Wargaming Scenarios and Rules etc


These are wargames scenarios, rules amendments and battle reports for a number of computer wargames and tabletop miniatures as well. 


Miniatures Rules

Mexicanski 36 Spanish Civil War variant for AK47.
Cuadro Golpeandro Spanish Civil War variant for Square Bashing.
Operation Uranus A daft game of 5th Guards Tank Army breakthrough on the Don Front, Winter 1942. Good for solo or preferably multi-player.
Mesopotamian Campaign A Matrix Game based on the Mesopotamian Campaign 1915-16.
Sinai 1967. Operation Level Mechanised Warfare. My first relatively successful attempt at an operational level set of rules. These rules cover the Sinai campaign in 1967. Version two of the rules incorporating some revisions are here: Sinai V2
The Battle of Cambrai, 1917. The first day of the Battle of Cambrai. We fought this with masses and masses of WW1 tanks from a range of manufacturers.
Rifle and Kepi Rules for large scale battles in the mid-late nineteenth century. Heavily based on Richard Brooks 'Terrible SWift Rules', they use divisions as the basic manouvre element, hexes to regulate movement and cards to activate units.
RKKA Brigade Commander Rules for brigade/division sized WW2 engagements on the eastern front. Heavily influenced by Tim Gos NATO Briagde Commander, they use battalions as the basic manouvre element, hexes to regulate movement and cards to activate units.
Panzergruppe Rules for Corps/Army sized WW2 engagements in the open spaces. They use divisions as the basic manouvre element and hexes to regulate movement with day long turns.

Miniatures Scenarios

The Big Bonfire Early WW2 skirmish scenario and battle reports.
Le Hesnay WW2 Skirmish Battles in Normandy.
Le Hesnay WW2 Skirmish Battles in Normandy continued!
Le Hesnay(4) WW2 Skirmish Battles in Normandy continued, using Crossfire this time.
Battle of Waterloo Maps, briefings and battle report for Waterloo/Wavre at Sheffield Wargames club, 1999.
War Diary 'War Diary' built up from ongoing reports from skirmish battles for B Company, 1st Battalion, South Essex Regiment.
The Road from Toledo SCW Scenario for Mexicanski 36. The Nationalists attack Republican units covering the approaches to Madrid. Word 97 format.
The Battle for Madrid SCW Scenario for Mexicanski 36. The Nationalist assault on the University City. Word 97 format.
The Corunna Road SCW Scenario for Mexicanski 36. The Nationalists try to encircle Madrid. Word 97 format.
A Cup of Coffee in Huesca SCW Scenario for Mexicanski 36. The Republicans attack in Aragon. Word 97 format.
Race for Leningrad SpearHead mini-campaign (Excel 5.0). Campaign Diary for version 1.0 of the rules here.
Opening the Way A 1941 Russian SpearHead Scenario (or CD). HTML format. 
Rassenei A 1941 Russian SpearHead Scenario (or CD). HTML format. 

Computer Games

Across the Rhine commentary This is a short account of battle I fought using the much maligned 'Across the Rhine' computer game. 
 Zhukov at Yelnia  Report of playing the East Front scenario 'Zhukov at Yelnia'. This contains some large(ish) image files.
Battle of Juvelise Narrative account of the battle of Juvelise (September 1944) as fought for the 'Panthers in the Shadows' tournament in 1996.
Wargame Scenarios Some SpearHead/CD scenarios from Tigers on the Prowl (Excel 5.0) 
Battle of Arras Some brief notes on the battle of Arras (France 1940) which may be of aid to scenario designers. 
Bir El Gubi Panthers in the Shadows scenario 'Bir El Gubi'. Designers Notes here
Nispen Panthers in the Shadows scenario 'Nispen'. Designers Notes here
Panthers in the Shadows Tutorials PitS tutorial scenarios (4). Designers Notes here
Tigers on the Prowl tournament scenario? A possible scenario for the forthcoming Tigers on the Prowl tournament
PanzerBlitz Scenario 1 for East Front First go at converting Russian Rear Area Raid. I'm still not happy with the map, but it is OK. Play as Russians vs AI. Feedback welcome.
PanzerBlitz Scenario 9 for East Front First go at converting Drive on Stalino to East Front. Map caveats as above, and as above, play as Russians vs AI (though it might be a laugh to take the Germans anyway). Feedback welcome.
KG Brande Campaign for East Front For those of you who like Battalion sized EF camaigns, this is an unusual formation. Many infantry Divs formed Schnell Battalions in the summer of 1941 by pooling their motorised units. These units tried to maintain contact between the leg infantry divisions and the motorised divisions. KG Brande consists of two companies from the divisional AT battalion, the divisional motorised engineer company and the heavy company from the recon battlion. The campaign runs from July 15th until the end of August in Army Group Centre. If you want to run into Typhoon, then just change the campaign end date to 1st Dec 1941 in the .ccd file, but after that point any surviving motor transport was removed from the infantry divs anyway.

Martin Rapier, University of Sheffield, 4th Jan 2000