GASLIGHT House Rules

GASLIGHT is probably the most played set of Victorian Science Fiction miniatures rules available today. The Rivets and Steam site has a page of houserules for the set.

A Perfect Sheet of Flame Civil War Rules

Mike Willegal offers A Perfect Sheet of Flame, a set of free wargames rules for gaming the Amerian Civil War. Mike writes that this is the fourth version of his Iron Brigade system:

This forth version has a major revamping of the game mechanics. Gone is the sequential alternate movement system. In place is a order driven simatanious movement system. Orders must be generated by officers and isolated units may only execute their orders after a delay. Gone is the need for the results tables. In place of that, the player must perform some very simple math (adding up the sum a of a number of dice) followed by a simple divide. The result is intended to be a much more exciting, and fast moving game. The old system of tying morale to fire combat remains, though in an altered format. The overall effect of combat should be similar to the previous version, with a bit more luck thrown in. This should average out quite quickly in battle, as I have studied probilities of sum of a number of dice quite carefully in coming up with this system.

The Tomahawk and the Flame

The Tomahawk and The Flame is a variant of Larry Brom’s Sword and the Flame rules for the American Indian wars 1866 – 1890.

Forgotten Futures Role Playing Game

Forgotten Futures is Marcus Rowland’s role playing game of scientific romance. It’s been around for quite a while, having been available on the web for years, before being published by the Heliograph. That company now has discontinued the product, and it again is available on the web. I have a printed copy, and have really enjoyed it. There are plenty of ideas there for miniature wargamers, especially if you like games with a role playing flavor.

‘Splorers, Savages, Soldiers and Slavers

‘Splorers, Savages, Soldiers and Slavers is a set of miniatures skirmish rules by Alan Hamilton for the Morvalistan wing of the Morval Earth project. Morvalistan is:

a fictional area of Africa. It covers the general region of the current Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. It was created in 1999 by Alan Hamilton … Set in Victorian times the main characters are British, European and tribal. That is not to say that the Americans and Chinese do not appear.