Lord of the Rings Vietnam Variant

Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings system proves to be remarkably versatile, as gamers have adapted it to a large number of skirmish periods.

The Vietnam variant of the Legends of the Old West game is available at the Lord of the Rings Battlegame Yahoo Group.

Micro Armor Devastation

Micro Armor Devastation is a set of fast play miniatures rules for land and air combat from World War II onward. They’re very nicely done in a pdf format.

La Felicissima Armada Naval Rules

Jim Wallman offers a set of free naval wargames rules called La Felicissima Armada. It’s a Spanish Armada naval game designed to use 1/144 plastic ships on the floor.

15mm Viking Army Eye Candy

My brother is painting a 15mm Viking Army for Might of Arms and I thought I’d use this space to pass on the following link. The photos of the 15mm Viking army here are simply among the best I’ve ever seen.

Throne of Bayonets Napoleonic Rules

Andrew Fisher has created a set of free Napoleonic wargames rules called Throne of Bayonets. Andrew writes:

I like a set of rules to tell me what it is trying to do in the introduction. This lets me get a quick idea of whether I’m likely to enjoy the game, and therefore helps me to decide whether or not to buy. Most rules allow only 5 minutes action in a 15 minute turn in order to ensure that battles last more than 20 minutes; this set uses a realistic time and ground scale to allow very quick action — sometimes — but it also ensures that a lot of time is spent in waiting for orders or in indecisive firefights and half-hearted cavalry charges. To make this workable you have to be able to play a lot of turns, so I’ve made the rules very simple, with a minimum of tables and dice roll modifications. In playtest, players using up to a division each proved able to fight in close to real time, even in their first game.

Incidentally, the title comes from a Boris Yeltsin quote from 1991: You can make a throne out of bayonets, but you cannot sit on it for long.