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    Avatar photoBill Alexander

    Good morning.

    I’m after any rules suggestions, my 8 year old son found some of my old Space Marines any wants to game with them.

    I could just dig out the original Wh40k Rogue Trader book I’ve got somewhere…honest I know where it is really…sort of. He’s quite happy with Wings of Glory WW1 rules so that kind of level is good. I have a copy of Ospreys’ Rogue Stars. but think the activation sequence bit might be off putting. Squad size 6 – 15 miniatures, don’t want to spend all my time repainting.

    So any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


    Avatar photoMike

    Squad size of 6-15.

    How many squads do you want to be using?

    And do you want to activate squads as a whole, or the individual models in each squad?

    Avatar photoBill Alexander

    Just one squad…should have used the word skirmish shouldn’t I…sorry.

    Avatar photoRetroboom


    Richmond, VA. Let's play!

    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey

    Gruntz, very simple learning curve, adaptable to any minis/scale, would work well for 40K

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    Avatar photoPatG

    Gruntz, very simple learning curve, adaptable to any minis/scale, would work well for 40K

    This. Gruntz is a very flexible set of rules with lots of dice to roll.

    Avatar photowillz

    Make up your own rules, then you might have a chance of winning against your son.

    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen

    For today, you can swipe Clash on the Fringe for 40% off. It’s written specifically as a modern Rogue Trader


    Nothing too crazy, basic D10 rolls and an alternating activation system with a slight twist.

    Otherwise, as suggested upthread, Gruntz is pretty solid. Its easy to play and you can slot most any figures into it.
    There’s also just swinging over by the freewargamesrules site and finding something on there.

    You can easily find some 2-3 page rules that will let you get some quick games going with your figures, without really investing much of anything.

    Avatar photoBill Alexander

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Ordered Five core, we’ll give that a try.

    I guess I’ll have to finish painting the small lead mountain.

    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen

    Thank you and let me know if you run into any questions

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