About "To the Strongest!"

“When he (Alexander), at length, despaired of life, he took off his ring and handed it to Perdiccas.  His friends asked: "To whom do you leave the kingdom?" and he replied: "To the strongest!"   Diodorus Siculus, the Library of History

To the Strongest! is a set of simple rules for Ancient and Medieval tabletop wargaming.  It enables a battle to be fought with model soldiers on a dining room table and won or lost in less than two hours. But the rules also support huge battles, with several thousand figures and up to five players a side.

Games can be played with miniatures in any scale and based for any of the common wargaming rules systems.  A grid enables players to completely dispense with measurement, and so permits the game to move along at a cracking pace. To the Strongest! uses a unique activation system driven by either playing cards or chits. This system introduces uncertainty to a battle; in some turns a unit can move four or five times, and in others not even once. The same deck of cards is used to resolve shooting and melee.  No dice whatsoever need to be rolled!

The rules include scenarios, terrain and points values to support those players who wish to play competitively.  Numerous army lists are available online for free. These commence in the Biblical period and cover most of the popular armies through to the Late Medieval era, with new lists added most weeks.

The rules have been written in plain English, with appropriate diagrams, sample lists and many examples of play. They are copiously illustrated with pictures of battles and beautifully painted miniatures. They have proved popular with veteran and novice wargamers alike!

If you would like to buy a copy of the rules, please click here.