US Marines (Current)

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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch.

Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry.Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.

As of 2010 the United States Marine Corps included just under 203,000 active duty Marines and just under 40,000 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the United States' armed forces in the Department of Defense. The United States Coast Guard is smaller, about one-fifth the size of the Marine Corps, but it does not normally operate under the DoD. The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many significant military powers, being larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces and the active duty British Army.
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USMC Rifle Squad

1 x Squad Leader w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)

Fire Team Alpha
1x Fire Team Leader w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)
1x Grenadier w/ M-203 RGL (Lt. Support, +1Firepower Die)
1x Gunner w/ M-249 SAW (Lt. Support, +1 Firepower Die)
1x Rifleman w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)
1x Navy Corpman w/M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)

Fire Team Bravo
1x Fire Team Leader w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)
1x Grenadier w/ M-203 RGL (Lt. Support, +1Firepower Die)
1x Gunner w/ M-249 SAW (Lt. Support, +1 Firepower Die)
1x Rifleman w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)

Fire Team One Charlie
1x Fire Team Leader w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)
1x Grenadier w/ M-203 RGL (Lt. Support, +1Firepower Die)
1x Gunner w/ M-249 SAW (Lt. Support, +1 Firepower Die)
1x Rifleman w/ M-16A4 (ACOG equipped)

USMC Tank Squads

Charlie Squad
1x M1A2 Abrams MBT
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General US Marine Attributes

Initiative Level: D8 to D10
Confidence Level: Confident to High
Supply Level: Normal
Body Armor: 1D
Troop Quality/Morale: D8 to D10/D10 to D12

US Marine Vehicle Attributes

M1A2 Abrams MBT
Class: Heavy
Type: Tank
Front Armor: 5D12
Side Armor: 4D12
Rear Armor: 3D12
Deck Armor: 2D8
Crew: 4
  • 120mm (AP: 5/AT: 6)
    Gun Rating: Heavy
  • M2HB (Heavy Support AP: 4/AT: 1)
    Gun Rating: Light
  • MGs: 4D
Notes:M2HB may only be fired with CT unbuttoned, Up-Armored, Heavy Hitter, Improved MGs, Safe Haven, Life Saver, M1040 Canister Round: 6Ds vs troop in open/light cover (Troop Quality for availability)
» Modelling and Conversion Information
Force on Force
Force on Force is a highly adaptable game set. It doesn't have set armies, troops, or eras. This rules is designed so that you can make any army from any era, from post WW2 to modern day conflicts. You can even adapt it to many different things. You could recreate any army in the world today, you can even make up some too. You could do a Cold War gone Hot scenario. You can a game of US soldiers vs. Zombies ( You can also recreate famous horror movies like Dog Soldiers ( even 40k, and may have. ( The current 2nd edition came out in 2009.

A game 40k using the Force on Force Rules

There is no prescribed model set for Force on Force. The rules are designed so that you can chose what model scale you want. Hell, you can use plastic green army men to play. But, generally models from 6mm to 28mm can be used.

-This game has some unique mechanics that you is probably have never experienced before. One big thing is that like the game Infinity, Force on Force isn't you go I go. Its has an act react mechanic. For example Its the Marine players turn. He orders a squad of US Marines runs across the street, the opposing player reacts. So in the middle of his opponent's action he can order his squad to shoot at the Marines as they run across the street.

-D6s aren't the only dice used. There are 4 dice types that are generally used D6s, D8s, D10s, D12s. This is to represent different levels of troop quality, morale, etc.

-Gear doesn't matter that much, as much as troop quality. For the most part the individual weapons of each soldier doesn't matter. So there isn't a chart for M16s, or AK-74s. (There are support weapons ranging from light, medium, and heavy, more on that latter.) But what does matter is skill of your men. For example insurgents with no combat training/experience use D6s. While trained soldiers get D8s. Veteran soldiers/insurgents get D10s. Special forces (i.e. Navy SEALS, Delta, SAS, Spetsnaz, etc.) get to use D12s. This dice dice levels are important for checks

- A Troop Quality check (TQ) is the basic check of the game. All you need to pass any check is a result of 4+. If you have below a 4+ you check fails An unopposed check goes like this. A player wants a fire team of insurgent to clear a house. So he rolls. Since insurgents aren't that good, they are represented by using D6s for TQ check. He rolls one die, on rolls 5. His unit successfully clears the building.
For an opposed check you must roll off against your opponent. You must roll better than a +4 and better than you opponent.A single insurgent player opens fire on a single US Marine. Since he is using an insurgent he only gets to roll D6. Typical a single figure rolls 1 dice per unit, barring other conditions such as supply levels/support weapons. He rolls his D6 he gets a rolls a 5. The roll of 5 is above the the 4+ so it automatically pass. The US Marine rolls a D8 because he is a trained professorial soldier. He gets an 7. Since his roll is greater than the insurgent he can block the insurgents successful roll. So in the end the insurgent fails to wound.

-There are then modifiers to the number of dice you roll. For there are things called squad support weapons. The levels are light, medium, and Heavy. Light squad support weapons represent things like grenade launchers, Light machine guns. For every figure with light squad weapon you get to roll 2 dice instead of the usual 1. Medium support weapons represent heavy machine guns, RPGs, light anti tank weapons, automatic cannons, heavy grenade launchers. Heavy support weapons represent the guns used in Tank, and heavy anti tank weapons. Supply is also a big factor. There are 3 supply levels. low, standard, abundantly . If your unit is has low supplies you unit rolls one less dice when firing. At standard supply levels you roll the normal number of dice when firing. If you are abundantly supplied you get to roll an extra die when firing. You can also get body armor for your troops. How that works is that if you unit has light body armor they get to roll 1 extra D6 in defense.Now lets put this all together.A fire team of 7 poorly supplied insurgents with 2 light squad support weapons fires at a squad of Marines. The Insurgent player rolls 8D6s (7 base dice +2 light squad support weapons-1 poorly supplied) The result is 6,6,5,4,1,1,2,3. So there are 4 hits. The Marine player rolls defenses. There are 6 Marines in light cover, with light body armor. So he gets to roll 8D8s. He gets 8,8,7,6,5,3,2,1. The Marines players rolls are better than the insurgents. So the insurgents successful rolls are negated. The Marine unit is unharmed

- Terrain is much more important in this game. A good board for infantry combat scenario typically has 50%-75% terrain on the board.

-There are many more features that I can't include them all. Such as IEDs, artillery, Tank combat, helicopter combat, Flamethrowers, stealth, Armed/Unarmed drones, etc.


This is a great system. I love it. I have already gotten a few people to start an army with me, and I am demoing it at my FLGS. I give it a 9/10. I should note that if you aren't into the modern combat there is version of this rules set made for future combat called, Tomorrow's War. There is also a rule set that is designed to include monsters. Such as Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, and more. Its called Ambush Z.
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