Games I Like – M.E.S.T – Stumbled on these free Skirmish rules!

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I’m always on the lookout for fun looking home-made Miniature game systems. I’m a big proponent that people should play with the miniatures they like, how they like. It was a reason I liked Secrets of the Third Reich for Weird War games and AE-Bounty for Sci Fi games. The rules were designed to flex around the kind of game you WANTED to play.

So I was scrolling back through old posts on the wonderful Lead Adventure Forum, quite possibly the most talented and wonderful international Miniature community on the internet (and certainly the one I ‘fit’ with the best) and found a thread by Aggro84 on his excellent Post Apocalyptic table and miniature collection. When he finally got the project done he provided a battle report and link to a friend’s home made game system which I then went and checked out.

What a wonderful find!

M.E.S.T (Matter, Energy, Space, Time) is a wonderfully intuitive and open ended system for Skirmish wargaming. It works on a fairly fluid system of model archetypes for everything from a model with a firearm, to a close combat fighter to a large monster. It provides everything from ancient to modern weapons and armour and a simple action an order system that gives you lots of freedom on the table.

Scenarios are also provided to give you a starting off point for your games.

Have a look for yourself. Lots of resources are provided. I think these will be the rules I use when I start painting my Fallout models in the new year! Lots of example warbands are presented and one of them has Vault Dwellers and crazy robots. I think this system will be perfect.

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~ by Achilles on December 22, 2012.

8 Responses to “Games I Like – M.E.S.T – Stumbled on these free Skirmish rules!”

  1. Achilles, I’ve made an entry on my blog to mention your article.

    http://matter-energy-space-time.blogspot.com/2012/12/mest-narrative-14-reviewed.html

    Thanks!

  2. Achilles, I’ve updated the PDF for the MEST dice stickers to be nicer looking. See https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bye3wyX639RGT0g1VXhMMTByaWs

  3. Are you still in the Memphis area? I recently moved to the area and would like to get into gaming.

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