Modern Spearhead and Shako

I’ve been quiet for a while but then this Tweet from @Thewargamesroom

set my mind to thinking, especially when Keith noted that he played the game on a 3’x2′ table.

As I am space challenged currently, and as Keith noted that it worked well at that alternative scale, I thought should have a look for these rules and see if I could get some modern gaming in with myself.

The Spearhead and Modern Spearhead rules were written by Arty Conliffe. I searched for Modern Spearhead and found only one place that had them on their catalogue, however, On Matters Military, sold out in July 2020.

I then thought to give Amazon a try and searched for publications from Arty Conliffe. I came across this gem!

Wow! Just WOW!

I think I will go home tonight and carefully place my copy of Shako (and Shako II for that matter) in the vault and leave it there.

What other old rulesets have you run across that are currently for sale at ridiculous prices?

6 thoughts on “Modern Spearhead and Shako

  1. TWR 14 October 2020 / 4:09 pm

    Caliver Books in the UK may have a copy of MSH.

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      • TWR 16 October 2020 / 8:22 am

        I’ve placed a bit more of a description of the game on my Modern Spearhead blog should you be interested.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. John@justneedsvarnish 14 October 2020 / 5:50 pm

    I think I’ll have a look round now you’ve mentioned it! 🙂 I know people that have played Cold War Commander in 6mm and enjoyed it, but not sure of its availability!


    • Thomo the Lost 14 October 2020 / 6:15 pm

      I’ve also played Cold War Commander in 6mm, it is a great game. It was played on a 6’x4′ table (or more correctly, 4’x6′ table). Game played well and my Danes suffered mercilessly from the Warpac hordes! I shall have to have a fiddle with them in early November and see how well they sit with a 3’x2′ area.


  3. Greg Kelleher 15 October 2020 / 6:08 am

    “Tell him he’s deaming!” Dad Carrigan, The Castle.

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