The Lionel Tarr Rules

Jim Wallman has posted the Lionel Tarr Rules for Modern Warfare on his website. Jim explains that these were

written sometime around 1959, these are as published in Don Featherstone’s original 1962 book ‘War Games’ – retyped and made available to nostalgic wargamers everywhere.

Fast Play D-Day Rules

The theme of Historicon 2004 is “D-Day and the Liberation of Europe.” If you’re not going, you can still be there in spirit by playing this set of Fast Play D-Day free wargames rules. Author Matt Fritz also provides paper soldiers, landing craft and bunkers. It’s everything you need for a quick D-Day game.

Here’s an idea for a miniature wargaming scenario: During WWII, a group of US paratroopers, or British commandos are sent to destroy a V-2 rocket base. Of course, to do this, you’re going to need to add a model of a V-2 rocket to your terrain. This website has a free paper model of a V-2 rocket in 1/32 scale. You could easily rescale it on your computer.

Not Quite Mechanized rules

Chris Kemp offers Not Quite Mechanized, a free set of operational level WWII rules. With the great emphasis on skirmish rules these days, it’s refreshing to see a set of large scale rules. Here’s what Chris has to say on why he decided to write an operational level set:

The idea for NQM began in the 1980’s when there was a dearth of fast games that allowed large multiplayer games to flow smoothly with a minimum of fuss. My experience of large cloth-model games at RMA Sandhurst with Dr Paddy Griffith and others, created a yearning to be able to re-create the vast sweep of those games, but with a far less intrusive umpire load. The players would be able to handle all the low-level combat themselves, leaving the umpire(s) free to concentrate on the high level decisions. Oh, and just to make it harder, the game had to be able to handle a couple of players wanting to have a knock-about on a Friday evening. Whether or not I succeeded, you can judge for yourself.

World War II Vehicle Camouflage Guide

Mike Cooper has a web page with useful information on World War Two vehicle camouflage. IIt includes text descriptions, as well as a virtual “paint chip” gallery.