FUBAR are a set of one page, fast play rules for small unit actions in a modern or SciFi setting. Since their release in 2010 we have had over 3,500 downloads of the core rules and many more for the variant rules and force supplements.
These rules are simple to learn (usually after about 15 minutes of play) yet have enough tactical complexity to give you a fun and challenging game.
Credit has been given to a number of individual Forge of War (FoW) Yahoo members below, who have contributed to this incredible range of rules and supplements. However, everyone of us is grateful to all the other members of ther group for their ideas, reviews, playtests and support.
And the work has only just begun. We have ideas coming in all the time for supplements and at least three or four in progress. If you want to know more come over to the Group and have a look.
THE CORE RULES
This one page set is all you need to get you playing.
Abovee are the latest rules, as released on 11th April 2011.
I’ll leave the previous set below
We also have these in French, Italian and Spanish.
For those who like a complex morale system, below is FoW designer Jason’s Alternate Morale Rules.
VARIANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
Boarding Actions – FUBAR Beta Playtest
For many players of Warhammer 40K their first experience of the universe that would come to dominate their lives was through the board games Space Hulk and Space Crusade.
This supplement draws upon that ‘forbidden love’, the FUBAR Core Rules and an as yet unreleased FPS version of FUBAR called ‘Rooms & Corridors’ by Chris Knowles.
It all begins with an ancient Hulk emerging from the warp on the edge of an Imperial system…
These are the playtest rules, not the final ones. Once I have some feedback in from here and the Forge of War Yahoo Group team I will release a First Edition.
These allow you to games across a range of popular SciFi settings and genres from Aliens to Terminator and Predator.
We have two force supplements for Stargate by my own gaming group and myself.
This covers the popular TV program with all the forces and characters from the original series.
FUBAR SG1895 v0.2 (2)
This is a variant that expands on what could have happened if the British had found the Egyptian Stargate in the late Victorian Period.
We have two force supplements here. The first covers the original three films, and the second covers the Clone Wars as shown in the CGI Cartoon series. These rules are by FoW designer Eric.
In addition John and the guys from the Southern Maryland Wargames Club have produced a range of beautiful reference cards for each troop type, as well as chits for the Battle of Hoth.
The classic confrontation on Klendathu between the Roughnecks of the Mobile Infantry and the hordes of the Bug Empire can now be played thanks to John and the guys from the Southern Maryland Wargames Club.
In addition there is my original SST Force Supplement.
This is for those of you that like weird science in the 19th century by Fow designer Lanse.
Admit it, most of us play or have played 40K, and many of us have GW figures in our collections. This supplement allows you to play 40K but without a 300 page rulebook and a 100 page army book at your side.
We’ve even created a very simple points calculator with all the troops listed in the Force Supplement already worked out.
An alternative to my stripped down approach has been produced by FoW designer Chris. This has more detail and aims to do one page codexes.
Force list for Warzone from FoW designer Jason which includes Imperial, Bauhaus, Capitol, Cybertronic, Miashma, Dark Legion and Cartel factions.
An oft overlooked, but much beloved subgenre of SciFi wargaming by FoW designer Adam.
These are based on a much older game than many shown here, but FoW designer Lee Barnes has put a shedload of work into getting FUBAR to make these forces work.
Classic Enemies of the Empire of Man
IC Empire Army Sheet
Empire of Man
IC K’Kree Army Sheet
Traveller K’Kree Enmies of Vargar
IC Vargar ARMY SHEET
Traveller Vargar Ancient Enemies of K’Kree
IC KRA’VAK Army Sheet
IC Orksis Army Sheet
Classic Orks In Space
IC REPLICANS Army Sheet
Terminators from HOF
IC Spug Army Sheet
FUBAR 15mm SciFi
For those who like this scale for their SciFi from FoW designer Chris.
FUBAR 15mm Sci-Fi – Khurasan Miniatures
Stats and rules for Khurasan Minis 15mm Sci-Fi minis
FUBAR 15mm Sci-Fi – Rebel Minis
Rules and stats for Rebel Minis 15mm Sci-Fi Range
We also have rules for use with 15mm SciFi AFV’s such as those produced by Top Gun Marketing and other manufacturers.
A lot of people started asking if we could produce a version of FUBAR suitable for the increasingly popular 6mm scale. Here is the development draft of what we have done so far.
Still in development, but still a whole lot of fun, here are the Nam rules from FoW designer Thomas.
Another one that is still under development.
FoW designer Rich has produced a ISAF/Taliban force supplement for Afghanistan and a set of scenarios.
For Halloween we produced a force supplement to cover skirmishes in a small, midwestern US town between the towns people and the usual suspects (Vampires, Zombies etc…).
FoW designer Brian made up a set of unit cards for this supplement.
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