Near Run Thing Napoleonics Rules

A Near Run Thing is a set of Napoleonics rules by Peter Hunt of the Hong Kong Society of Wargamers. From the members list, it seems that Hong Kong has quite a thriving miniature wargames community.

Back to the rules: A Near Run Thing apparently once was available as a commercial set, but now is revised and available on the net. Peter Hunt writes:

En Avant En Masse Napoleonic Rules

En Avant En Masse is Jim Wallman’s diceless, divisional level Napoleonic Wargame. Jim writes:

Based on the En Avant! diceless battalion level game, this takes the concept to the next level. This system is designed to play out a corps battle using 6mm figures in about an hour or so. The intention is that there is a player per division, with a corps commander in overall control, per side. It is not intended that the players see or use the game rules � this is to be done by one or more umpires.

World War II Battalion To Corps Level Rules

Alienstar offers a set of World War II rules for battalion to Corps level games.

By Fire and Movement Modern Corps Rules

Andrew Stevenson offers new set of modern wargames rules based on the Lightning War/Red Storm system. Called “By Fire and Movement”, it is aimed at playing a corps or more each side. You can get the free beta version by joining the Yahoo Group.

Mini Nap 6mm Napoleonic Wargames Rules

Mini Nap is a set of Napoleonic Warfare rules for 6mm figures. The authors write:

MINI-NAP is a set of wargames rules specifically designed for playing a reasonably quick corps sized Napoleonic wargame using the 6 mm scale.

They grew out of my desire for a set of rules that would allow two players to play a traditional style, historically based Corps sized game (of around 35 to 50 units on each side) but one that would allow such a reasonably large game as this to be played and finished within about four hours (which they do).

Under the MINI-NAP rules, the basic force normally fielded is a Corps consisting of several Divisions. Unlike many other wargames systems, there is no points system involved in MINI-NAP. Players are encouraged to use an actual historical corps (and historical corps structures). That means you will need to do some research.

As a guide, the MINI-NAP Corps Guidelines give some general details on how many of the various nationalities involved in this period arranged their Corps (and also the Infantry Brigades, Cavalry Brigades, Mixed Brigades, Reserve Brigades and Reserve Artillery of the Divisions therein) and they also include how to rate units. Brigades are important within the game system.

Individual units manoeuvre, fire, fight hand-to-hand combat, etc, during the course of the game by the Brigade, as they did historically. Several Brigades can also manoeuvre by the Division if circumstances allow.