Hoplites Computer Game

Hoplites is a free computer card game based on the excellent GMT board game SPQR. I’ve played it and its a lot of fun. The card layout is reminiscent of the play in Columbia Games’ Gettysburg and Eagles games. There are also Samurai and Conan expansions. It’s an excellent diversion when you can’t get out your miniatures. Download the game here.

First Man In Rome Campaign Rules

Jim Naughton has written a set of campaign rules for DBA

about the last stage of the Roman Republic. In it, each player will represent a Praetor, the second rank of Roman senior magistrates, and the lowest rank empowered with Imperium, the power to command Roman armies and exercise governorship of a Roman province. Eventually some praetors will advance to the rank of consul, and occasionally dictator. Ultimately the goal is to amass sufficient prestige to stand unchallenged as First Man in Rome.

Hat Tip: Rich Baier

Ancient Battlefields

Ancient Battlefields is a set of free wargames rules "with an emphasis on Command and Control". The game is over when the opposing general flees the field.

Caliburn’s Wrath Arthurian Rules

Caliburn’s Wrath is a set of free wargames rules from Matt Cappetta for the Arthurian period. The rulesCaliburn’s Wrath are “intended to represent intense clashes between small bands of foot soldiers.”

Jervis on Warhammer Ancients Battles

Lochagos, at the Lochagos website has collected all of the postings that Jervis Johnson made regarding Warhammer Ancients Battles, on the WAB Ancients List. Lochagos cautions that, while these are not official rulings, they do provide some insight into JJ’s thinking.