Updates under work:


– March 2018:

Um... all updates are under work!

The most urgent is an English translation of the medieval rules in French. The current translation in English is now quite outdated.

We are also working on napoleonic skirmish (Penisular and Russia).








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   « Argad ! » is a mix of role-playing game and miniature skirmish game.

    These rules work better if a game master or organizer imagines a scenario and a story, and if players consider their miniatures as living characters, not game pawns.

   The rules are devised for 28mm miniatures and large game tables with many terrain features (but it's possible to play with other miniature scales).

   Our "friendly simultaneous" (no IGOUGO, no initiative) system may look strange and unfamiliar at first, but is simple and encourages fast moves and daring actions on the game table.

    Quick reference sheets include movement, shooting, and melee tables, which can be used easily to play adventures, skirmishes and fights.

  Each player commands a small troop (typically 10-30 miniatures) and is represented by the character of the group leader, warband chief or officer.

   There is no complicated game mechanism, it's man-to-man quick combat resolution, but the rules allow tactical choices (such as forming in close order: shield wall, or fire by volley...)

    It's a toolbox, many extensions are not complete or are still being tested. But it's free!


Some interesting game AAR have been translated in English, with many pictures!:

Fantasy:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=94121.msg1161784#msg1161784
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=85432.msg1050095#msg1050095
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=77336.msg946400#msg946400

Dark Ages ("arthurian"):
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=89551.msg1105616#msg1105616
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=48720.msg567383#msg567383
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=45190.msg525567#msg525567

Dark Ages (Vikings):
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=84126.msg1033648#msg1033648
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=70163.msg852306#msg852306

Hundred Years War, 14th century:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=89836.msg1109332#msg1109332
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=78115.msg955736#msg955736
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72524.msg883687#msg883687
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=69794.msg847293#msg847293
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=62471.msg749981#msg749981
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=56939.msg676665#msg676665

Samurais:
Hard Times for Nakagawa Family (in French, many very detailed pictures)
The fate of a merchant (link to short video, and to AAR in French)
First game in a 16th century (Sengoku period) campaign

Thirty Years War:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=80123.msg981827#msg981827
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72961.msg889534#msg889534
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=72866.msg888217#msg888217
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=67062.msg811415#msg811415
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=63915.msg770370#msg770370

Pirates:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=83065.msg1019238#msg1019238
http://argad.forumculture.net/t674-raid-on-san-augustin-english-version#6113
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=44633.msg519403#msg519403
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=34623.msg406613#msg406613

Colonial (Sudan c. 1882):
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=60357.msg721974#msg721974



Free downloads


    Texts printed in blue in the rules and in the tables are optional or advanced rules, which can be ignored for a simple game.

   The "quick reference sheets" mention the most common weapons and tactical modifiers useful in their historical (or fantasy) context. All tables and weapons are compatible (effects and shooting ranges are simplified for playability), so the soldiers and weapons of different historical periods (using different reference sheets) can be mixed in imaginary contexts.





« Argad ! » BASIC RULES

February 2014

  967 Ko



A few explanatory DIAGRAMS

May 2014

  246 Ko



A short explanation of our
"FRIENDLY SIMULTANEOUS" game system

January 2014

  193 Ko



Optional rules suggestions for player characters and NPC,
wounds and healing of characters,
and an empty chart for LOCATION DICE

December 2013
516 Ko



Optional rules suggestions and empty charts for
WEATHER DICE,
EMOTIDICE,
and the famous "Hrrmmph... IT COULD TAKE SOME TIME!" optional rule

February 2012

  221 Ko



Quick reference sheet
4th-7th century
(End of Roman Empire + early Dark Ages)

December 2015

  135 Ko



Quick reference sheet
8th-11th century (second half of the Dark Ages)

December 2015

  135 Ko



Quick reference sheet
14th century (first part of the HYW)

December 2015
  139 Ko




Quick reference sheet
Mid-16th to mid-17th century: Wars of Religion, TYW, ECW
- To be updated -

  152 Ko




Quick reference sheet
Privateers and pirates

January 2016

  147 Ko




Quick reference sheet
Late 17th century and 18th century
- To be updated
  152 Ko




Quick reference sheet
Second half of the 18th century in North America: FIW and AWI
- To be updated
  152 Ko






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These skirmish rules were first published in 1996 as a bilingual (Breton + French) booklet. During a few years, a fanzine called « An Argader » published updates, extensions, scenarios, and discussions. The fanzine no longer exists but has been replaced by our forum.


Cover of the 1996
bilingual edition of the rules