A Gathering of Hosts

Ross Macfarlane offers A Gathering of Hosts, an ancients wargame. Ross writes:

This is a set of simple rules for playing wargames with toy soldiers depicting ancient warriors. It is not a detailed, simulation of low level ancient tactics or high level ancient command, nor is it intended to be a clever vehicle for challenging competition style games. It is, hopefully, a relaxed game where the gamer can focus on his over all plan, not minor tactical details while getting enough flavour to feel right at a high level.

King Of War Historical Ancient Battles

The Hour of Wolves and Shattered Shields site has a set of free wargames rules for Ancients Battles based on the free set of fantasy wargames rules called Kings of War.

Anticamente Hex Based Ancients

Anticamente is a set of free hex based rules for ancients offered by TB Line Hobby Wargames. It’s a very nicely presented set. The authors write:

The Rules will let you replay the epic battles that took place from Ancient times right up to the early Renaissance period with an “area-based” approach. The use of hexagons will allow you to use three dimensional scenery in complete synergy with the rules without one aspect penalising the other. Anticamente does not pretend to simulate battles; the unknowns are many and modern deductions are often based on hypotheses which, in turn, derive from a few confused and, at worst, contrasting sources. Instead, after some play tests and objective deductions, Anticamente attempts to suggest the reasons why some situation occurred.

Ancient Campaign Rules

Dale the Wargamer offers a set of free Ancient Campaign rules

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A Meeting of Hosts

A Meeting of Hosts is a set of rules for simple ancient wargames with toy soldiers by Ross Macfarlane, inspired by Joe Morschauser and Don Featherstone.