Painting A 28mm Mercenary Hoplite

The Ancient Battles site offers a nice article on building a Warhammer Ancient Battles mercenary hoplite unit for a Persian army (for use with the Alexander The Great supplement). The author uses a variety of painting techniques, and there are some nice photos.

Fighting For The Pharaoh Rules

The prolific Matt Fritz offers Fighting for The Pharaoh, a set of simple and free wargames rules for refighting the battle of Kadesh in miniature. The best part is that, in addition to the rules, Matt also offers paper figures in both color and black and white. LIke all of his games, this one is designed for Matt’s students.

Warhammer Ancients “Alexander” Clarifications and Errata

Here’s a page with some errata and clarifications for Warhammer Ancients’ Alexander The Great book.

Spartacus Gladiator Rules

Andy Watkins has one page set of rules for games involving Roman gladiators. You can use the fine Wargames Foundry 28mm Gladiators to fill your arena.

Hoplites Computer Game

Hoplites is a free computer card game based on the excellent GMT board game SPQR. I’ve played it and its a lot of fun. The card layout is reminiscent of the play in Columbia Games’ Gettysburg and Eagles games. There are also Samurai and Conan expansions. It’s an excellent diversion when you can’t get out your miniatures. Download the game here.