Fire and Discipline was originally published (in 1988) to cover tactical warfare from 1740-1850. It is now in two versions, one focusing on firepower, the other on discipline. Both versions use the same basing and organization structure. The rules are lengthy because many simple questions are answered with the clarification examples. Optional rules are included to allow for more realistic and slower play for those who prefer it. After learning the rules most players will be able to play a friendly game by using only the pullout charts.
I have a large collection of 1/1200 Civil War Ironclads but have never played many games with them becuase I haven’t really found a set of rules I liked. I may give theis free set called Smoke on the Water a try.
Dagorlad has a great article on the architecture of Gondor, along with instructions for building models for your Games Workshop Lord of the Rings battlegames. It’s simply amazing how he breaks down still photos from teh movies and then translates them into miniature.
Here’s a variant of Warhammer Ancient Battles for the American Revolution. No. Really. It could work.
“Pulp” adventure is one of the biggest current themes in miniature wargaming. Here’s a site with a selection of classic pulp stories for you to read online.