As mentioned in this thread:http://armorcast.com/Armorgeddon/index.php?topic=494.0
I am working with Johhny Lauck of Mega Miniatures to develop a Modern Era rule set using Tactical Miniatures Cops, Swat, Criminals and Hostage figures.
The world is set in the not so distant future where traditional government has started to break down. Local governments and crime bosses via for regional power over the public and commerce. So a gamer has several choices of gaming style and miniature collecting. A gamer can create a patriotic law force doing the right thing to uphold the law or run a corrupt police force on the take. You can run a crime syndicate trying to grab up all the high end goods, tech and arms, a thug boss who is just trying to protect his people or an out and out crime boss trying to run the whole town.
Terrain will be very important. Since this is not a high tech world where everyone has good armor, the modern world most people just don't have a personal suit of anti ballistic armor in their closet (Yes it make sense since we make terrain...). I also have gotten tired of playing games on this open field of play and getting all of my troops shot up the first round. Terrain and an urban or suburban fabric just makes sense.
I will keep everyone posted as I get more info together.