Sunday, May 13, 2018

Back to the Chechen Wars...

I have not had a chance to give them a run out yet but the read up seems to hit the right note for what I had in mind.

About the game:
Cornered Wolf is a skirmish game aimed at 15mm, 20mm or 28mm miniatures, and aimed at representing the chaos of urban combat with the simplest possible rules.
Uncertain activation, randomly generated forces, deployment that will throw you immediately into chaos, and quick and deadly rules will have you wargaming Chechnya in no time at all. Perfect for playing with younger family members, or for those of you who would prefer to make tactical decisions rather than look up a rule, Cornered Wolf provides everything you need for infantry, weapon teams, vehicles, multi-level buildings and suppression.
These rules cover the basic infantryman armed with AK-47 or AK-74, RPG, SVD sniper rifle or PKM. Weapon Teams like the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher, NSV heavy machine gun, ‘fagot’ anti-tank missile and mortars are also covered.
Rules for vehicles cover the BTR-80, BMP-1 / BMP-2, ZSU-23-4 Shilka, 2K22 Tunguska, T-72 / T-80 and MT-LB.
While the basis of this game is kept simple (No markers or tokens needed!), extended rules are provided for players to introduce more detail. Extended rules allow troops to ride along inside (and on top of) vehicles, while extended wounding rules allow carrying wounded and loading them into vehicles. Evacuating wounded could potentially save you some points with regards to completing your mission objective.
A points system is also provided for those who aren’t too keen on randomly generated forces, although we strongly recommend at least trying the random generation as it makes for very interesting and still quite balanced games.

With a game planned for next Sunday, I have set myself the goal of getting this little lot finished in a week.

The Russian rural buildings are from Ironclad and have been languishing in a box for a couple of years, a couple of farm houses and a railway station which I can use for several projects.
The oil tanks are ready made from the Team Yankee modern range but look pretty naff without some basing and some additional dry brushing.

Whilst much of the fighting was centered on Grozny there are plenty of encounters in the mountains and countryside. The pics below are the sort of feel I am after.

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Let's see how the next week goes..... No pressure.
Gluing them on the MDF bases is the easy part.


  1. Now this sounds interesting, best of luck Stuart.

  2. I look forward to reading how your first game with these rules goes Stuart

    1. Thanks I will e sure to post up the outcome.