Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Speaking of free games ...

... it's worth mentioning again that the Hordes of the Things rulebook (sans army lists) is also available at no charge from the publisher, Wargames Research Group.

Not only that, but the publisher has uploaded two versions of De Bellis Antiquitatis, the historical game that was the basis for HotT.  Those interested in game development can check out the first edition of DBA, and anyone who'd like to playtest it can obtain DBA version 3.0.

You can find plenty of other historical rulesets from WRG on their website.  Have fun!

3 comments:

Mik said...

Can't say enough good things about HotT. I saw a DBA mini-tourney in action at 2010's Fall-In! and it was pretty amazing. Good stuff all around, and as you pointed out...free!

Mike Monaco said...

HotT is pretty amazing. I've seen everything from WWII to naval battles run with slight tweaks of the system (you just have to figure out what the function of a given troop type is and translate it to HotT terms). The print version has sample army lists and the campaigning rules, which are simple but fun too.

The current version of DBA (2.2) was up for free for a while but the author is cheesed that some fans were going to write up some houserules as an alternative to the new 3.0 (some features of which they did not like) so he took 2.2 down. :(

DaveV said...

I like both DBA and HotT.

A friend and I used to run a local DBA tournament. Time for 5 fast games in a day. Sadly, interest waned.

I hope v.3.0 sparkes some renewed interest...