Welcome to Platoon Forward!

Welcome to the site where the story of the battle is as important as the battle itself. Here we will focus on men thrust into extraordinary situations of life and death. They must lead other men with duty and honor to meet their countries objectives. Some will be blessed with great skill, some will carry great shortcomings. No matter what nation, no matter what war, no matter what theater, they are all called to move their Platoon or Squadron forward!

These are their individual stories as played out using my various campaign rules . Hopefully these stories will entertain and inspire you to use your own troops, airmen and sailors to accomplish your own great heroics.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Yes it is true!!  Squadron Forward was finally published yesterday and is available for a mere 8 pounds from the Too Fat Lardies website.  (If I knew how to link I would do that.)  For the rest of us that is about $14.  The post below describes the product.  Also read the Black Rams from April which is a good walk through of the rules.
If you have any questions (because this is a unique product) please ask.  Ask here or on TMP or the Lardies Yahoo group.  Three questions often come up that I will answer now.
1.  Yes this is compatible with ALL tactical rule sets.  That is because it is writen generically such as the pilot ability will be "crack shot".  You decide what that is in your favortie rule set.  In BTH that would be adding 2 dice when shooting.
2.  No it is not a stand alone rule set.  You will need a tactical rule set to go with this.  This is a campaign generator that bolts on to your rules.
3.  Yes this is very solitare friendly.  I play 90% solitaire and this is how I play my games.  It will set up a scenario for you where you don't know what you are facing until you have determined your forces.  It will then give you starting positions for the aircraft.
Any other questions please ask!  I will feel bad if someone buys it and they don't like it.




  1. Congrats! Excellent read so far. I will use this rather than my campaign system from now on.

  2. Chris,
    A high compliment indeed!


  3. Joe,

    still waiting to buy it (I was supposed to be paid a couple of week ago... grrr) but thanks for the time you spent on TMP answering my questions. I plan a review on my blog as soon I will get my greedy hands on it!

  4. Arrigo,
    No worries! Questions on TMP actually generate interest. Looking forward to the review!