En Avant Napoleonic Wargames Rules

En Avant is one of Jim Wallman’s “One Brain Cell” rules, this time for Napoleonic warfare. It allows you to conduct a brigade sized engagement in about 20 minutes using 25mm – 28mm figures. Just scroll down to find the links.

Quick Napoleonics

Back when MWAN was still being published, it was my favorite wargaming magazine — in no small part because of the variety of interesting characters who wrote for the magazine. One of those was Friar Aelred Glidden, who is perhaps the world’s only wargaming monk. Glidden’s game rules were always simple, but interesting, and I very much miss reading his works.

Quick Napoleonics is a set of free wargames rules inspired by Friar Glidden.

Valeur et Discipline Napoleonics Website

The Valeur et Discipline site has some terrific eye candy of 25mm Napoleonic figures. My dream is to have a collection of such figs.

Waterloo Napoleonics Rules

Waterloo is a new set of Napoleonics rules, free for the downloading, from Evan Williams. The game is organized around “companies,” and statistics are for single figures.

Grognards and Grenadiers Fastplay Card Driven Napoleonic Rules

Rudi Geudens offers a new game in his Command and Colors series of free wargames rules: Grognards and Grenadiers. These Napoleonic rules are designed for fast play using a card mechanism.

Geudens writes:

This is another set of my card driven wargame rules “COMMAND BY COLOUR”, and although still loosely inspired by the Battle Cry & Memoir ’44 games by Richard Borg, this game no longer has a battlefield divided in 3 sections, because I took a different approach. The left-centre-right wing Battle Cry/Memoir ’44 principle has here been replaced by colour-coding the units red, green and blue (activated by cards of the same colour) thus enabling the players to concentrate their units anywhere on the battlefield if they wish so.