Iron Hands has an illustrated article on making trench systems for your 25mm – 28mm miniature wargames. The principal ingredients are concrete patch, rocks and fiberboard.
First World War dot Com is a good resource for doing research into the war to end all wars.
Eye Candy time.
Mike Cooper has photos of several World War I dioramas that he has made. There’s Austrian Artillery, one of the Great War in Palestine, a trench mortar and a gas attack model.
Rudi Geudens has a page with photos of World War One guns and tanks from the Belgian Royal Museum of the Army and Military History in Brussels. Photos such as these are always useful when painting your wargames miniatures.
The Wire by Jim Wallman is not exactly a set of miniatures rules. Rather, it is a set of umpired rules designed to provide the participants with the feel of command during the Great War. Wallman writes:
This is the combat resolution system for a command post game about commanding brigades and divisions in WW1, particularly focussed on 1916. The rules are intended to be run in real time, and by umpires, who then write messages to the HQ players in the form they would have been historically, and subject to the delays and inaccuracies that would have existed at the time. The players never see the rules at all, and must work from a map (ideally in a smelly cellar by the light of a flickering oil lantern while umpires chuck buckets of earth at then).