Peter of The Nyudrev Chronicles posted a list of his wargame rules. I thought that this might be a good idea for me too . . . but I own so many that I've decided to limit this first part of my list to my Ancient and Medieval rule sets only . . . and only to ones that I have published copies of (and not those that I've downloaded from the Net).
My very first wargames were with WRG 7th Edition "Ancients". Indeed, this was all that I played for a number of years (since that was all that my opponents played). I got pretty good with these rules . . . but I never really liked them. To me they were too much of a "thinking" set.
I ended up playing a few other rule sets (but not nearly as many as I own . . . not even close). And I still own a lot of full Ancients armies (big ones, not just DBA size) . . . somewhere north of twenty I fear.
And why do I "fear" it? Because I haven't played any Ancients in years . . . except for the DBA tourney that Murdock hosted a while back . . . and really only then in order to provide an even number of players.
Format of the following list will be Title, (Author), Date . . . and I will try to put them more-or-less in order of publication date. Note also that I will use "shortened" titles for some of the better-known sets (e.g., "WRG" in place of their much longer titles)
- WRG 5th Edition (Phil Barker ?), 1976
- God's Acre (Dave Milwood), 1976
- Condottieri (Dave Milwood), 1976
- Broadsword (George H. Schneider), 1977
- En Garde! (Darryl Hany & Frank Chadwick)., 1977
- Bireme & Galley (Jan Vrapcenak, Edward E. Simbalist & Terry Cheeseman), 1978
- WRG 1430-1700 2nd Ed. (George Gush), 1979
- Fire, Hack & Run (Mike Gilbert), 1979
- The Shock of Impact (Ian S. Beck & Michael Bussey), 1981
- Newbury Fast Play (T. J. Hutsall), 1985
- A to Z Rules for Ancient Warfare (Andrew Zartolass, Jr.), 1985
- WRG 7th Ed. (Phil Barker), 1987 & 1992 printings
- Ancient Naval Wargame Rules 500 BC to AD 500 (Martin A. Johncock), 1988
- Tactica (Arty Conliffe), 1989
- Romans, Goths & Huns (Simon MacDowell), 1990
- DBA and DBA 2.0 (Phil Barker & Richard Bodley Scott), 1990 and 2001
- Shieldbearer (Michael J. Young), 1991
- Knight Hack (The Jogglers), 1991
- Classical Hack I (The Jogglers), 1992
- Blood Axe Ancients (Lance Runolfsson * David Kaser), 1992
- Legio (Simon MacDowell), 1992
- Tactica Medieval Rulebook (Arty Conliffe & Ed Regendahl), 1992
- Flower of Chivalry (Bruce McFarlane), 1993
- Armati (Arty Conliffe), 1994
- DBR (Phil Barker & Richard Bodley Scott),1995
- Warhammer Ancient Battles (Jervis Johnson, Rick Priestley, Alan Perry & Michael Perry), 1998
- DBM 3.0 (Phil Barker & Richard Bodley Scott), 2000 plus earlier editions
- Warrior (Four Horsemen Enterprises), 2001
- Battlestandard Ancient Rules (Jeff Stuckey), 2004
- Warmaster Ancients (Rick Priestley), 2005
- Impetvs (Lorenzo Sartori), 2008
And I really haven't played Ancients in years . . . because other periods have claimed my interest since.