In The Year of One Reed: Final Conquest of the Aztecs

In The Year of One Reed: Final Conquest of the Aztecs is a set of fast play rules for students about the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan.

Wargamers Guide To The Aztecs

Chronofus has written a guide to wargaming the Aztecs. This is a major work, with information on the various troop types, and comes complete with color illustrations

New World DBA

New World DBA is a set of amendments and lists for playing DBA games in the New World: Tupis, Aztecs, Incas and Conquistadors

Ancient Aztec Temple Paper Model

Here’s a paper model of an ancient Central American┬ástyle temple, just ripe for sacrifices. I think it would be terrific for a pulp action game.

Obsidian Blade: Twilight of Old Mexico

Obsidian Blade: Twilight of Old Mexico is a set of free wargames rules for the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

This is an introductory set of wargaming rules. It is designed for the novice player with little or no wargaming experience. Surprisingly, the simplicity of the rules has added some nuances of play that often escape more experienced players. The first is that this is not a simultaneous move and fight game. Consequently, deciding whether to move first or second can be a major decision, particularly for the Aztec player. The ideal situation for that player is to go second in a turn and manage to surround some of the enemy, then go first in the next turn and hustle the captured figures away for sacrifice at a later time. It is to the advantage of the Spanish player to ensure that the Aztec player never gets to move two consecutive phases. Secondly, it is important to realize that hand-to-hand combat is not simultaneous and that it is generally better to attack than defend.

There are those who will decry the simplicity of these rules. Yes, victory depends on a certain amount of “gamesmanship” rather than sound strategy. But then what do you expect for free, on the internet, and on less than two printed pages?