Hey, wait, what, you can insert documents into basic WordPress blogs?

Awesome. In that case, here’s Xenos Rampant – futuristic wargaming in Dragon Rampant v1 (opens as .pdf).

Xenos Rampant is an unofficial supplement to Daniel Mersey’s Dragon Rampant, published by Osprey Games. It is designed to allow platoon-level skirmishes in a more advanced historical setting than the official Rampant games. You could probably also play historical 20th-century games (the World Wars, for example) using these rules, or even in the present day, although they are intended for battles waged in a science fiction setting.

It should also be noted that the existence or involvement of aliens is not a required component in such a game; Xenos Rampant is just the coolest title I could think of, and certainly more evocative than my working title of Future Rampant. Also, Lasers Rampant was already taken…

As this is a supplement, rather than as a standalone game, assume that all rules in the Dragon Rampant rulebook apply to games of Xenos Rampant, except for where specifically tweaked in this document.

As a further note, like Dragon RampantXenos Rampant is setting-neutral. You can use models from any manufacturer or setting, in any scale. Personally, I’ve messed around with models from Warhammer 40,000, Warpath, Afterlife, Necromunda, Gorkamorka and various game-neutral ranges.

Obviously, as an unofficial fan supplement, this is a completely non-profit project. Furthermore, any feedback from players is more than welcome, and will be incorporated into the next version.

 

(The header image is a bunch of science fiction cultists – probably Light Infantry or Militia Rabble in Xenos Rampant – painted by myself. The models are Frostgrave soldier bodies, Frostgrave cultist heads and arms and guns from Victoria Miniatures.)

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5 thoughts on “Wargaming: Xenos Rampant

  1. Fantastic post! Having a futuristic “Rampant” game is an intriguing concept. I adore the casual list building and interesting turn mechanics of the “Rampant” line, so I’ll have to give this mod a try. Maybe I’ll finally have a use for all of those Wargames Factory Greatcoat Shock Troopers I bought ages ago.

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  2. Nuts. I’ve just realised I’ve allowed for an SP 12, Armour 4 unit with the Berserk Infantry, something that’s entirely without precedent anywhere in the official Rampant rulesets. I’ll need to fix that at some point, probably by making the Armour 4 upgrade cheaper but dropping SP from 12 to 6, on a par with Elite Infantry/Elite Foot.

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