I've played with over 50 sets of minis rules over the past 20 years including everything from major manufacturers to home-brewed rule sets. So understand my intended impact when I say that ITF is one of the best sets of minis rules that I've ever played. The game doesn't offer anything that is new or unique and yet the way the rules blend ease/speed of play with excellent depth for strategic play is ground breaking.
The factions and units are interesting and well balanced. The scenarios are well put thought out and alter the way you approach each game. The availability of limited dice-pools to modify die rolls gives players a great sense of control and how you utilize these pools can win or lose the game for you. The stat cards look great, are easy to understand and help speed up the game. The included miniatures and bases look phenomenal.
If you have any interest in skirmish-scale fantasy miniatures do yourself a favor and pick up the ITF Complete Bundle: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/98992/Into-the-Fray--Complete-- Bundle-BUNDLE?term=Into+the+Fray
This is perhaps the best $7.20 I've spent on gaming in the past 26 years...
The only problem: I Want More! More Squads for the existing Factions. New Factions. New Unit types such as cavalry or large creatures. More! More! More! Don't get me wrong, there are tons of options and strategies to use with what is already available. I'm just hungry for me because this is such a great game...
WOW! Talk about a well thought out and designed gaming system!
ITF offers all of the depth of those "other" gaming companies, but in a clear-cut, concise gaming system. It manages to find the balance of hitting all of the details without being bogged down by them. A real "meat and potatoes" game without all of the complexity that other game companies thrive on.
My only regret is that I can't give this more stars!!