Recently purchased "Day of the Rangers" by Force on Force. Great reference book and I like the morale and skill checks in Force on Force. The activation/reaction gives me a headache but I love the activation rules for Combat Patrol. Why not combine them? Here then is my first attempt at Force on Patrol! All activation is through my modified activation rules, all shooting done as per Combat Patrol, all morale checks done as per Force on Force. ( Shooting at vehicles would be done as per Force on Force if there were any vehicles.) The scenario is right out of Day of the Rangers except I substituted my rangers for theirs. Thus Lt Concepcion becomes the convoy commander and Sgt Chin is squad leader of the Ranger squad.
Lt Concepcion Son of a wealthy family/ proving he is tough. Gambler/ govt. Gr III
Sgt Chin from a small town, joined after HS Pragmatic/ position Gr I
Cpl Krynawski orphaned/trouble with the law Jovial/wealth Gr I
Cpl Street factory worker from Detroit aggressive/greedy Gr O
Lt Concepcion is driving in Malaysian APCs with his squad and a squad on engineers. They get lost on the way to a shot down helicopter and ambushed. the APCs are destroyed. They have to rescue the wounded driver and hunker down for 8 turns until relief arrives.
Sgt Chin directs Street's half squad to lay down fire while Cpl K's team tries to free the wounded driver. They couldn't get him out! ( 2 D8 rolls where I only needed a 4+ and I couldn't get it.) Finally LT Concepcion comes over and they get the driver out just in time!
Meanwhile the engineers blow a door so a MMG can set up inside.
The somalis made a couple more fruitless attacks but the platoon was in good shape when the relief column arrived. They sustained no KIA and captured 1 Somali gunman.
Post game Sgt Chin is interviewed by the battalion CSM and the CSM is impressed. Despite the win the squad holds judgement on Sgt Chin.
I liked mixing the rules. I like the way morale checks work differently on irregulars and regulars for FoF. It felt like we were facing hordes of gunman. Will still work on the morale rules but think I am on to something.