Green Blood and Red Blood For Mars

As a kid, one of my favorite book series was Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the first, “A Princess of Mars.”

So I was excited to find Green Blood and Red Blood for Mars, a set of rules for mass combat on Mars in the Victorian Age. Now I’ve got one more excuse to get some of those neat martian figures that are circulating from various companies these days.

Warhammer English Civil War Group

The Warhammer English Civil War group not only has lots of information for fans of the game, it also hosts a number of Warhammer variants, including an American War of Independence version.

Clif’s 1490-1690 Rules

Clif Castle offers a set of free wargames rules for the pike and shot era. Clif writes:

These rules were designed with a couple of purposes in mind neither of which is to refute or downgrade any other rules set for this period. The authors of other rules sets for this era have my greatest admiration and gratitude. Dave Millward and George Gush are unquestionably the Fathers of gaming in this period. Their rules have given me 20 years of fun and history. Trevor Halsall of Newbury and Phil Barker’s DBR have added to this legacy. I hope to add to this in some small way with these rules. This period is by far the most colorful and difficult to wargame. These rules use cards and action points for movement and combat and the most popular basing system. They are designed for ease of play and, I hope, to reflect your vision of this era.

The rules use event cards, and include provisions for that most fun of the weapons of the era: the war wagon.

Painting A 28mm Mercenary Hoplite

The Ancient Battles site offers a nice article on building a Warhammer Ancient Battles mercenary hoplite unit for a Persian army (for use with the Alexander The Great supplement). The author uses a variety of painting techniques, and there are some nice photos.

Fighting For The Pharaoh Rules

The prolific Matt Fritz offers Fighting for The Pharaoh, a set of simple and free wargames rules for refighting the battle of Kadesh in miniature. The best part is that, in addition to the rules, Matt also offers paper figures in both color and black and white. LIke all of his games, this one is designed for Matt’s students.