I'll admit to being a bit of a fan of Ivan Sorenson's rules. Fast and Dirty has become my go to set for platoon level SF and WWII games for a while (on the rare occasions I get to play a game). So I was intrigued when he released a set of small scale rules for WWII skirmishes, 'Five Men in Normandy'.
Whereas FAD was free (and remains so), 5MIN has instead been released for download at a small cost through Wargames Vault. http://www.wargamevault.com/product/131040/Five-Men-in-Normandy
I downloaded the rules earlier in the week and had a good read through. The base mechanics look commendably simple, with a lot of the (still short) rules given over to fleshing out the character of a squad and a campaign system. There's also some basic rules to cover solo gaming, which is nice for someone like me.
First impressions, therefore, are good. This looks like a set of rules that does that rare thing: (a) makes me want to immediately try them out, and; (b) look straightforward enough to do so with minimal fuss.
So, on to my first AAR...