In the Noonday Sun Small Unit Rules

In the Noonday Sun is a set of rules for small unit actions, derived from another set called Slammer. The authors of Noonday write:

In the Noonday Sun is a set of wargame rules for skirmish games using miniatures. I intended from the start that Noonday Sun would be flexible and adaptable to different scenarios. I have intentionally kept it ‘loose’, particularly in areas like troop motivation and Hollywood heroics. Noonday Sun is meant to be fun! We use miniatures on the tabletop to represent men and women who might well be scared or heroic, angry or bored, professional or just hungry, above all they are unpredictable. When you play Noonday Sun, occasionally try to see things through your troops’ eyes. They are more than just disposable weapons delivery systems.

Battlestar Galactica Starship Combat Rules

Harry Pratt’s Battlestar Galactica Starship Combat Rules are designed to recreate starship combat rules from the msot recent Galaxtica television shows.

I have to say that the fleet combat sequences in the series are absolutely spectacular, with those missles streaking through space and the ships burning up under multiple hits. Perhaps not the most scientifically valid, but spectacular nonetheless.

Full Thrust Starship Rules Wiki

I absolutely love the Full Thrust starship rules. If you can’t get enought of the rules, there’s now a Full Thrust Wiki.

Science Fiction Terrain From CD Spindles

We all knew that cds — especially those free ones you get in the mail — make great bases for terrain pieces. But who knew that you also could use the spindles. Here is a photo tutorial on using the spindles to make science fiction terrain pieces — such as fuel tanks, etc.

The site is in Spanish, but the photos speak for themselves.

Legends of Old Mars LotR LotOW Variant

Legends of Old Mars is a Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom variant of Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings / Legends of the Old West game. I think that system is perfect for playing games involving John Carter, Tars Tarkas and the other denizens of Burrough’s Barsoom.