Ancients D6 Version 3

Ancients D6 is a very nice looking set of Ancients rules. They also have extensive army lists. From the introduction:

Gone are our days of playing complicated simulations. Most of my friends and I do not have nearly the time to play long and complicated rules systems. I love Ancient and Medieval warfare and was looking for the perfect game. I have bought and tried many of the games on the market and found different things:
· Games were needlessly complicated.
· Games were so simple that they were not very rewarding.
· Games were not well thought out.

When playing some games, a certain amount of math is required. Simple math done over and over again for hours at a time can be quite tiring. Too many modifiers will wear a person out in no time at all. So our challenge was to:
· Design a game that can be played in 1 or 2 hours
· Provide simple game mechanics to minimize the math calculations
· Provide an easy to follow game turn
· Allow for the nuances the different armies of antiquity


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Civitates Bellantes Ancients Rules

Civitates Bellantes is a set of free wargames rules for ancient warfare.

From the author:

Civitates Bellantes is an adaptation of the Comitatus mehcanisms to cover the entire era of ‘classical’ antiquity (500 BC-AD 200). These are still a work in progress and I am developing them together with Caoimhín Boru.

Although these rules are designed around the same principles as Comitatus, they also have unique features which capture the flavour of the period. Civitates is suitable for ‘epic’ classical battles using any figure scale or base sizes. A unique feature of the rules is the treatment of a full legion as a single unit with the ability to conduct line relief.