Quick and Easy Games has a new minis game out there for you. Battlefields: From Broadswords to Bullets is now available over in their webshop.
From the release:
It’s here and it’s awesome, Battlefields: From Broadswords to Bullets. Twenty five pages of full color coolness that cover every possible historical era in human history. This is the ultimate quick and easy set of skirmish level rules for HO scale model soldiers. Fast moving and open ended, this game beats all other competitors with a spiked stick.
Okay, so maybe I’m a bit biased; I did write the thing after all. To be honest though, I have been playing miniature war games for thirty years and have never found a simple set of realistic rules that I could adapt to any historical era of my fancy. I would often buy other people’s rules and, after a few slow and awkward games, I would soon modify them to be simpler and more realistic. About fifteen years ago I abandoned that method and just wrote my own rules from scratch. They were called Wargamer’s HO, as in HO scale but in retrospect the title wasn’t the best choice.
However, they were rules that anybody could learn in less than and hour and be played with the lowest costing and most commonly available model soldiers available. As such they were a huge success and a lot of fun in the bargain.
Battlefields: From Broadswords to Bullets is that game with great cover art by Alex McKechnie, and full color photos of the models used in the game (and a much better title).