A two story, half-timbered inn would be a great addition to any wargames table, and useful in miniatures games ranging from fantasy to World War II. It’d also be a lot of fun to work out a rold playing baroom brawl. Here’s a pictorial tutorial on how to do it. A warning, though, the pictures are HUGE and take a bit of time to download.
I own a copy of the original Grenadier Fantasy Warriors boxed set. In fact, all the dwarf and orc miniatures that came with it are still unpainted and on their sprues. (I already had hordes of Games Workshop orc and dwarves and simply played with those).
The game had a lot to recommend it: the figures were great, they were a good bargain, and the rules were a marked departure from Games Workshop. What we liked most about the rules was the emphasis on command, rather than on individual super figures. Sadly, however, it’s been out of print for many years.
Now you can get the original rules as a download here. As for the figures, I understand that there is an italian company that produces them, but I’ve had no success in finding them.
Here are a set of rules for a tower defense game with miniatures.
The premise, according to the author:
You are the sole defender of a precious Portal which allows travel between worlds. Orcs want to travel to other worlds, because theirs sucks. They will smash down the gates and doggedly pour through the castle into the portal, if you let them. Miniature Tower Defense is a tabletop game inspired by video games such as “Orcs Must Die” and “Sanctum” in which the hero places traps to stop mindless hordes of enemies, while also fighting them personally.
Lizards vs Wizards is an RPG set in the “days after the Big Blammo.” You are a sentient lizard. Unfortunately, there also are Wizards, who are “crazy, weird and dangerous humans” who often use lizard parts in their experiements.
It looks like a hoot.
Blood Bowl is one of Games Workshop’s smaller games, but its been around for as long as I can remember. Here’s a Bloodbowl variant that uses the game to play European "Football" — soccer.