Did you enjoy watching our club challenge Mark's Game Room for the twin battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium? Would you like to challenge your friends at home to one of these tabletop battles?
It's a long-standing Little Wars TV tradition to share our scenarios with you whenever possible, and today we're proud to share the Battle of Thermopylae! You can now download the free 2-page PDF scenario designed for Men of Bronze from Osprey Wargames. We do highly recommend you take a look at our revised QRS for the game, which includes a lot of rule tweaks and updates. That is also available for free here on this page! And if you want to use your own hoplite-era rules, the scenario should be adaptable.
We again want to thank Mark and his club for designing the scenario. We've reformatted it and illustrated the PDF with a lovely new tabletop map, but all the design work and playtesting was done by Mark's Game Room.
You could almost play the entire game from our new QRS, but you'll still probably want a copy of the original rules from Osprey. The author of the game, Eric Farrington, addressed many of the most glaring holes in Men of Bronze with his follow-up game, Wars of the Republic. But if you want a quick, easy hoplite-era wargame, our revised version of the original is a good place to start!
Happy July 4th! If you enjoyed our Vicksburg "what if" operational game, you'll probably also enjoy the full length debrief discussion. Join Keith, Mark, and Miles for an in-depth chat about the game and what they could have done differently. Do Miles and Mark think they could have managed to win WITHOUT Longstreet's troops? Why didn't Keith go for Jackson? All those questions will be answered right here on the Free Stuff page. Thanks for stopping by the LWTV website to visit us.
Today on the Free Stuff page, Ed is pleased offer you all the details required for both scenarios, which you can play independently of each other. Each engagement includes 4 PDF files with briefings and OOBs for the opposing sides. The OOBs are structured for Fistful of TOWS 3, a game we've previously reviewed on the channel four years ago. With some tweaking, you could certainly port Ed's orders of battle to a different rule set of your preference!
And in addition to the free game, we're also posting the complete scenario. It includes the exact order of battle and scenario rules we used in the YouTube video, including a full layout of the Alamo complex. Once again, we want to give a special "THANK YOU" to Rich, Ron, and David for making this freely available to wargamers around the world! The 3 page PDF can be downloaded below:
March 31, 2023 UPDATE: A new version of the Alamo Ruleser (linked above) has updated some typos and offered a clearer explanation for recycling Mexican reserves.
This week on YouTube, we brought you along as we crashed Alan Perry's game room to check out his amazing garage set up. But we also had the chance to sit down and talk to Alan and Michael for a wide-ranging chat. Parts of that interview appear in this week's YouTube video, but we wanted to upload a great bonus segment here on the 'Free Stuff' page. This segment is all about campaigns--how to run them, how the Perry's play them, and tips for improving your tabletop campaigns at home. And if you're wondering what these guys are playing on that lovely, 28mm Napoleonic table in Alan's game room....it's "Valour & Fortitude," of course! It's a free Napoleonic game we've been talking about on our channel and you can check it out for free right here.
* JANUARY 2023 UPDATE: We've added some clarification to the starting deployment for both sides, including a revised map with deployment details! The scenario PDF is updated accordingly.
The Ravenfeast game rules are already free as a skirmish-level Dark Ages game. But we've expanded upon them with our "big battle" supplement to add a few new twists. The core mechanics all remain the same, but add a command and control element to represent the challenge of leading large, early medieval armies, We also include the scenarios, maps, orders of battle, and unique scenario rules. The free PDF supplement even includes terrain and modelling tips to get you started! We've been working on this project for months and can't wait to share it with everyone!
If you already have the Ravenfeast core rules and JUST need the supplement, a direct link to the "big battle" PDF is below. You can always visit the official Ravenfeast website to check out all of our free downloads and bonus material.
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