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Goldwyrm15 Oct 2004 11:02 a.m. PST

"Hammerzone" (Sci-fi Skirmish, 1997?)

"Dice for Honor" (Samurai Skirmish, 2003)

"WWII, The Hard Way" (WWII Skirmish, 2002)

My rules have not been officially published but have been run at a few conventions and distributed in playtest versions. The last two rulesets are active projects that I may eventually publish (or post as Freeware/Shareware at a minimum).

DoctorStu22 Oct 2004 9:04 p.m. PST

Shirts vs. Skins - Colonial/Imperial Era

Bluebear18 Nov 2004 3:36 a.m. PST

I am currently polishing a Colonial set of rules; and in the tradition of "The Sword and the Flame", I've taken my title from one of Kipling's poems ("The Ballad of East and West"). So my rules are called:

Khyber Knife (by Jeff Hudelson)

For those interested, the verse lines they are taken from are:

"They have looked each other between the eyes, and there they found no fault.
They have taken the Oath of the Brother-in-Blood on leavened bread and salt;
They have taken the Oath of the Brother-in-Blood on fire and fresh cut sod,
On the hilt and the haft of the Khyber knife, and the Wondrous Names of God."

Also, some years ago I wrote a set of early 18th Century rules which I called:

Lace Wars Rules

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2004 11:52 a.m. PST

Dux Bellorum Late Roman/Dark Age big skirmish/ small battle rules

Coureurs and Rangers skirmish rules for FIW

Hammers Slammers27 Nov 2004 4:42 a.m. PST

Fire and Fury ACW
Red on Blue modern
Longest day WW2
Universal Marine SciFi future wars

wehrmacht21 Dec 2004 10:35 a.m. PST

"Warhammer 1917" - Warhammer Panzer battles variant for WWI.

"Berlin '46" - alternate WWII game with battlesuits and high tech. And SS werewolves and zombies, of course.

"Warlords" - Dark Ages skirmish based on GW's LotR rules.

If people are wanting to see if a name has already been used for a game... a Google search on the specific phrase should usually be effective.


Given Up21 Dec 2004 11:48 a.m. PST

"Adventures in Jimland, where anything can happen."
VSF. Simple. Fast. Fun. Explore the Wilds of Jimland.
Feel free to join our Yahoo Group.

"Rules of Battle"
Grand Tactical Warfare during the Age of Prince Eugene of Savoy. 1683-1730. Good historical feel.
Feel free to join our Yahoo Group.

Jakar Nilson21 Dec 2004 5:13 p.m. PST

"Runestone" (Fantasy skirmish, still trying to perfect it...)

"The Breaking of Nations" WWI Skirmish, but can be tinkered with for Napoleonic to Modern.

"Fixed Bay'net an' 'Uncovered 'Elmet" Colonial variant of TBoN

"Landships of Mogdonazia" VSF add on for TSATF

Plus some unnamed odds and sods...

Meraxilla21 Dec 2004 8:00 p.m. PST

ARES - fantasy skirmish with troop design system

Defiance - sci-fi skirmish with army design system

Starmada - starship combat with ship design system

Pizzagrenadier01 Jan 2005 2:51 p.m. PST

"Disposable Heroes" Infantry skirmish, and "Coffin for Seven Brothers" vehicle system published by Iron Ivan Games.

Alik24892501 Jan 2005 6:34 p.m. PST

One of my New Year resolutions is to gather together my notes and get down to compiling my "Fustest with the Mostest" ACW rules - emphasising Command & Control; morale; and general chaos on the battlefield.

50 Dylan CDs and an Icepick01 Jan 2005 8:42 p.m. PST

[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.]

"La Grande Armee" was the SPI game, and their trademark died in 1983. So I dropped the article and nabbed it!

My other contributions:

"Sabres!" - 1:1 horse and musket era skirmish game

"Battlegroup" - platoon-level modern micro-armor game

And published in MWAN:

"La Grande Guerre" - grand GRAND tactical horse and musket campaign system.

"Spirit of '76" - American Rev game, 1:20 scale.

"Usuthu!" - 1:10 scale Zulu war

And God knows how many I've forgotten.

RudyNelson02 Jan 2005 8:09 a.m. PST

I was wondering how long , it would be before you listed yours SAm and thanks for the clarification on the SPI trademark.

Polaris Games Dave09 Feb 2005 10:44 p.m. PST

"Power and Freedom" - Modern Skirmish rules for African Wars (MWAN, can't recall exactly which issue)

"Special Forces" - Modern Skirmish (on website)

"Hunters in the Sky" - WWII Air Combat (on website)

"Knights in the Sky" - WWI Air Combat (on website)

"MiG Hunters" - 1950's Air Combat (on website)

"Star Hunters" - Star Wars/Battlestar Galactica fighter combat (on website)

"Storm of Steel; From Mons to the Meuse-Argonne" - WWI era supplement for Michael Peters operational level "Storm of Steel" rules. (on website)

"Risus Wild West!" - Wild west supplement for S. John Ross' Risus RPG (on website)

"Pirates & Plunder" - Pirate RPG (will be on website when &%@$*&$ Yahoo fixes their file system so I can add it!)



AGSTONE01 Mar 2005 1:57 a.m. PST

Pro Gloria SYW and 18th Century rules and Pro Patria Napoleonic rules.

Evolved from WRG and Elan 2 and for people with armies based for WRG and Age or Reason.

Currently Pro Gloria is being edited, professionally,but keep an eye thgem at link for updates and the rules as they are in current form.

Cpt Arexu01 Mar 2005 7:57 a.m. PST

Godzilla versus Tokyo (1/300 fastplay rules)

Destroy a Lot of Monsters (1/700 monster combat)

James Bond Scuba Action (54mm-ish game for plastic scuba guys from the toy aisle of the grocery store)

All run at conventions in Texas (so played outside the playtest group) but unpublished...

PM Production18 May 2005 4:04 a.m. PST

Beneath the Waves (Large scale steampunk submarines)
Dead walk Again (28mm Zombie shooter)
FEAR (Aliens inspired combat system)
Starfighters (Starship combat system)

firstva7918 May 2005 7:59 a.m. PST

Two diverse rules I've invented:

Snuffles the Baby Seal - 25mm whacky skirmish game involving Baby Seals, Seal Hunters, Beer, Polar Bears, and much more...

Across the Rio Grande - Mexican-American War rules in 1:33 scale. I still need to work on the fire and close combat rules, though I'm fairly happy with the unique command and control rules I came up with for it.

No title yet - 10mm (or other if you wish) rules utilizing the actual tactical commands on a deck of cards. It should be a fast play game emphasizing realistic movement techniques from the period.

Ganesha Games Sponsoring Member of TMP19 May 2005 12:57 a.m. PST

Warbound - Universal Skirmish Miniature rules for 25-28mm to be published in 2005

Plus some supplements in development:

Warlords of the Jungle (pulp/tarzanesque)
Metal Angels (winged cyborg angels VS extradimensional invaders)
Sentry (superpowered street combat)
Armies of the Night (vampire hunters)

Gnu200020 May 2005 4:42 a.m. PST

My own sets:

Bloodybacks - AWI
Cold War Warriors (working title) - Moderns
Hush Hush Armies - WW1 in Central Asia
Nice One Biggles III - WW1 arial combat


Bravo Six30 May 2005 7:46 p.m. PST

Currently developing and playtesting:

Full Metal Skirmish - 28mm 1:1 Squad based combat in Vietnam


cellmatez06 Jun 2005 7:15 p.m. PST

"Tuan: Boxer Rebellion Miniatures Rules" Copyrighted in 1999, sold a few, now have them downloadable in pdf at

Glenn M19 Jun 2005 6:47 a.m. PST

Lost Earth–Pangaea
Sky Pirates
Dragon Duels

Lost Earth–Pangaea will eventually be published, and all future games I release will be under the Lost Earth title, as they all take place on you guessed it, Earth. Well in some form.


RedwallGuardian20 Jun 2005 8:12 a.m. PST

War Unbound–Multi-genre/style


LostPict Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2005 3:18 p.m. PST

FANQUEI–Home Brewed 1920s China Station skirmish rules

freewargamesrules21 Jun 2005 2:41 p.m. PST

Is This Just Another Bug Hunt (Aliens type skirmish game)
The Outer Rim (Space ships)
Solar Wars (Another Sci Fi Set)
Several Klicks In The Nam (Vietnam board game)
The Smell of Napalm (Vietnam skirmish)
TET A TET (Vietnam head to head in Hue)_
Where's Charlie (Vietnam War)
WW2 on the WWW (WW2 micro-armour)

Ain't Got Time To Bleed (Multi Genre Skirmish) .. coming soon

Pete Jones

Mocaiv28 Jun 2005 5:22 a.m. PST


No Quarter (2002, 30mm Fantasy Wargames with army design)

No Limits (2005, 30mm Sci Wargames with army design)

Custine01 Jul 2005 6:53 a.m. PST

Muskets & Lace – Rules for the recreation of field battles 1689-1721
These are my War of the Spanish Succession/ Great Northern War rules available in PDF format from the musketsandlace yahoo group

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2005 5:35 p.m. PST


Wild West skirmish game released in Feb. 2005 by Hawgleg Publishing:

Also, .45 Adventures by Rattrap Productions:

Hammer06 Jul 2005 8:33 a.m. PST

Longest Day WW2 6mm and 15mm regimantal scale

Red on Blue Modern 6mm and 15mm Regimantal

Universal Marine 6mm and 15mm Regimantal

All the above use the same system.

AKNam company size based on AK47 (Vietnam)

AK Global company size based on AK47 (any modern small conflict)

Lobsterpot battle size ECW

Sallet battle size Wars of the Roses

Cke1st14 Sep 2005 7:06 a.m. PST

My own games (available at link

Airborne! (modern USA paratroops, derived from Gators)
Apostolos (Christian game)
Dogfaces in Space (sci-fi skirmish)
EasyStar (spaceship design & combat)
EasyShip (early 20th-century naval battle)
Gators! (modern USMC)
GUNFIR(E) (early 20th-century naval battle)
Hack & Sack New Jersey (very silly sci-fi)
Mythfire (fantasy)
Orbital Battle (sci-fi space & ground combat)
Rangers! (modern USA Rangers, derived from Gators)
S.A.B.O.T. (sci-fi ground combat)
S.L.O.B.S. III (spaceship battle)
Space Colony Cheeses (slightly silly sci-fi)
StarMarines (sci-fi ground combat)
SuperGuys (superheroes)
The Wars of David (ancients)

other rules in development, which may or may not ever see the light of day:

EasyAir (modern air-vs-ground combat)
EasyArmor (WWII land battle)
Landships (1920's land battle)
Stomp! (giant monsters)
SubNova (mini's spaceship battle)

Ditto Tango 2 116 Sep 2005 10:32 a.m. PST

Both WWII Land:

Fire and Movement

Which I changed to the following after a question on the historical newsgroup in 96, I believe, told me that the above title had been used, for a magazine, I think.

Driver, Advance!

Ditto Tango 2 116 Sep 2005 10:36 a.m. PST

Goll dang it, Cartman!

I knew this looked familiar – I was trolling through game design, saw this topic up near the top, read Rudy's initial post to get the question and then answered above. Not noticing the date on Rudy's initial post was 2004 and only after I'd posted did I realize that I had responded, almost a year ago, 22 Sep 2004, with exactly the same thing!


piper90920 Oct 2005 12:50 p.m. PST

Unpublished but in development minis rules titles (no stealin' cause they WILL be published):

Warriors & Wizardry (massed fantasy battles)
Bullets & Badmen (Wild West Skirmish)
Dawn at the Alamo (Alamo assault)
Cannon & Claymore (Jacobite rebellions)

And the boardgames:

En Garde! (alternatively: The Kings' Musketeers)
Knights & Daisies

Things Previously Published as Designer:
Fury of the Norsemen (Metagaming)
Remember the Alamo! (TSR)
… and a few of my titles/concepts were nicked by TSR post-employment but turned into games by other staffers

Nurglitch20 Oct 2005 1:26 p.m. PST

"Dark Millennium"

Can be found at: link

Der Krieg Geist24 Oct 2005 9:23 p.m. PST

"Pax Magnifica Glorium Bellum"
latin for The Glorious Magnificient War

RichardHolling14 Dec 2005 5:49 a.m. PST

principles of war


Also take a look at the tabletop games site he has a large list too

Bronze Goat14 Dec 2005 2:26 p.m. PST

Rattenkrieg – Urban skirmish 1997

Nelclaret14 Dec 2005 4:59 p.m. PST

INSTANT THUNDER Modern jets (this went through several name changes including Furball, ACM, Turn and Burn, Fly Fast Jets, Jet Jockeys etc etc etc…)

BREW UP wwII Tanks and Infantry


plus many others lost in the mists of time..

Gonefromhere15 Dec 2005 8:34 a.m. PST

"The Modern Major General"
I really, really intend to finish these rules "next year". They are for VSF and Colonial land warfare in 15mm or smaller.

Goldwyrm11 Jan 2006 8:30 p.m. PST

Adding a ruleset I'm working on- "Blade on Bone" (Dark Ages skirmish) to my previous list.

hos45912 Jan 2006 4:31 a.m. PST

Along the lines of this topic – how does the trade marking of rules names work?????? Anyone done this???

On simialar lines – given there are only so many ways to 'skin a cat', what hapens if 2 rule sets have 'simialar' sub-sections? Anyone know of legal action having been initiated in the past?????

All the best


AGregory13 Jan 2006 11:12 a.m. PST

Here are the rules I've done – some printed, some via my website, some just used for club/convention play:

- "Republic & Empire" – 19th Century tactical rules (computer-assisted/dice & paper)
- "More Like Foxes Than Lyons" – Marlburian tactical rules (computer-assisted)
- "Active Armor: WWII" – WWII grand-tactical rules (computer-assisted)
- "Intervention" – 20th Century skirmish in the 3rd World (computer-assisted)
- "In Flander's Fields" – grand-tactical WWI trench warfare (computer-assisted)
- "Tierra Y Libertad" – company-level rules for Mexican Revolution (paper & dice)
- "The Splendid Little War" – Spanish-American fast-play (paper & dice)
- "Counterstrike!" – Tactical WWII rules (computer-assisted)
- "Into the Breach!" – 18th-Century fast-play skirmish
- "Blood of Kings and Heroes" – Ancient/Medieval (computer-assisted)
- "The Godless, The Fearless, The Swift & The Dead" – 1920s/30s Skirmish Rules (computer-assisted)
- "Battlewagon" – WWII fleet-level fast-play (paper & dice)
- "Flight Squadron" – fast-play WWII pacific air combat (paper & dice)
- "Killing Zone" – Tactical WWII fast-play (paper & dice)
- "Frederick the Great: The Era of the Soldier King" – 18th Century fast-play (paper & dice)
- "Voltigeur" – Napoleonic fast-play (paper & dice)
- "Edwardian Splendour" – rules for wargames with Traditional 54mm Toy Soldiers (paper & dice)

At least some of these have been used by others and are distinguished by sub-titles, or similar subterfuge.

hos45913 Jan 2006 6:00 p.m. PST

"The Regulations of '06" miniatures, started as Napoleonic (Regs of '04) but currently concentrates on SYW. There have been others using variations on the name, but not that particular variation that I've found.

All the best


Sybaronde14 Jan 2006 11:50 a.m. PST

"Close Quarters" a game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe which I've written. Pretty much anno 2006 AD.

Sybaronde15 Jan 2006 7:30 a.m. PST

Oh and "Phoenix Eon" which is a game I've created. It's based on an invented setting. Work started in 2001.

Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2006 8:23 a.m. PST

Here is a list of home rules that the Jackson Ms. Gamers use.
1.Ramming Speed-War Galley-William Johnson
2.By The Gods-Ancients-Sean Pitts
3.Rules By Ral-Modified Ral Partha-Robert Whitfield
4.Charge yr Pikes-English Civil War
5.Reasonable Brom-Variant of Larry Broms Standern Rules
6.Furious Reason-18th Century-Bill Estes
7.If Only WE Could All Be Napoleon-Napoleonic-Larry Reeves
8.Quick Rules for Napoleonic Skirmish-Jay Stribling
9.Indian Wars Rules-Old West-Fred Diamond
10.Chassepot and Needlegun-Franco Prussian-Larry Brom
11.Simple ACW Rules-Eric Woods
12.Fill your Hands-Old West
13.Every Man A Briton-Zulu War
14.Red and White-Russian Civil War rules-Jay Stribling
15.Skirmish Rules-54mm WWII-Based on Wally Simon form the wargamers digest.
16.Surface Warship-WWII Navl-Robert Whitfield and Jay Stribling
17.Steam, Iron, and Tin-Ironclad
18.Ironclad Gunboat-Civil war Naval
19.Veni Vidi Vici-Ancient-Sam Maxwell
20. Most of the Varients for the Sword and Flames were design or play test for Larry Brom by our group and we use all of them.
Also, Yes we do play all these periods!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2006 12:20 a.m. PST

I have developed and published the following rule sets:

1. Alte Fritz Wargame Rules for the Seven Years War
2. Sons of Liberty — AWI
3. Age of Napoleon
4. Age of Rome (Late Roman period)
5. Croat Terror (SYW Skirmish Rules)

Rules I like to play:
1. Rusty's Rules
2. Woodland Wars

The best name for a set of rules that I've ever heard of is:

"Oh God, Anything But A Six! by" Nemopholist"

Given Up27 Jan 2006 10:51 p.m. PST

"Rules of Battle. Grand Tactical Warfare During the Age of Prince Eugene of Savoy 1683-1730"
by N.E. Graber.

Given Up27 Jan 2006 10:53 p.m. PST

Alte Fritz,

Are either of these available any longer?
1. Rusty's Rules
2. Woodland Wars

or Tricorne?


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