Requirements & scale

Rules for Miniature Wargaming

Burst of Fire: first steps

What you need to play

  • Core rules
    • Spiral bound books will be available shortly on this website
  • Detachment and/or unit cards
  • Miniatures or counters
    • 2D counters will be available shortly on this website
  • A gaming table and battle mat (min. 4 by 4 feet)
  • Terrain
    • 2D terrain will be available shortly on this website
  • A pencil and a sheet of paper / Burst of Fire Combat Score and Action Point Counter (Grab them for free)
  • Up to five friends sharing the same love for wargaming
  • Eight 6-sided dice (D6)
  • Effect tokens & smoke markers (Grab them for free)
  • Burst of Fire Random Event & Effect Cards (Grab them for free)

Scales to play (or size does not always matter)

Burst of Fire was developed in 20mm scale but you can play with miniatures from 6 mm to 28 mm miniatures on your tabletop. A table measuring at least 4 by 4 feet is recommended. On the field, one miniature represents one soldier, support weapon, or vehicle. Because of the scale, most of the weapons do not have any limitations of range. A Karabiner 98, for example, had an effective range of 500 meters. Games rarely exceed 200 meters of distance.