Galactic Heroes Star Wars Rules

Galactic Heroes is a set of rules for playing game set in the Star Wars universe. The author uses those chunky three inch “Star Wars Galactic Heroes” figures, but any would work well. The author writes:

Galactic Heroes is a friendly game for 2-6 players, ages 6 and up. Each turn, players move their action figures around the table, exploring by flipping over Tokens that could be an enemy, a trap, or even something valuable. When a player successfully deals with an encounter, they collect the token. When all the tokens are collected, the game ends and the player with the most tokens wins!

Hoplon 3 Miniatures Rules

Hoplon 3 is a nicely done set of ancients rules for large scale battles. Once commercially published, these now are available for free. The authors write:

The HOPLON rule system was designed from the start to use many of the troop types, mechanisms and army composition lists of DBM, while re-introducing those aspects of ancient warfare that have been lost through the pursuit of championship competitiveness. This allows players who wish to wargame utilizing realistic tactics, without having to sacrifice their competition-designed armies, to do so. HOPLON is by no means a DBM derivative in that it significantly differs in a number of crucial areas:
opponents move and fight �simultaneously� and can do so either organized into units or as unformed elements; various troop types may evade or break-off, all may flee or pursue, making the battlefield far more fluid and, at times, less predictable; shooting has received special attention and all troops that could do so may use this to their advantage, but purely missile troops may be limited in hand-to-hand combat; elite troops are truly capable when compared to untrained levies and can be devastating if
handled properly, and, although the PiP system is retained, better commanders have the ability to influence the mobility of their troops beyond the roll of a single die �at a price.

Johnny Tremaine Johnny Reb Variant

Johnny Tremaine is a variant of Johnny Reb, created with the permission of the Civil War game’s author, John Hill.

How To Ink Miniature Wargaming Figures

The Tabletop Titans site has a photo tutorial on inking miniature wargames figures. Inking is a great technique — actually a great time saver.

Making Middle Eastern Buildings

Olicanalad’s Games has an illustrated article on making Arab / Middle Eastern style buildings.