A belated shout out to Tim Gow over the publication of his Little Cold War rules (available as a real book or an ebook). In keeping with my cheap and impatient nature I picked up the ethereal version on Amazon and give it a full recommendation.
The game simulates 1970s cold war actions using 54mmish toy soldiers and toy tanks. It is played in an HG Wells manner, using match stick firing cannons and dart board anti tank fire! It's goofy as all get out, a heck a lot of fun to play and gives a very good game. As afar as I could tell it also does a pretty reasonable job of simulating armour and infantry combat in a mid-to-late 20th century environment. And there are good resources on unit organization, equipment and where to find the silly toys!
I play tested an early version of the game back in 2014 (see the AAR report) and am in fact the Canadian play tester referenced in the rules. I could sorely be tempted to play this on my back lawn, if I can locate a good source of toys (lacking the car boot sales available to Mr Gow et al). I fore see clashes in a post breakup Canada between the Cape Breton Liberation Army, Soviet Canuckistan and le Quebec Libre. Please note that these were not invented by me but by a Nova Scotian comic, a right wing American wacko and a senile French generalissimo.
Later addition - ok I was waaay too flippant on Quebec Nationalism there, which has of course been a recurring theme in Canadian politics for 50 odd years. I am however thinking of a French French supplied and influenced French Canadian force. In my experience Quebecois view the idea of influence from Paris with about as much joy as they view influence from London, Ottawa or Washington.