Tactical.  This will begin a series of fresh, tactical war-games that utilize the “Old School Tactical” (OST) system, designed by Shayne Logan, and is characterized by “attack-factor-minus-defense-factor-equals-firepower combat.”  Another aspect of OST’s rule system is the impulse system, which requires gamers to decide which among their myriad of units to activate.

old school tactical map

OST simulates, through an easily-learned game system, small unit engagements on the Eastern Front during 1941-42.

The base game comes with:

  • 2 sheets of 3/4” unit, weapon, and condition counters
  • 1 sheet of 7/8” vehicle counters.
  • 2, large 30″ x 41″ mounted game maps, hexes are 1″.
  • 18 Luck cards, such as Shell Shocked, Evasive Manuevers, Field Repair, and Tank Hunters.
  • 36 Unit data cards.
  • 24 scenarios.
  • 16 page color rule book.
  • 4 dice.
  • box.

The primary funding goal for this project is $16,000, and currently over $15,000 has been raised.  For more information and to back this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.