Rule Sets

There are many popular games out there on the market that are fun to play and well supported by detailed miniature ranges. That said, there are other very good wargames catering for various scales that are just as good but might not be so popular or well known. I hope this page opens up new venues for gamers to experiment and try out new systems.

Science Fiction Based Table Top Wargames

Killzone is intended as a supplemental way to play Warhammer 40K, which was inspired by the suggestive Kill Teams game mechanism offered in the third and forth edition of Warhammer 40,000, and in the most recent Battle Missions supplement. Killzone hopes to explore and to refine those suggestions and make them more generally playable. To use these rules, you must own and refer to your copy of the Warhammer 40,00 rulebook and the relevant Codices. Check out Galaxy In Flames  for more information about the game or click the picture below to take a look at the rules.

Killzone Survival is the sister game to Killzone but it is set in the Horus Heresy 10,000 years before, that is 30K. It is still under play testing, but I have played the rules and they seem very solid.  I can see a very bright future for this game.  So go and download it and support Big Jim and his Killzone Survival project.

10mm & 15mm Fantasy Based Table Top Wargames

Kings Of War is designed to let you play big battles with big armies! These games are quick, easy to learn and, most importantly of all, very bloody. The rules are designed to offer something for everyone - whether you are new to wargaming or a grizzled old veteran. Everyone can play this game, all you need is a box of soldiers, a copy of your preferred ruleset and a mate to play against!  Although designed for 28mm miniatures, they lend themselves beautifully 10mm & 15mm.  The rules are currently free for download or can be purchased in a full colour format.

Gruntz is a dedicated 15mm fast play wargame designed for skirmish level play with between 10 to 40 figures per side using combined arms. It is based around a generic skirmish battle at platoon level. Vehicle and artillery rules are included for a combined arms gaming experience with statistics provided for all manufacturers of 15mm sci-fi and modern figures.  The rules and statistics in Gruntz cover modern and futuristic technology, allowing for low tech and high tech mixed battles. The system includes statistics for alien technology and weird war style creatures like zombies and werewolves, so most modern and futuristic settings can be played.  I highly recommend this war game, and I encourage gamers to use these rules instead of the more commercial 28mm rule sets currently out there.

Flames of War by Battlefront is a 15mm scale WW2 miniature battle game.  It is fought between company sized formations in the several theatres of war. The basic rules are large and well written, but you also get a compact version with their introductory game set. The rules are simple and are focused at providing a game that can be completed in 90-180 minutes. Troops are based either as individual vehicles or guns, or 4-5 men per base. The lists illustrate how to build a company of infantry, mechanized, or armored troops with several optional support choices, like artillery, anti-air, anti-Tank, etc., to support your troops. This has become one of my all time favorite war games bar none.  It is enjoyable, affordable through the Plastic Soldier Company, well supported with various army lists called briefings and quite balanced.  Go ahead - buy the game and play it!


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