Pieces of Eight Rules

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.

One If By Land AWI rules

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 Skirmish Rules

Black Powder is a set of free wargames rules by Wes Rogers for skirmish warfare in the period 1600 – 1870.

Free Black Powder, Hail Caesar and Pike & Shotte Rules

For a limited time, Warlord Games is offering free digital copies of Black Powder, Hail Caesar and Pike & Shotte

French and Indian War Skirmish Rules

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.