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Dylan Fairchild
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Hey everybody. I'm looking for some suggestions on miniatures skirmish games. I currently play Mordheim with friends on occasion, and love the setting and campaign progression, but the game by itself doesn't stand up on its own. I'm a former Warhammer 40k player who's gotten bored of having huge armies pretty much just line up and shoot until somebody loses. I'm looking for something a bit more tactical and clever. Games that have peaked my interest but I haven't read into in depth so far are Infinity and Dark Age.
 
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Kai Bettzieche
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Already tried this list?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37978
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Tim M-L
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For fantasy, I've been playing Song of Blades and Heroes recently, with other favorite games being Warrior Heroes: Armies & Adventures and Broadsword Adventures: Savage Tales of Fantasy. Each of those companies also make a sci-fi game.
 
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Adrian Brooks
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There's this list as well http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/4288
 
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Christian Sperling
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There are many options:

For a different game feel I would recommend the Chain Reaction System
from twohourwargames. It's not the I-Go-U-Go style. Your forces check
reactions. So, if a mini gets shoot you check how the it behaves:
Duck back, shoot back and so on.
The basic rules and other freebies can be downloaded here. There are also many different seetings: scifi, fantasy, pulp...
On their yahoo group you can also download conversions for Warhammer armies and many more stuff...Check it out:
http://www.angelfire.com/az3/twohourwargames/free.html

Infinity seems to get many positive feedbacks.
A system similar to Infinity (roll a d20 and roll under a skill number to get a success) is the out of print Warzone. Though it's out of print, it can be easily converted for other minis.
Here you can download everything you need: All rule editions (first, second, ultimate warzone, magazines,...).
http://www.mutantpedia.com/eng/index.htm
Ultimate Warzone seems to be the most popular of all editions
(everything in one rulebook, revised rules...).

Other recommended rulesets:
No Limits
http://wargamesunlimited.net/nolimits/index.html

Nuclear Renaissance
http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk/nuclear/downloads.html

Warengine
http://warengine.darktortoise.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
especially
Negromundheim (based on Warengine):
http://zugrub.chez-alice.fr/negromundheim/index.html

Here you can also look for other rulesets:
freewargamerules (here are many miniature rules)
http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/index.php?page=home

All mentioned rulesets are free. From my experience you don't have to pay for a (really) good ruleset (except printing costs, of course).

Enjoy!

-Chris


 
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Michael Cox
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Also take a look at:
Fast and Dirty,
Defiance,
Urban War,
Future War Commander
 
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Rudolf Aligierski
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Fallout Warfare
Assemble the whole army for less then 1$
Also:
Flat Out War
and its variants
Tortoise vs. Hare
Pygmies on the Pirueti Plains
 
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Bob Roberts

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Infinity looks to be good, have read it but not played it.

Check out:

Stargrunt II
Chain Reaction 3.0 and 5150
Fast and Dirty
Warengine http://warengine.darktortoise.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

On a slightly larger level it would be easy to convert CrossFire: Rules & Organizations for Company Level WW2 Gaming and I can't recommened enough other than to say nearly every other set of rules at the same level I play I end up wondering why we didn't just play Crossfire instead

For fantasy:
Song of Blades and Heroes I'll second this one
Skjaldborg More medieval than fantasy but still useful
MeleeWizard Still hold up well after all these years
The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game I don't normally like GW rules, but these are actually quite good


And I'll also second Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie This is a game that truly surprised me. I bought a couple sets for the hexes to use as terrain in other games. When we finally decided we may as well give the game a try we were surprised to find it a lot of fun. So much so that I now own WAY too much HS stuff.
 
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