In The Great Wide Open, you have crash landed in a frozen wilderness and must make your way back to civilization. This print and play game was a BGG contest winner for 2019.
Queen Bee is a two to six player print and play game about a war between bee hives. The game recently won a Board Game Geek contest. It’s got hexes and counters, as well as card play, so it looks like a light-hearted wargame.
Ok. So its not really miniatures related, but it’s still really neat. Ravensblight has a downloadable game called Midnight’s Banshee which is a cross between a board game and a foldable paper model. The goal of the game is to collect five skulls from the tombs in the graveyard. But be careful, for you never know which one contains a vampire. There’s a clever spinner under the game board which randomizes the locations of the vampires.
Warpspawn games has a vampire hunting game called Methuselah designed to be played on a chessboard with a custom set of cards. One side plays Dracula and his minions, the other the vampire hunter and his assistants.
I think that some of the ideas could easily be lifted for use in more traditional miniatures games.
John Cooper has sets of downloadable hexes for making your own wargames maps.