These games are freeware, not public-domain. I retain all rights. You may freely download anything here, but may not make any changes (except for your own personal use) without my express written permission. Beyond that, enjoy!
If you've ever been intrigued by that game of futuristic land combat by a company whose name rhymes with
"Hames Nerkslop," but were put off by the cost of figures or the time and skill needed to paint them,
this game might be just the ticket. Instead of expensive figures, you use free downloadable
counters. Instead of a large gaming table filled with hand-made scenery, you use my M7 maps.
If you want a bigger army or a larger map, just download another page and print it.
Time-consuming movement and combat rules have been replaced with fast-playing hex-based rules.
And all the occult stuff in the original game has been replaced with... nothing at all.
If you're unfamiliar with that game, the premise is straightforward: buy soldiers, vehicles and weapons with the build-points given to you, then fight an enemy of a different alien race. You can also "buy" experience or special skills for your troops, or add a Hero if you think he will help. Some races excel at crunching close combat, while some prefer a fast-moving style; some fight in low-tech swarms, and others prefer high-tech gadgets. Vehicles range from one-man scout bikes to hulking super-tanks. The size of the battle can be a squad of foot soldiers, or a company of 150-plus men with dozens of vehicles, or anything in between. Several basic scenarios are provided with the rules. Almost everything is definable.
This game is a work in progress. Check back frequently -- I'm constantly adding races and fixing glitches in the rules.
NOTE: when printing pages of soldier counters, adjust your top and bottom margins to 0.7" so the bottoms of the counters don't wrap to a second page. These counters were designed for letter-sized paper, not A4-size.
|Main Rules (required for all players)||12/16/2005|
|The Dran Empire||12/16/2005|
|The N'Kakk Robots||12/16/2005|
|QuickStart -- StarMarines vs Norx||12/16/2005|
|Optional Rules -- additional units and rules to add spice to the basic game.|
|The M8 Map System|
|Modular hex maps for creating almost any land or land/sea map you can think of. Many of my games use these maps, and other wargames can also use them for a change of pace. These maps differ from my previous M7 maps in that the map tiles are small enough to print on A4-sized paper as well as letter-sized. Most of the zipped files are in the 200-300 MB range. "Maps 090-100" includes the instructions for using the maps. The old M6 and M7 maps are available by request.|
|Maps 000-009||10/04||][||Maps 040-049||10/04||][||Maps 080-089||10/04|
|Maps 010-019||10/04||][||Maps 050-059||10/04||][||Maps 090-100||10/04|
|Maps 020-029||10/04||][||Maps 060-069||10/04||][|
|Maps 030-039||10/04||][||Maps 070-079||10/04||][|
|All the Ships|
|Not a game, but a set of counters for naval battles.
If you ever wanted to re-enact Jutland or Leyte Gulf, but your budget for miniatures limited
you to the Monitor vs the Virginia, your ships have come in!
I'm recreating every major warship that existed from the 1890's to the end of WWII,
plus many ships that were started but never finished, or proposed but never built.
They are sized for standard hex maps, but they're also
suitable for games that use more realistic movement.
They're all to the same scale (roughly 1:9600, or 1 pixel = 8 feet). All ships are drawn as originally built. I used Conway's as my source for ship dimensions and completion dates, and Jane's for overhead views. Counters have a 2-digit year in the upper right corner, which is the year the first ship in that class became available. Some ships appear more than once, like ships that began life as one type but were converted to something else, or ships that were owned by more than one nation.
If you dream of large naval battles, you probably already have a set of game rules in mind. But if you want a very simple set of rules that were written to take advantage of all these counters, my main games page has a game called EasyShip that might be what you're looking for.
If at least two people request a particular navy or ship class, I'll try to add them. If you'd like to be notified when I put new ships on the site, e-mail me and ask to be added to my "All the Ships" mailing list.
I'm indebted to Bob Smart, who is providing many pages of ships on his own initiative, and has improved on my own work in several areas. I'll happily cooperate with anyone else who wants to contribute to this project.
7554 ships in this project so far (not counting airplanes and airships)
|France File 01||Carriers, battleships, and cruisers||90|
|France File 02||Destroyers||125|
|Britain File 01||Dreadnoughts, battle-cruisers, and heavy cruisers||92|
|Britain File 02||Pre-dreadnought battleships and armored cruisers||90|
|Britain File 03||Light cruisers [1905-37]||92|
|Britain File 04||Carriers and light cruisers [1938-45]||92|
|Britain File 05||Destroyers [1907-15, 1918]||188|
|Britain File 06||Destroyers [1915-18]||187|
|Britain File 07||Destroyers [1919-39], Abdiel minelayers||191|
|Britain File 08||Destroyers [1935-45]||191|
|Britain File 09||Destroyers and escorts [1940-45]||192|
|Germany File 01||Battleships, battle-cruisers, heavy cruisers, and armored cruisers||95|
|Germany File 02||Carriers, light cruisers and commerce raiders||78|
|Germany File 03||Destroyers [1907-18]||179|
|Germany File 04||Destroyers [1919-45] and submarines||192|
|Italy File 01||Carriers, battleships and cruisers||72|
|Italy File 02||Destroyers and submarines||168|
|Japan File 01||Battleships and cruisers||96|
|Japan File 02||Carriers, pre-WWI light cruisers, destroyers [1928-1941]||140|
|Japan File 03||Destroyers [all others] and battleship/carrier mods||177|
|Russia File 01||Battleships & cruisers||83|
|USA File 01||Battleships, battle-cruisers, armored cruisers. Iowa's, Montana's by Bob Smart||96|
|USA File 02||Heavy cruisers and light cruisers [all but Atlanta's]||99|
|USA File 03||Carriers (by Bob Smart) and light cruisers [Atlanta class]||55|
|USA File 04||Destroyers [1937-42]||192|
|USA File 05||Destroyers [1911-20]||192|
|USA File 06||Destroyers [1910-39]||188|
|USA File 07||Destroyers [1940-44] and frigates||192|
|USA File 08||Destroyer-escorts||192|
|USA File 09||Escort carriers (by Bob Smart)||54|
|USA File 10||USCG cutters, amphibious ships, blimps (by Bob Smart)||72|
|USA File 11||Submarines (by Bob Smart)||204|
|USA File 12||Submarines & sub tenders (by Bob Smart)||161|
|Misc File 01||Sweden, Spain, Austria-Hungary||142|
|Coastal Craft||Semi-generic MTB's, minesweepers, and sub-chasers (for 6 navies)||156|
|Special Ships||Airships and ocean liners (by Bob Smart)||40|
|Merchant Ships||Semi-generic freighters, tankers, troop transports, etc.||78|
|Airplanes||Carrier-based and land-based planes (for 2 players)||96+96|
|All the Modern Ships|
|By popular demand, I'm expanding the "All the Ships" project beyond the end of WWII, right up to the present.|
|Britain File 01||All types (by Bob Smart)||57|
|Britain File 02||All types (by Bob Smart)||128|
|Britain File 03||USA & British submarines (same as USA file 08)||196|
|Britain File 04||USA & British ballistic-missile submarines (same as USA file 09)||68|
|USSR File 01||Carriers, cruisers, amphibs||96|
|USSR File 02||Destroyers||93|
|USSR File 03||Frigates||172|
|USSR File 04||Fast patrol craft (also good for Warsaw Pact and Third World navies)||192|
|USSR File 05||Submarines (Whiskey class)||192|
|USSR File 06||Submarines||192|
|USSR File 07||Submarines||192|
|USSR File 08||Submarines (mostly PLARBs)||95|
|USA File 01||Carriers and cruisers||81|
|USA File 02||Destroyers up to 1960||149|
|USA File 03||Amphibious ships (by Bob Smart)||106|
|USA File 04||Destroyers after 1960||80|
|USA File 05||Frigates (Perry & Knox classes)||97|
|USA File 06||Frigates, escorts, fast patrol craft||76|
|USA File 07||"Fantasy" ships; angled-deck versions of WWII carriers (by Bob Smart)||42|
|USA File 08||USA & British submarines||196|
|USA File 09||USA & British ballistic-missile submarines||68|
|NATO File 01||NATO 1960's ships (by Bob Smart)||162|
|South America File 01||South American navies (by Bob Smart)||141|
|Airplanes||Carrier-based and land-based planes, helicopters (for 2 players)||102+102|
|Merchant Ships||BIG semi-generic ships -- supertankers, LNG carriers, etc.||16|