Quick War WWII Rules

Quick War is a set of free wargames rules for WWII games using 1:144 miniatures. From the BGG author's description:

This is a set of rules to play a WWII game with 1:144 miniatures. It doesn't use a lot of look up tables, and is easy to learn. That's why I call it "Quick War". This set of rules uses no game board, instead units are moved by measurements in inches, and rulers are used also for firing weapons. I use different colors of felt to denote hills, forest, water, and roads. Units may be hidden and put on opportunity fire, or be activated to move and fire. There are rules for artillery and infantry as well. Infantry may be used as artillery spotters, or to attack other infantry or armor. There is also Infantry support which includes heavier weapons such as bazookas.

Scratch Building A 15mm Mortar

Here's a tutorial on scratch building a 15mm mortar.

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On The Firing Line With The Germans – WWI Era Film

On The Firing Line With The Germans is a feature-length documentary shot in 1915 by two American filmmakers to show the Great War from the German perspective.

Thanks to reader Peter Schweighofer for the tip pointing me to the film. You should also visit his site.

Update: You may find that the YouTube copy of the film streams better than the one from the dot gov site. It does for me.

The Light Horsemen (1987)

A fictionalized account of the Australian Light Horse Regiment in Palestine in 1917.

Raging Empires WWI Rules

Raging Empires is a set of free wargames rules for WWI actions.

The authors write:

The Raging Empires rule system has been developed by WW1 enthusiasts to create a fast flowing game which captures the feel and flavour of this fascinating conflict.

This draft version of the rules contains all the game mechanics necessary to re-fight historical battles in all theatres and phases of the First World War, from the war of movement of 1914 to the major battles of 1916. This will be extended to cover 1917-18 in the full set of Raging Empires due for Autumn release.

One A4 Quick Reference Sheet is sufficient to contain all the information necessary to play. The main rules need only be consulted when players are learning the rules, and occasionally thereafter, to clarify situations as they arise.

Raging Empires is designed to be used for very large battles as well as relatively small encounters. The precision of the movement system and the speed and efficiency of combat makes the game flows quickly and even a closely fought battle of a moderate size can be concluded within 2 hours.

The game is designed to be played on modular hex terrain which can accommodate a range of different terrain features, e.g. open ground, trenches, strong points, hills and slopes, rivers, woods, impenetrable terrain etc.

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