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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Nov 2016 9:44 p.m. PST

Three areas of the Rules Directory are finished enough that we're ready to take your input as to what we've missed.

Those areas are:

FANTASY
GENERAL (universal rules systems)
TOY GAMING (miniature gaming with children's toys)

If you think of a game or ruleset that is missing, just post the title and publisher/manufacturer in this topic.

Thanks!

Timbo W13 Nov 2016 3:45 a.m. PST

Hi Bill,

for Fantasy – Warhammer Fantasy Battle!

You have Age of Sigmar there but not the earlier versions

By the way this list on Wikipedia could be useful link

Cheers!

PJ ONeill13 Nov 2016 4:13 a.m. PST

All of John Hill's miniature games for the ACW- Johnny Reb I, II and III and Across a Deadly Field.

The list contains many "self published" and micro-market entries, but none of the mainstream rules that are being played.

Northern Monkey13 Nov 2016 4:22 a.m. PST

This does seem an immense task if every home produced set of rules is included. I appreciate this is for fantasy, but looking generally stuff like Bolt Action and Black Powder are not yet included. I admire you for even attempting it, but surely there needs to be some minimum entry qualification, like it's being played on more than one continent.

arsbelli13 Nov 2016 5:02 a.m. PST

For this discussion thread, I am assuming that you are currently asking for input for only the three areas mentioned in the OP. With that in mind, here are some of the omissions I noticed.

GENERAL:

Piquet: Master Rules for Wargaming (1995), Piquet Inc.
The Universal Soldier Miniatures Rules (1977), RAFM

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2016 8:45 a.m. PST

It looks like you've got every set played somewhere in the world by four guys in someone's basement, but you are missing things like Volley and Bayonet, Battles for Empire, Empire, Spearhead, a lot -- if not all -- of Peter Pig's rules, Desperado, The Rules With No Name, etc.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Nov 2016 11:57 a.m. PST

Guys, read my instructions first! evil grin

FANTASY
GENERAL (universal rules systems)
TOY GAMING (miniature gaming with children's toys)

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Nov 2016 11:05 p.m. PST

By the way this list on Wikipedia could be useful

Thanks! We have all of the fantasy titles now, except one or two that will be copied over from the old sci-fi listings soon.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2016 3:48 p.m. PST

In Fantasy, GW's The Battle of Five Armies boxed set (a Warmaster variant) is missing.

Oh, and putting on my librarian cap, standard alphabetization of titles ignores beginning articles like "A," "An," and "The", preferring instead the first letter of the second word. So "The Hobbit" should be alphabetized under H for "Hobbit," not "T" for "The," and so forth.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Nov 2016 11:59 p.m. PST

In Fantasy, GW's The Battle of Five Armies boxed set (a Warmaster variant) is missing.

I may need some help on that one. Haven't there been several versions? If I understand the GW website correctly, the current version is a free Hobbit supplement???

Oh, and putting on my librarian cap, standard alphabetization of titles ignores beginning articles like "A," "An," and "The", preferring instead the first letter of the second word. So "The Hobbit" should be alphabetized under H for "Hobbit," not "T" for "The," and so forth.

future upgrade grin also, to handle ligatures correctly

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2016 10:31 a.m. PST

I'm only aware of the single edition boxed set featuring plastic 10 mm armies of Elves, Dwarves, Men, Eagles, Beorn (in bear form), Goblins and Wargs, two plastic mountain "spurs", plastic ruins (of Dale), a cardboard river & ford, and the rulebook, which was a special edition of Warmaster written for the Middle-Earth setting. GW also produced a line of metal 10mm figures as expansion offerings, including elven cavalry, giant bats, storm giants, trolls, dwarven archers, spiders and Smaug. This line was distinct from the current Hobbit movie line, licensed through Tolkien Enterprises rather than New Line Cinema, and preceded the LotR films and LotR game system, which is 28mm.

EDIT: To clarify, this boxed set is OOP. The current "Battle of Five Armies" found on the GW website is simply a supplement to the new "The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game" line, which is essentially the LotR Strategy Battle Game system. So two very different games and rule systems!

tippecanoe8 Inactive Member21 Nov 2016 6:45 p.m. PST

5 core system is missing. From Nordic Weasel games

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