Help support TMP

"List of Titles used for rules, Please add yours..Long" Topic

131 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Early 20th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the ACW Discussion Message Board

Back to the 18th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the 19th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the Game Design Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century
American Civil War
19th Century
World War One

9,528 hits since 22 Sep 2004
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Pages: 1 2 3 

RudyNelson22 Sep 2004 6:35 a.m. PST

Well I hope that this post helps a lot of new designers of rule sets. A lot of readers are in other parts of the world. A lot larger community than when I started designing rules/board games in 1978. Finding good titles is hard Catchy, relative and also unused. Initially I tried to use titles that were neutral without a slant to favoring any particular Country. Now it is ‘what is available/ not used as much as anything.

Sometimes it seems that we step on each other’s toes with the names of our systems. Here is a list of titles that I have used over the past 20+ years. Please feel free to add any titles that you have used as well.

‘Guard Du Corps’ ; Napoleonic 1:60 = 1979, 1981, 1989

‘Glory !’; Skirmish 1750-1900 1:1 = 1984

‘Induanas, Colonels & Emirs’; Colonial Mass Combat 1:10 = 1984, 2001 revised

‘Fire & Discipline’; Tactical Combat 1750-1850 1:10 = 1985

‘Supreme Warlord’ Campaign rules for Ancients & Fantasy = 1985, 2003 revised for DBA & DBM

‘Century of Glory’; Operational Combat 1840-1900; 1:50 = 1986

‘Coastal Command’; Small/PT Boat WW2 = 1985; 1990

‘Emperors of Europe’; Boardgame of 1700 & 1800 Europe = Xeno 1990

‘Control of the Seas’ Age of Sail regional & World-wide campaign rules, = 1991

‘Under One Sword’ Medeival Europe Domination Boardgame that can be used a Campaign system = 1991 (never published)

‘Galactic Warlord’ Boardgame of Domination (Never Published) = 1992

‘Global Domination’ Economic Control Boardgame (Never Published) = 1993

‘DeSoto’s Trails’ Exploration of America game similar to ‘Source of the Nile’ but with major rivers already on the board. = 1993

‘Medals of Valor’ WWI & WWII Skirmish combat; 1:1 = 2000

‘Fire & Discipline: The Marborough Years’ 1690-1725; 1:15 = 2001

‘Fire & Discipline: The Americas’ 1750-1830; 1:10/20 = 2002

‘War Eagles’ Napoleonic tactical combat; 1:30 = 2002

‘Supreme Warlord: Bloodlust’ Operational Combat for Ancient & Fantasy Armies= 2003

‘RV Vacation’ Educational Card game of US Travel = 2003

‘Fire & Discipline: Europe’s Minor Wars and Manifest Destiny’ 1750-1850 ; 1:20 = 2004

‘Grunts Leathernecks & Charlie’ Vietnam Tactical level = 2004

‘Eagles, Crowns & Oak Leaves’ Division level WW2 = 2004

‘General’s Stars & Marshal’s Batons’ Corps level WW2 = 2004

‘Distant World Battles’ A DBA style combat system for SciFi armies = 2004

I may have forgotten some so may add later.

Colin Hagreen22 Sep 2004 7:23 a.m. PST

'Blood on the beermats' - dark age skirmish 2002

Ditto Tango 2 122 Sep 2004 7:52 a.m. PST

"Fire & Movement" was the name I gave to my own home brew WWII rules until I discovered that name had been used before on either a set of rules or a magazine. I then changed it to "Driver, Advance!".

Hacksaw22 Sep 2004 7:55 a.m. PST

"Nuoc Mam" - Viet Nam skirmish 2004

Daffy Doug22 Sep 2004 8:07 a.m. PST

"The Art of War - Tactical Warfare in Miniature, from the Bronze Age to the coming of the gun"


Thomasius22 Sep 2004 8:12 a.m. PST

My two home brew rules:

"Naukratia" (old greek for "victory at sea"): ancient naval battles

"narkabtu" (akkadian for "chariot"): Bronze Age mass batttles ca. 1700-1200 BC

MONGREL122 Sep 2004 8:19 a.m. PST

"Blood, Snot and Beer" - Modern football hoolligan skirmish :-)

Thane Morgan22 Sep 2004 8:26 a.m. PST

"Armies of Arcana" - Fantasy
"Xenocide" -Sci Fi rules in development, originally 28mm but shifting to 15mm/6mm (and has nothing to do with the Orsen Scott Card book)
"Empires of Arcana" - Fantasy Board game, could be finished any time now. Or never. Printers are flaky in a wide variety of ways.
"GSC2" Spaceship combat.

ArchDuck Chuck22 Sep 2004 8:28 a.m. PST

"Grenadier" - Napoleonic tactical 1:60

Published on the 'net

rmaker22 Sep 2004 8:43 a.m. PST

Discovery Games titles (excluding computer games):

Source of the Nile (1978) - boardgame

Tributary (1979) - supplement for SotN

Strategos N (1970) - Napoleonic miniatures 1:100

Valley Forge (1976 via TSR) - AWI miniatures 1:30

OK Corral (1980) - gunfight card game

Helldiver (not published) - 1930's carrier combat card game

Grand Portage (not published) - Fur trade board game

Homme du Nord (not published) - Fur trade role playing game

Tributary 2: Demons of the Nile (not published) - fantasy supplement for SotN

Tributary 3: Askari (not published) - skirmish miniatures supplement for SotN

mlicari22 Sep 2004 8:47 a.m. PST

The title of my rules (6mm "grand" tactical) it Tactical Command.


RockyRusso22 Sep 2004 9:03 a.m. PST


Art Of War: as merlin mentioned.

Art of War in the Renaissance: renaissance version of the above.

Art of War at Sea:sea module for the above.(unpublished)

Art of War in the 18th and 19th Century(upublished).

Art of War:Skirmish, a universal system

Star Trek:with Mike Scott for Heratige and Paramount.

Space Patrol:SF role playing and tactical combat(Game Science).
Star Patrol: upgraded version of the above.

Mustangs and Messerschmitts: Skirmish/Aircraft in 3d using models.

Triplane:WW1 version of the above.

Legion Condor:30s Version of the above.

Mig Alley:Korea and Arab/Israeli version of the above.

Canvas Falcons:converged Triplane and Legion Condor.

Mig Killers:board game, tac.air combat(Gamescience).

Strike Team Alpha:Squad level tac SF combat with Michael Scott.

A History of Grand Prix Racing:1950 to 1975(unpublished).


Xenophonii22 Sep 2004 9:49 a.m. PST

Victoria! Colonial wargaming rules.
Crawl! Dungeon crawling quasi-rpg.

Formerly Regiment Games Fezian22 Sep 2004 9:51 a.m. PST

Bullets and Boots - Wild West skirmish

Fireteam Tomorrow - SF skirmish

Battleground (NOT Battleground WW2) - WW2 small unit

Tricorns and Powderhorns - AWI skirmish

Torpedos and Guns - WW2 naval

Roaring Asia - 1930's Back of Beyond small unit

Bleeding East - ditto, skirmish

Take the Point - WW2 skirmish

Over There - WW1 company level

Lone Star and Lion - colonial/Victorian SF small unit about the Republic of Texas and the British vs. Germans and Turks

Many of these have appeared in MWAN. I published Battleground in 1997 and it has since been in MWAN.

ScienceTeacher22 Sep 2004 10:13 a.m. PST

Some of my favorites:

Desperado (Old West Skirmish)

Breakfast Time of Man (Caveman Hunting game ran yearly at NWHMGS Elfilade)

jizbrand22 Sep 2004 10:31 a.m. PST

Fix Bayonets, Horse & Musket 1702-1902, computer-assisted

War at Sea, Naval 1939-1945, computer-assisted

Galley, Naval, ancient through age of sail, computer-assisted

Witch Wars, Fantasy, computer-assisted with ground, naval, and aerial modules

Mall Wars, Buffy and Tiffany go shopping, with modules for the drive to the mall (a la Car Wars), finding a parking place, and fighting the crowds

Star Empire, strategic campaign game of interstellar colonization generating tabletop battles, computer-assisted

Bushwar, Low-intensity conflict in post-WWII Africa

Heroes of the Silver Screen, skirmish-level pulp heroes

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2004 11:09 a.m. PST


Ship to ship science fiction combat on the level of Alnavco's "Seapower" and titled in homage to Tony Adam's

RudyNelson22 Sep 2004 11:11 a.m. PST

Tim marshall, I know that Fire & Movement was a magazine on board games in the 1970s and early 1980s. I do not know about a rule's set.

A lot of boardgame titles of the 1970s and 1980s are being used or considered for use as titles for miniature rules. For example (no negative comment intended), Sam Mutafa's napoleonic rules are called 'Grande Armee' which if I remember correctly was also a title used by SPI for their 1809 Campaign boardgame.

Great to see the list growing. Some I find interesting and sad that they never got published. The SoN series in particular.

Stoelzels Structures22 Sep 2004 12:02 p.m. PST

Battle Torn - home brew multi-period skirmish rules

BillyConspiracy22 Sep 2004 12:24 p.m. PST

Line Of Fire -Homebrew ACW, soon to be released

Phil Fry22 Sep 2004 1:48 p.m. PST

"Fire As She Bears!" Rules for naval combat in the age of fighting sail.

Toffeeman22 Sep 2004 1:54 p.m. PST

I like the western skirmish rules "The Rules With No Name", subtitled "A Fistfull of Dice"!

A collaboration with a couple of people has produced a Flames of War napoleonic varient called "Balls of Iron".



RudyNelson22 Sep 2004 2:43 p.m. PST

'Fire!, Ogon! and Freur!' rules for 1:285 scale WW2 back in 1984 and revised it for 10mm/ 15mm in 2001.

Shinobi22 Sep 2004 6:17 p.m. PST

Hounds of Hell: Dogs of War supplement

This is a good idea, as it is always annoying to come up with a name for your rules only to have someone mention later that the name is already used for another game.

Maybe Bill can put this up as a permanent feature on TMOP, so that we can reference later on at our pleasure when the need arises. Also for us to add names when we create a new game.

Shinobi22 Sep 2004 6:18 p.m. PST

Whoops, TMP not TMOP!!!!!!

Aestivalis22 Sep 2004 6:24 p.m. PST

Mobile Soldier (rules for Mobile Suit Gundam models & figures)

Mek-Hammer (epic-scaled rules for stompy 'bots and such)

Starship Battles (rules for the Star Trek Micro Machines)

FigWars (originally a Beer & Pretzel type skirmish game, but it tried to evolve into something it wasn't... and died...)

Space Hive (Space Hulk-ish grid-based skirmish rules)

A.R.Ms. (Assault Rules for Miniatures: 25-28mm sci-fi skirmish)

S.C.R.A.P. (Skirmish Combat Rules for [almost] Any Period: 25-28mm skirmish with more flexibility for period - still in the works)

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Sep 2004 7:03 p.m. PST


Elan Deluxe

Redcoats & Rebels (AWI)

Sailor Steve22 Sep 2004 7:04 p.m. PST

I've been working on my own WWI naval rules for years now. Working title: 'The Grand Fleet'.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2004 8:02 p.m. PST

High Frontier- Tactical Space Combat in the Near Future
(I'll have to change this one, as SJG is using "High Frontier" for a GURPS supplement, dang-it-all.)

The Kings of War- A Game of Medieval Warfare

Raise the Jolly Roger- A Game of Piracy and Plunder on the High Seas (boardgame)

Galactic Conquest (board game ala RISK with a galactic setting)

The Dragonstone Wars- Free rules for use with fantasy building block sets (primarily the Dragons series from MegaBloks).

Big Honkin' Lizards- A silly little checkers variant using plastic dinosaurs and cavemen I found at a dollar store.

Squads!- A beer-and-pretzels, fast-playing semi-modern squad level combat system for use with plastic army men sets from Dollar Tree. (A much-delayed work in progress, which someday I hope to send to Bill as a "projects" article. I finally have movement and combat worked out in a way that feels good... just trying to find a way to make it less of a "kill 'em all to win" game, and debating adding rules for height effects)

Those are my names, so hands off! :-)

Personal logo Vis Bellica Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2004 11:58 p.m. PST

Vis Bellica
Vis Magica

and, indeed, all other "Vis..." games!


Martin Rapier23 Sep 2004 6:58 a.m. PST

Umm, some of mine.

German Wars:
Picklehaube & Kepi
C19 Rules
FPW Rules

Restless Contemptibles
Home by Christmas*
Dulce et Decorum Est
Through the Mud and the Blood
Storm of Steel
Pass the Flyswatter*
Paths of Glory*
Fast East African Rules
A Kut Above the Rest*
On to Akabar
World War One in Three Turns*

Mexicanski 36 (numerous versions)*
Cuadro Golpeandro*

Operational Art
Arnhem in an Afternoon*
Come back Manstein
Simple WW2 Rules
Simple Mass Battles*
Sten 44*
Tactical Spearhead Command*
WW2 Division Rules
WW2 Brigade Rules
Operation Uranus*

Sons of Abraham (numerous versions)*
Sinai 67*

* indicates that they have actually been played outside of a playtest environment with real wargamers!

I obviously have far too much time on my hands and am incapable of finishing anything;-)


David Marks23 Sep 2004 8:27 a.m. PST

Here are mine

In the Name of Glory - Napoleonic.

Off to war - Napoleonic.

Southern Glory - ACW.

Hope that helps. All the best and happy gaming


Mobius Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2004 8:50 a.m. PST

Panzer War - WWII armor warfare rule book. Now online rules ystem.

Airland War - Modern armor warfare rule book. Now online rule system.

Space War Campaign Game - Futuristic space warfare rule book.

Panzer Division - Board game like PanzerBlitz but for company/battalion level.

The International Monetary Game - Boxed board game of international investment and currency speculation.

Empires at War - Napoleonic wargame for BBS

Romans at War - Ancient wargame for BBS

War at Sea - changed to Sea War after I realized a TV series had this name - WWII naval warfare. (unpublished)

Son of Liberty23 Sep 2004 9:19 a.m. PST

Gladius, Net, and Trident (gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome)

Forty Rounds (ACW skirmish)

Both unpublished.


brotherjason23 Sep 2004 11:20 a.m. PST

I've been working on a science fiction skirmish game for a while that focuses on infantry and power armor. I call it:

Ground Pounder

Weasel23 Sep 2004 9:11 p.m. PST

Titles I have used are:

Trench Storm
Fast and Dirty
Strife (but I think someone else used that too for a video game)

Vimy Ridge Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2004 3:23 a.m. PST

Armati, Tactica, Fire and Fury, Spearhead, Battlefront, Great War Spearhead, Trench, Pony Wars, Shako, Napoleons Battles, Zulu, TSaTF, AK 47

UK Mark24 Sep 2004 4:47 a.m. PST

Tough men with iron balls - Piquet Nap Naval

Jump or Burn - Piquet WW1 Aerial

Krakrakra24 Sep 2004 6:50 a.m. PST

Sarx: Demon City - fantasy skirmish game
Starslayer - techno-gothic hack 'n' slash spacedungeon crawl

Other rules remained largely nameless, usually really short, used to play one-off scenarios with the locals. The two above have seen numerous radical revisions & still undergo revolution regularly :-p

cubeblue26 Sep 2004 5:23 p.m. PST

Bladestorm - ICE's fantasy skirmish/big battles for Rolemaster, rules.

My homebrew rules, which should eventually be released freely are under the working title of 'Desolation'

cubeblue26 Sep 2004 5:29 p.m. PST

I had no part in Bladestorm.. I realized too late that this wasn't a universal list of game names ;)

RudyNelson26 Sep 2004 8:08 p.m. PST

Nothing posted has indicated that the title has to be one of yours. i am sure that any contribution would be helpful.

MegatronUK27 Sep 2004 7:34 a.m. PST

I'm working on a line of games set in the same universe... funnily enough, all the titles are somewhat similar:

'Target:Earth' ... sub-titled as 'A Fight Against A New Enemy'... a detailed near future hard S/F skirmish game. Will be my first game to be released in the series.

'Target:Earth - Apocalypse' ... based on the initial game; more armour and aircraft rules, gameplay slanted to larger, combined-arms games.

'Target:Earth - Ion Trail' ... still in the planning and early rules stages. Will take the basic setting a hundred or so years into its future. This will be primarily a starfighter combat game, with the odd battleship and carrier thrown in; more like Wing Commander than BFG.

'Revenge of Cthulhu' ... this is my free pulp game. Fast play, some interesting concepts and lots of different settings catered for [not just Cthulhu inspired games - Indiana Jones style adventures, games with Zeppelins and Rocketmen... etc.].

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2004 7:18 a.m. PST

Johnny Reb II 1:25

Johnny Reb III 1:25

G.I. skirmish

General De Brigade 1:30

Blue Sky air combat rules and varients: Red Sun/Blue Sky, White Star/ Blue Sky, Red Star/Blue Sky, Blue Sea/Blue Sky

Mackie01 Oct 2004 4:59 p.m. PST

Arcane Legends-(Sword and Sorcery Skirmish and Boardgame, a work in progress)

mnasippus04 Oct 2004 2:22 p.m. PST

Gents, if we are "registering" game titles, here's the current list of names of all of the Perfect Captain's games, including ones that are "in development" (in various stages of completion, yet some may never see the light of day):

Games available for Download:
-Cousin Jonathan- War of 1812 miniature battle rules
-IronBow-Crusades era miniature battle rules
-Princes of the East- Crusades campaign game
-Alexius- Crusades campaign game
-In the Shadow of Byzantium- Crusades campaign game
-Spanish Fury System- renaissance game system comprised of the following modules-
-SF: Siege!- Ren. siege boardgame
-SF: Battle! (AKA "Pistolado")-miniature battle rules
-SF: Actions!- small unit miniature battle rules
-SF: Sail!- Ren. ship combat rules
-SF: Lanterna!- galley supplement to Sail!
-SF: Campaign!- campaign game rules (still in development)
-John Bull/Patriots- AWI and 1812 version based on Actions! game
-Red Actions!- RCW version of Actions! game
-Beyond the River Don- campaign system for Red Actions!
-Hoplomachia- Hoplite warfare miniature battle rules
-Stratiotika- Campaign game fore Hoplomachia

Games still in various stages of development:
-Prophyrogennitus- Political/Cultural/Military campaign of Byzantine Dynastic conflict
-I'll Fight for France- campaign game of the later 100YW
-The Drive to Caen- campaign game for Canadian part of Normandy Invasion
-Prince of Galilee- Alexius type game set in Outremer
-Shadow of the Cid- "Shadows of Byzantium" type game for medeival Spain
-Valeria Victrix- Imperial Roman Era miniature battle rules
-Stop Yudenitch!- campaign game for 1919 Petrograd Battle in the RCW
-Prague 1618- Political/Military campaign game of early TYW
-Dominium Maris Baltici- Gustaf Adolf Baltic and Polish campaign game
-Pontoise 1441- small campaign of late 100YW
-If Fingers Were Bridges- campaign game of Bernard of Saxe-Weimar at Rhinefelden

Hmmm... I think that's it. Please don't write about when any of the games in development will be finished...we have no idea.
-the Captain

mnasippus04 Oct 2004 5:00 p.m. PST

Oops...should have hit return twice after each item...oh well, they're all there- at any rate.

RudyNelson08 Oct 2004 4:52 a.m. PST

Just saw that today a company rules called 'Warlord' has been delayed. The cover looks SCiFi.

The original 'Warlord' was a fun multi-player boardgame from the late 1970s set in the medeival country.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2004 4:55 a.m. PST

Hap Jordan's 'Will!' set of Napoleonics rules

'Third and four' unpublished US football in miniature

toofatlardies09 Oct 2004 7:48 a.m. PST

I Ain't Been Shot, Mum! (WWII Company level)
Triumph of the Will (RCW/SCW?Early 20th C Revolutionary Wars)
Le Feu Sacre (Napoleonic Corps/Divisional Level)
Bag the Hun (WWII Aerial)
Kiss Me Hardy (Napoleonic Naval)
Charlie Don't Surf (Vietnam Company Level)
If the Lord Spares Us (WWII Palastine)
They Don't Like it Up 'EM (Sudan)
Up Your Cara Al Sol (SCW Company Level)
Plus some others in development

Pages: 1 2 3