Yashima is a print-and-play combat game that combines “the speed and complexity of card games with the tactical movement and terrain found in miniatures game.”
The indefatigable Jim Wallman has a new set of miniatures rules called “The Pirates of Yendor.” It’s for fantasy naval warfare, with rules for elf and dwarf galleys, corsairs and such. It also has an interesting pre-planned movement system using cards.
It all makes me want to get out my old Games Workshop Man O War figures.
Ed Walker has written a set of free wargames rules called Tabletop Titans. He writes:
BAM – POW – KAZOWEE. These are the sounds of super heros in action. Who could forget the wild brawls we all envisioned while reading our favorite super hero comics? Tabletop Titans is a game of miniature combat where players create super heros to do battle. Designed to be played on any tabletop or with one of the many types of terrain systems on the market Tabletop Heros provides all the rules necessary to create a unique super hero and pit it in combat against other superpowered beings. Tabletop Titans uses the ACTION combat system.
Te Wapen is one of those rules sets being developed by a group using the Yahoo Groups website. This one is a fantasy variant of the BattleCry and Memior ’44 games engine.
Brimstone is a set of free wargames rules for 15mm to 28mm skirmish battles in Hell. Written by Anreas Udby, the premise is that the Prince of arkness has been slain, and that his lieutenants are battling for control of the underworld. It’s cleverly written, with lines like this:
Panic. There�s also no such thing as morale in Hell. Face it — to have morale, you really need to have such a thing as happiness. In Hell, there are really just shades of panic, hopelessness, and utter despair.
Another part I like is that it turns out that Hell has a caste system and the various denizens won’t always play nice together.
All in all, an imaginative work.