Instant Thunder Air War Rules

Nigel Lancaster has written a set of abstract modern air war rules called Instant Thunder, and has graciously permitted MiniatureWargaming to host them. This is a major work, with 28 pages of rules, aircraft and missle lists, and designers notes.

Instant Thunder v1.1 with contents+appOK

SCENARIO PACK ULT

INSTANT BANDITS RULES

china v taiwan scens

INSTANT BANDITS SCENARIOS

The Squadron Game

transformers scenario

transformers amended

A Drop Too Many

A Drop Too Many is an interactive storytelling game by Jim Wallman. It’s truly a unique concept, and worth taking a long look.

Axis and Allies Miniatures Rules

Wizards of the Coast releases its Axis and Allies game today. The rules are available for free. You can get the quickstart guide or the advanced rules.

WWII Ship ID Plans

Veteran Gamer Lou Coatney offers a page with printable WWII ship plans from US government sources. I’ve got an idea about printing the side views,coloring and basing them and using them for a naval game.

Uniforms of WWII by Andrew Mollo

There was a discussion over at the Miniatures Page about a good WWII painting resouce. I don’t normally do posts about commercial products, but you can consider this a public service review.

For my money, the best resource for WWII uniforms is the Armed Forces of WWII by Andrew Mollo.

I’ve painted a lot of WW2 figures on commission over the last several years, and I have found this book to be the one indispensable resouce. Virtually every uniform I’ve wanted has been in here. Where else would you find the uniforms and insignia of the WWII Hungarian Air Force. There are 365 color paintings in the volume, and many more black and white photos. There is also a lot of information about the organization and ranks of the various armies. All, in all, its highly recommended for WWII painters and gamers.