Wargame Rule Sets

Gaslands Martian Racing Federation Demo Race

For decades, video games such as F-Zero and Wipeout have delivered the thrill of futuristic anti-grav racing to home gaming consoles. Gravity defying hover cars have also graced a slew of big budget sci-fi movies over the years, including Star Wars, The Fifth Element and Back to the Future. Paid …

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Brutality Skirmish Wargame, Bandits vs Cannibals

Crystal-pilfering bandits incur the wrath of hungry, hungry cannibals, as we test-drive the Brutality Skirmish Wargame designed by hobbyist, columnist and podcaster Scott Wainwright. Brutality players assemble outrageous warbands of four to eight models, using virtually any 28mm miniatures from their collections, regardless of wargaming genre or historical time period. …

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Open Combat Skirmish Wargame, Undead vs Elves

In our latest Skirmish Wargames battle report video, we test-drive the eminently playable Open Combat (paid link) system for fighting miniature battles, which describes itself as suitable for both “pre-gunpowder historical and fantasy settings.” The game’s publisher, Second Thunder (paid link), also produces a Sword Masters (paid link) supplement to …

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Urban Manhunt Tabletop Miniatures Game

Inspired by dystopian cinematic thrillers such as Escape from New York and Running Man, with a little Hunger Games and Battle Royale thrown in for good measure, Urban Manhunt (paid link) is a 28mm tabletop miniatures game that pits sanctioned hunters against free-range criminals inside a hellish prison city. Paid …

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GWAR Rumble in Antarctica Miniatures Game

Published in 1999 by DemonBlade Games, GWAR: Rumble in Antarctica (paid link) is a 28mm miniatures game pitting barbaric space pirates known as the Scumdogs of the Universe against each other for control of the sacred GWAR temple, hidden at the South Pole. As the name implies, Rumble in Antarctica …

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Romans vs Werewolves Skirmish Wargame

Being huge fans of the space opera genre, last year we backed the Kickstarter campaign for Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes (paid link), “a quick and easy set of wargaming rules for skirmishes in the far future.” You can watch our Galactic Heroes unboxing and gameplay demonstration video Right Here …

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Swords & Spells Favorite Wargaming Moment

Paid Link The first tabletop wargaming book I ever purchased was the classic Swords & Spells (paid link) “rules for large-scale miniatures battles based on the game Dungeons and Dragons,” written by the man himself, Gary Gygax. Since my friends and I were big fans of both original and Advanced …

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Dust 1947 Cthulhu Mythos Faction

In the last decade, both Fantasy Flight Games and Battlefront Miniatures have published their own versions of Dust Tactics (paid link), a tactical miniatures board game set in Paolo Parente’s alternate WWII universe. But in 2016, Dust Studio retook the reins and published its own Dust ruleset: Paolo Parente’s Dust …

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