PEG has released the latest version of Savage Worlds Showdown, their universal skirmish rules. It’s available for a free download.
A Cast of Thousands is not so much a set of miniatures rules as a rules mechanic. It’s designed to allow you to play “cinematic games” where you set your own level of risk-and-reward.
Crimson Dusk is a new set of science fiction wargames rules. The author writes:
Welcome to Crimson Dusk. Crimson Dusk is a wargames ruleset for tabletop games. These exciting rules cover actions from skirmish level to platoon level. Command your troops onwards as you confront enemy forces, design your armies, and equip them with a miriad of weapons.
Crimson Dusk is a ruleset that allows you to take whatever models you have in your collection, in any scale and use them in wargames. The rules contain full listings for how to design your troops and set points cost to them so you can compete against your friends for mastery of the tabletop. And the great news is that the rules are entirely free to downlaod and share.
The rules are still under development, but on the Rules page you can see how far we’ve come. The current version is not yet the 1st edition, but a working copy, much more will be added to and developed before it is finally released, but take a look and tell us what you think in the forum. This could be your chance to influence how a rulesset is developed.
Warstuff is a set of one page rules for playing games with whatever you have in your box. The author writes:
WarStuff is a single-paged ruleset designed to be played with any miniatures or toys you have at hand. The rules are perfect as an introduction to wargaming for kids, and for conventions and pick-up games where players might have models from different lines.
Brickquest is a set of free miniature wargames rules for dungeon adventures along the lines of Heroquest or DungeonQuest. The catch here is that it uses Lego guys.