Simply Skirmish Rules

Simply Skirmish is a set of free wargames rules for easy to play skirmish games. The author writes:

Simply Skirmish is a skirmish system based on GZG’s FMA game system and incorporates FUDGE concepts. It’s goals are a simple, easy to use skirmish system, suitable for table top gaming with up to around two dozen figures and is also suitable for Role Playing Games as well. It accomplishes this with simple, yet subtle, rules for combat that are easy to play and remember.

Battlefields: From Broadswords To Bullets

Battlefields: From Broadswords To Bullets is a set of free wargames rules for battles ranging from ancients to moderns. They’re designed for 20mm / HO Scale figures.

Bravado Universal Wargames Rules

Bravado is a set of free wargames rules suitable for a wide variety of periods. What makes these rules different is what the author calls “the revolutionary concept of Player Determined Initiative Risk Order.” With it, players may choose to gain the initiative, but at increasing risk of exhausting commanders.



Budget Battle Universal Rules

Budget Battle is a set of free wargames rules for fun games with plastic army men and their ilk. The author writes:


This set of rules was inspired by some sets of cheap toy soldiers with interesting pairings such as “Army men vs Cavemen”, “Ninja vs Robots” and so forth. These reminded me of the running joke in an episode of “Angel” that was about “Cavemen vs Spacemen”. One set was “Pirates vs Ninja”, reminding me of a side mission in Saints Row 2.

Now at last, the great philosophical debates of our time can be settled! These rules are not intended to be as detailed or as sophisticated as some rulesets. They are probably not perfect, just something I jotted down one weekend. Many of the game mechanics are also used in a variety of other games. Some forces will be stronger than others and it may take a few games to determine ratios that give more balance.

These are just intended for a bit of fun with some toy soldiers, a fist full of dice and some measuring sticks or a ruler. Adapt them and modify them as you desire.


Flat Out War

Flat Out War is a “universal” set of free wargames rules. They’re designed to let players use any miniatures in any period. The underlying principle is that a miniatures abilities are determined by dice with different number of faces.