Taiping Era – Rules For 19th Century China

Taiping Era is a set of free wargames rules for the Taiping Rebellion and the Opium Wars. The game is designed to be played with 15mm figures on a game area with 6" square grids.

Across the Rio Grande Mexican War Rules

The Mexican American Wars Yahoo Group has a set of free miniature wargames rules for the Mexican War called Across The Rio Grande. The authors write:

Across the Rio Grande is a simple, fast-playing, battalion-level rules set that is intended to impart the flavor of the Mexican-American War and simulate the battles fought during that period. By its nature it was a war of small unit actions where one man could turn a battle around through a heroic action or foolish blunder. Morale was as important as anything else for keeping an army together, and it plays a big part in these rules. Weaponry didn�t vary enough between the units for it to have a great impact on a battle, with the exception of the American light artillery units, which on numerous occasions had a disproportionate influence on a battle, and this has been built into the rules. Finally, hand-to-hand combat has probably been overemphasized in contemporary art and text since it didn�t actually happen that often. This is reflected in the rules for melee combat which result in few actual casualties, but which have a great effect on unit morale, especially for the losers. The intent of this set of rules is to be a quick-to-learn and fun game especially for gamers unfamiliar with the Mexican-American War and those who prefer relatively simple rules systems.

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Corpen 1899 19th Century Naval Rules

Corpen 1899 is a set of free wargames rules for 19th Century naval combat. The author writes:

Corpen:1889 is a set of rules for simulating naval battles in the late 19th century. It was inspired by GDW's excellent Ironclads and Ether Flyers (I&EF) supplement for the Space:1889 role-playing game. It tries to preserve the "flavor" of that era that I&EF conveyed, while at the same time requiring less dice-rolling and record-keeping than I&EF did. It is based upon my earlier Corpen 18 WWII surface naval combat game, with significant alterations which were required to take into account the much different nature of naval combat in the late 19th century.

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8e Cuirassiers 1700 – 1870 Rules

8e Cuirassiers 1700 - 1870 is a set of free wargames rules for the horse and musket period. An infantry battalion is represented by four bases.

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Colts and Arrows Western Skirmish Rules

Colts and Arrows is a set of free wargames rules for wild west skirmishes.