Pirates anyone? Pieces of Eight is a set of free wargames rules from Andy Watkins portraying Hollywood pirate skirmishes. They are a relatively simple set of rules — but that’s a good thing! Who wants complications when you’re playing pirates.
Bob Bergman has written “One If By Land”, a set of free wargames rules for the American War of Independence on a 1:10 scale. The rules use a card activation system, movement is randomized with a die to reflect the uneven nature of terrain, and fire and melee combat are resolved by rolling a d10 and consulting a table. A nice touch is that the figures are based according to the popular “Age of Reason” rules set. I have a large collection of 15mm American Revolution figures and I’m going to give these a try.
Black Powder is a set of free wargames rules by Wes Rogers for skirmish warfare in the period 1600 – 1870.
For a limited time, Warlord Games is offering free digital copies of Black Powder, Hail Caesar and Pike & Shotte
Andy Watkins has these free simple skirmish rules for fighting miniature battles set in the French and Indian War. These rules belong to the “less is more” category.