Wargaming Fundraiser For Ukraine

Wargaming fundraiser for Ukraine

J.P. Medved, a Colorado-based wargamer, has partnered with Ukrainian sculptor Nikita Klimenko in Lviv to design a 3D-printable wargame model commemorating Ukraine’s defenders that they’re giving away in return for donations.

The model depicts a Ukrainian special forces soldier firing a British-manufactured NLAW anti-tank weapon, and comes with a decorative base containing wreckage of a “Z” tank.
Their fundraising page is here: https://digitalarmies.gumroad.com/l/ukrnlaw

And they’ve partnered with Speira Miniatures so people who don’t have their own 3D printer can still get a physical model and donate: https://www.speira.net/product/figures/ukrainian-special-operations-soldier/

Battlefield Horizons Endless Conflict

Battlefield Horizons: Endless Conflict is a set of free wargames rules for 28mm science fiction games.

From the intro and overview:

Battlefield Horizon is a 1:1 miniatures skirmish game using 25/28mm figures. The rules can handle two or more players per battle – I’ve had up to 6 players. The rules to stat out figures from your collection are included, and there is a sizable list of special abilities for troops and weapons to actually make force “A” play differently from force “B” on the table. What a novel idea!

Overview

A figure represents one trooper, creature or vehicle. They may operate as part of unit or independently. Each figure is able to perform its own actions even when in a unit, so there is tactical flexibility. Each figure has 5 stats: Movement, Close Combat, Ranged Combat, Protection Value and Morale Score. The first is your maximum movement in inches and for the last 4, you roll the number assigned to that stat or less on a D10 to succeed.

The turn is handled in ordered phases: Initiative, Movement, Mystic, Shooting, Close Combat and then Command. The winner of the Initiative roll gets to determine the turn order for that turn. Movement is done by each player in order of Initiative. Mystic actions (magic/psionics/etc.) is also done by each player in order of Initiative.

Shooting is next and it is simultaneous, so all shots are declared before any dice are rolled with causalities removed at the end of the phase. Roll the figure’s Ranged Combat stat or less to hit. The target gets to make a roll against its Protection Value to prevent taking damage from a successful hit. Close Combat is handled in the same manner.

The Command Phase is last, and is where any command rolls are made due either to kills or non-damaging hits. A roll of equal or less than the figure’s Morale Value is a success, otherwise the figure may run to nearest cover or try to flee off the board. Turn is now over, so star a new turn.

I’m not usually a big fan of “Move, then Fire, then Melee, then Morale checks” kind of games, but this one works quite nicely because of the mix of simultaneous and non-simultaneous phases. Throw in an interesting initiative mechanic and a stat creation system with lots of options, and I became a fan. Give it a try!

Konflikt ’47 Wierd War II Rules

Konflikt ’47 is a set of free wargames rules for 15mm games in a Wierd World War II setting:

Imagine a World in which WW2 didn’t end in 1945, a World that discovered new technologies in the mid-war period that prolonged the war and left the eventual outcome in doubt. A World in which the alliance between the US, Britain and the Soviet Union has broken down and Italy re-emerges as an ally if the Third Reich. Once you’ve imagined all this, you have the essential background to KONFLIKT’47.

Firestorm Armada Rules

Spartan Games has made its Firestorm Armada rules available as a free download.

Uncharted Seas Rules

Spartan Games now offers its Uncharted Seas rules for free.

From Spartan Games:

For the first time, Spartan Games has made the Uncharted Seas Rulebook FREE for anyone to download from our website. Set in an exciting and deadly fantasy realm, the Uncharted Seas is a fast paced naval game that delivers plenty of fun as you game with our stunningly detailed miniatures.

In this fantastical realm you will recreate in miniature the exploits of various races, including the Dragon Lords, Iron Dwarves, Imperial Humans, Shroud Mages, Bone Griffons, Orc Raiders, Thaniras Elves, Ralgard and the Sky Pirates. Everything you need to know in order to be able to play a game is in the rulebook, and we are now pleased to be able to digitally share Uncharted Seas with even more gamers around the world.

Painting 15mm WWII Airborne Video Tutorial

For Flames of War.