"The regiment" and modern warfare

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"The regiment" and modern warfare
« on: August 01, 2012, 09:40:52 AM »
I'm just curious about this: would The Regiment, with a couple tweaks (namely in weapon and equipment tags) be good for stories set in the modern days?

Re: "The regiment" and modern warfare
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 10:27:47 AM »
Ernesto,

John's put a lot more thought into it than I have and he's run at least two sessions with playbooks tweaked for modern warfare. The feedback he gave me was all very positive. The two of us have discussed the Regiment's span of history and we think it can probably cover WWI to the near future with "minimal" modification. Purists will want to, at the very least, edit the weapon tables both under elements of warfare and on the playbooks themselves. If you're into hacking, you can try something further afield.

Most modern gadgetry probably falls under Assess the Situation (modern tech gives you new and better opportunities to ask what's going on) and Fire Support, the Officer Move (which allows you to call for fires). Petition up the Chain of Command and the Soldier's move Heavy Weapon can also be used to get your hands on the fun toys!

There's been a little discussion here too:
http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=2629.0

Re: "The regiment" and modern warfare
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 06:23:01 PM »
Yep, I've run a few modern day and near-future sessions, with minimal modification. I'll post my stuff once the next draft shakes out and we have a stable build.

Re: "The regiment" and modern warfare
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 11:05:24 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'd be interested in taking things in the other direction.

How about "Sharpe's Rifles", "Hornblower", or The French and Indian War? Rorke's Drift could be fun. 

I think the game would fit very well with late 18th-early 19th century tales of derring do.

Stu.