Chechen Conflict Rules

Here’s a one-page set of free wargames rules for the Chechen Conflict, with figures based on on stands.

Iron and Steam Rules

Iron and Steam is a set of free wargames rules for pre-dreadnought Victorian naval actions.

Iron & Steam is based on a set of Victorian pre-dreadnought rules written by a friend in the late 1980s. They’ve evolved over the years though I’ve not played them recently. The game is meant to use sheets for each ship to record movement orders and accumulated damage. I had a fairly complex set up of mail-merged MS Word documents to generate the record sheets. But, of couse, they no longer function so I’ll have to come up with another system of generating them. That may take a while. Still… the game is playable if you’re willing to keep track of the statistics on a piece of paper. I know, I know… so high tech…. The methods of calculating the factors and a number of pre-calculated ships are included in the rules.

Dark Seas Nightime Naval Warfare Board Game

Dark Seas is a free print-and-play board game about nighttime warfare between naval forces in WWII. From the author:

Here’s a board game (as opposed to a miniatures game) featuring the night battles between naval forces in the Second World War. The game is designed for quick play, but with the intention of highlighting some of the key features of these battles. To play, you should have two six sided dice, a twelve sided die, a hex grid with large hexes, and adhesive-backed paper to make the counters. Optional, but highly recommended are some sets of colored wooden blocks of the type used by Columbia Games in their block games. These make very nifty counters that can be set on edge for ease of use. Below are the rules, a set of scenarios with maps, sheets to organize task groups, and a counter set.

For Parliament, King Or Glory Rules Update

David Marks has updated his For Parliament, King or Glory rules for the English Civil War. They’re a very professionally done set that I would love to play. I think I’ll have to get out my 6mm ECW figures.