Lightning War and Red Storm Modern Rules

Lightning War And Red Storm is a set of free wargames rules for modern warfare. They’re in the files section of the Yahoo group. The author writes:

Lightning War is a game of warfare during the age of machinery. It is a game of strategy and tactics where battles (of perhaps more than one day) are able to be played in a few hours. The basic unit of control is the battalion (or national equivalent). This is a unit of individual bases (usually around four), where each base represents a company (or squadron of tanks). This battalion-sized unit is called a combat unit. A group of these combat units, usually two to four, is called a battle group. An example of a battle group is a British armoured brigade, where the individual armoured regiments are the combat units. The four bases within each represent the squadrons within the regiments. The focus of Lightning War is not on detail (for instance, range bands and armour penetration tables) but on troop types, the training of the soldiers involved and command control.

Chinese Takeout Martial Arts Rules

Chinese Takeout is a set of free wargames rules for recreating Hong Kong martial arts movies on the desktop. The authors write:

Chinese Takeout is a game of Martial arts and Sorcery for two or more players. If you happen to have a great knowledge base on all the moves and equipment of the oriental arts then don’t get too excited. My inspiration for Chinese Takeout is very much the Kung-Fu/ Kill Bill/ Crouching Tiger kind of martial arts, where the heroes move almost exactly as if they were on wires suspended from cranes and the job of a henchman has got to be the most depressing career available. Maybe it pays well?

31 full colour pages with simple rules and great subtlety built in. Kids can pick it up in minuites. Adults can spend weeks fine tuning their character and combos.

Silly Movie Skirmish Game

The Silly Movie Skirmish Game is designed to mimic over-the-top action hero movies.

The author writes:

This game was developed by myself as a quick and easy, simple as can be, fun table top game using any miniatures. The game is not designed to be a simulation of real combat, it is designed to mimic the over the top action and ability witnessed in many a action film.

With a little tweaking the game can be sci fi, horror or wargame. The idea is to create a movie style hero or team of heroes of different heroic value and pit them against stupid bad guys and increasingly clever villains.

For a normal game Grunts and Henchmen (cannon fodder) should be set at HERO 0, favourite units set at HERO 1 with NCOs at HERO2. Lesser HEROs should be set at 3 to 4, with screen idols set at 5 to 6. OTT Heroes set at HERO 7.

For a more true to life game, the max hero should be set at HERO 3 and those characters should be seen as the best SF force (SAS, SEALS etc), Elite forces maybe set at HERO 2 and Normal NCO’s set at HERO 1.

Keep your games simple, don’t go into much depth, enjoy mindless action J

Carnage: Drive To Survive Rules

Carnage are a set of free wargames rules for auto combat in a slightly different world. The author explains:

Carnage is a racing battle game set in Britain in 2003 or so. Players take control of vehicles from humble Reliant Regals to top-spec Lamborghinis, and then kit them out with improbable Equipment and weaponry, with a view to slaughtering similar minded opponents. They take part in “duels”, (races against each other for honour, pride or cash….but mostly cash), in order to better their machines and skills for the next race. What the end goal is of all this, probably no-one knows, and the Police seem strangely absent from all this. Ah well, who said reality was fun?

Battle: War At Sea Modern Naval Rules

Battle War At Sea is a set of free wargames rules for modern naval warfare. It is designed for 1/6000 scale ships