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Looking for a new wargame. (Maybe this thread should be under wargaming-general?)

Basically, I think HOTT (Hordes of the Things) fits the bill for what I'm trying to find, but I want to see if anyone has some more suggestions.

I really like the idea of generic classes and being able to make up your own armies whether it be fantasy or pop culture.

What's the most popular ruleset/system for this, or is HOTT basically it?

Must Have:
Generic army lists
No forced miniatures manufacturer
Decent sized player base

Thanks!
 
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Hello-

You may also want to check out FANTASY RULES!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/11056

Nice system which is a lot of fun to play.
 
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Fantasy Rules would one of my picks as well.

Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chipcolist/ (330+ members)

Others:

Two Hour Wargames "Warrior Heroes":
http://www.angelfire.com/az3/twohourwargames/warriorheroes.h...

Warmaster would be another. People have adapted WM to a bunch of different periods and armies as well.
 
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HOTT was derived from DBA, which is similar to it in many respects. DBA was expanded into DBM, which has a point based system.

HOTT is also been modified into many different periods and genres, from space to naval, air or land. These rules modifications are available on line.
 
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Bumbydad wrote:
There are also quite a few free universal rules systems out there, which let you compose your armies as you wish. Check [freewargamesrules.co.uk] under "miscellaneous".


This is a great resource, but without someone rating or evaluating those rulesets, then there is a lot of work involved in finding the best ones.
 
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Just curious what do DBA and DBM stand for?
 
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ab5000 wrote:
Just curious what do DBA and DBM stand for?


Maybe mispelling them: De Bellis Antiquatus and De Bellis Multitudinus.

They are miniatures wargame rules systems. I beleive DBM expanded upon DBA by providing more eras, more units types, etc.
 
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Thanks everyone.
I've currently got 2000+ pts of warmahine (28mm), so it looks like if I just start picking up generic 15mm armies there are plenty of rulesets to choose from.
 
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Settler of My Couch wrote:
Thanks everyone.
I've currently got 2000+ pts of warmahine (28mm), so it looks like if I just start picking up generic 15mm armies there are plenty of rulesets to choose from.


Alien Squad Leader is derived from HOTT and has a very active user community. It is primarily SF themed, however. It is scaled at 15mm. Check out this site and the yahoo group.

Alien Squad Leader
 
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craniac wrote:
Bumbydad wrote:
There are also quite a few free universal rules systems out there, which let you compose your armies as you wish. Check [freewargamesrules.co.uk] under "miscellaneous".


This is a great resource, but without someone rating or evaluating those rulesets, then there is a lot of work involved in finding the best ones.


While the same problem exists and some rules are likely listed in both places, there is also http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/miniatures_games.html for free rulesets.

And the warmaster rules sound like they would fit your needs and are available free on the web at: http://www.specialist-games.com/warmaster/rulebook.asp
 
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