Warbeads emailed me last week about a bunch of wargaming rules he had for sale. I bought three of them. He got me them today.
They are in no particular order: Star Grunt II from Ground Zero Games. They Died for Glory by Dave Waxtel and Robert Burke. And Yellow Ribbon by Greg Novak.
I played Star Grunt several times back in the 1990s. I remember some of it. I know it's scenario driven. The game hadn't been played and all the chits are still unpunched. I wanted something else in case GW goes bankrupt next year and people are no longer playing WH40K. I doubt that will happen. But with the current turmoil at Citadel, who knows? If I ever get around to playing Star Grunt II again, great. If not, I have the rules.
I'd gotten rid of my last copy of They Died for Glory: The Franco-Prussian, 1870-1871. I then found out the rules are no longer available from the publisher. I thought I'd get Glenn's copy when he put it up for sale. The good thing about it is the detailed scenarios you can use for other FPW systems. I plan on using some of them for Chassepot & Needlegun (if I ever get around to painting all my figures).
The last rule set is Yellow Ribbon: Rules for Indian Wars 1850-1890. I've heard of them before. Will I ever play them? Doubtful. I'd have to collect US army and Native Americans both mounted and dismounted if I was ever going to play a game. Maybe one day, when I win the lottery...
Out of all these purchases, Star Grunt II is the most useful. Yellow Ribbon is the least. But I have all three for future reference if I get side tracked on other projects....