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This list regroups wargames and wargame series that have a FREE Print & Play version available as an introuction or as an extra scenario.

Quality Print & Play Historical Wargames list can be found here:
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1. Board Game: Whistling Death [Average Rating:8.22 Overall Rank:3695]
Board Game: Whistling Death
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"The Whistling Death quick start rules are a demo but they're a pretty complete one. You get a pared down version of the tactical air to air rules, the data cards for two aircraft and a couple of scenarios. If all you're interested in is single-manned single-engined fighter to fighter combat then you could probably get by with just the QS rules and any extra scenarios and data cards you can find on the web."

Thanks to Paul Bravey for these comments...

Availability: www.users.bigpond.net.au/mantis/FW/FW.htm
Price: FREE DEMO
 
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2. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: A Ring of Hills [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked]
Board Game: Lock 'n Load: A Ring of Hills
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The Falklands expansion to Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam series. Taking the action to the British - Argentine war of the early eighties.

Availability: http://www.locknloadgame.com/lnl_download5.htm
Price: FREE DEMO
 
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3. Board Game: La Bataille de France, 1940 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:8382] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
Board Game: La Bataille de France, 1940
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NOW available de demo of "LA BATAILLE DE FRANCE, 1940, download from here:

http://www.warstormseries.es/DEMO-FRANCIA1940/DEMO-LBF1940-E...

http://www.warstormseries.es/DEMO-FRANCIA1940/DEMO-LBF1940-E...

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4. Board Game: 1936: Guerra Civil [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:3289]
Board Game: 1936: Guerra Civil
Arturo García
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For the last few years I've been releasing PnP expansions –including both side cards, new military/political objectives and modified boards– linked to reaching different milestones.
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5. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:2231] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes
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Mark H. Walker's Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes is a tactical board game tour de force that covers the battles of America's airborne troops during June of 1944.

"Actually what is free is a demo of this game. In the demo you get the infantry rules (this leaves out tanks, and a lot of other rules), one map and just enough counters to play the 1 scenario. The full game is definetly not a print and play game."

"Everything you need to play the sceanrio is included in the download, and the scenario itself is a good one. I've used it to introduce people to the Lock 'n Load system."

Thanks to Thomas Granvold for these comments...

Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes


Availability: http://www.locknloadgame.com/lnl_download5.htm
Price: FREE DEMO
 
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6. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:3170] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam
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Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam is a fast moving, fun to play, tactical level game of small unit actions in the Vietnam War. While players will find it to be an accurate depiction of squad level combat you won't have to wade through a hundred pages of rules to play. In fact, you'll be up and playing after reading less than a dozen pages of rules!

Availability: http://www.locknloadgame.com/lnl_download5.htm
Price: FREE DEMO
 
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7. Board Game: Gringo!: The Mexican War 1846-48 [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:5334] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
Board Game: Gringo!
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Battle of Churubusco is an extra FREE stand alone battle for this game.

Board Game: Battle of Churubusco
 
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8. Board Game: A las Barricadas! [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:9244] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
Board Game: A las Barricadas!
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To the Barricades!, the first title in the War Storms series, is a game which attempts to simulate, at platoon and company level, the battles which took place on the different fronts of the war. The rules are oriented towards the tactical simulation of combat involving armored vehicles, infantry, artillery, and aircraft, and as such they are especially suited to represent almost any 20th century armed conflict as it actually happened.

Availability: http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/nicolaseskubi/indexa...
Price: FREE DEMO
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9. Board Game: Talavera & Vimeiro [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:7836]
Board Game: Talavera & Vimeiro
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This entry is for the Napoleonic Brigade Series that also includes:
- Marengo
- Aspern-Essling: Napoleon on the Danube, 1809
- Austerlitz

2 FREE wargames are available for this system:
- Espinosa
- Montebello
 
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10. Board Game: Men of Iron [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:3162]
Board Game: Men of Iron
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Agincourt is an extra FREE stand alone battle for this game.

Board Game: Agincourt
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11. Board Game: Triumph & Fall of the Desert Fox [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:12140] [Average Rating:6.68 Unranked]
Board Game: Triumph & Fall of the Desert Fox
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This entry is for the Empires of the Apocalypse that also includes:
- Morsecode ···–
- Cold Days in Hell

A FREE wargame is available for this system:
- Assault on Belgium

Availability: www.ugg.de/aob/
Price: FREE
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12. Board Game: Battle of Gettysburg [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Battle of Gettysburg
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LPD Games will begin its publishing career in July, 2007 with the release of four Battles of the American Civil War board war games: Battle of Gettysburg, Across the Wide Missouri (including Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove) and Grant's Early Battles (including Belmont, Fort Donelson and Shiloh).

There will be in this series:
- Across the Wide Missouri
- Ulysses S. Grant's Early Battles

They have already released a free, downloadable print-and-play edition of Battle of Honey Springs (Creek Nation, July 17, 1863) and will release a Deluxe Edition Battle of Honey Springs.

FREE game:
- Battle of Honey Springs
 
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13. Board Game: Modern Naval Battles: Global Warfare [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:6784]
Board Game: Modern Naval Battles: Global Warfare
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Modern Naval Battles - Global Warfare is inspired by our original 1989 award winning game and its 2 expansions.
"Global War" is a redesigned improvement of the original game.

The original game is available here:

Availability: www.relativerange.com/Relative_Range/Cold_War_Naval_Battles....
Price: FREE
Printing/mounting weight: Very heavy (220 cards)
 
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14. Board Game: Rebel Yell! [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
Board Game: Rebel Yell!
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HomeGrown Designs has made free Rebel Yell scenarios available for download. These include:
- Damn Cavalry!
- For Flag and Whiskey (Antietam)
- Middle Creek
Each contains scenario rules and game units with regimental designations and flags. Middle Creek includes a custom 11"x17" map. All graphics in TIF format. Visit the HomeGrown Designs support topic on Consim world for these downloads: http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?14@@.1dd073e5/110

Damn Cavalry previously appeared in GameFix magazine. The other scnenarios are brand new. More scenarios are on the way! Next up: Battle at Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16, 1862.
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15. Board Game: Panzer Grenadier [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:7130]
Board Game: Panzer Grenadier
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It's a really nice, fast-paced, WWII tactical game with many different type of units, and it requires a solid strategy to win.

"Assuming that you like this type of game, WWII platoon level tactical game, then this download is worth playing. It is just one scenario and does not include the full range of units and other things available in the Panzer Grenadier series. But if you like this one then you can go on and buy one of the
games."

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Board Game: Panzer Grenadier


Availability: www.avalanchepress.com/PlayPG.php
Price: FREE DEMO
 
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16. Board Game: Medieval Battles: Legnano – 29 May 1176 [Average Rating:6.05 Unranked]
Board Game: Medieval Battles: Legnano – 29 May 1176
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First in a new series
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17. Board Game: Naseby: The End of a Reign [Average Rating:5.72 Unranked]
Board Game: Naseby: The End of a Reign
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Part of a series on the English civil war.

A FREE introduction wargame is available for this system:
- Edgehill: Dawning of the Revolution

Availability: www.wargamedownloads.com/item.php?item=552
Price: FREE
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