Miniature Wargaming Club Leuven
Schild & Vriend

'Schild en Vriend' is an old Flemish battlecry, used in the rebellion of the city of Brugge against the French, May 18, 1302. Legend tells that it was used to differentiate between the French-speaking (who could not pronounce 'schild') and Flemish-speaking citizens. Nowadays, historians tell us that it was probably 'Des Gilden Vriend'.


Rules for Miniature Wargaming

The rulesets listed here are quite popular in our gaming group. Of course, this all very much depends on the 'authority' of the player setting up a game.

Full Thrust

The ultimate Space Combat game! Check it out at the Unofficial Full Thrust WWW Page.

Fantasy Rules!

Tired of Warhammer? Try Fantasy Rules! It's published by Chipco, a very nice company. They send me a free copy of one of their rulesets after I found out that a page was missing in a copy I bought from a local shop. How's that for customer service!

Brother Against Brother

This game represents skirmish level combat in the American Civil War. We like it because it's simple and fast, and contains some scope for roleplaying.
See what the Miniatures Page has to say about it.


A whole new way of playing! Currently, there is some discussion about whether CrossFire or RapidFire does the job for WW2, but we still play both of them, so that's a good sign. CrossFire has an official webpage.

Rapid Fire

Another WW2 set, which also has some followers in our gaming group. Hmmm, let's not start a discussion here ...

Large scale WWII games

We use two games for larger scale WWII games. For brigade level games (a few battalions plus support per side) we use TAC:WWII, a game with an interesting combination of ideas including 'modes' for movement and fire and activation/morale rolls depending on troop quality.

For multiple brigade and divisional level actions (several brigades plus support per side), Spearhead is the ruleset of choice. The mechanisms and procedures in Spearhead are very abstracted, but for this scale of gaming, this is a definite advantage as it speeds up play considerably, enabling a smallish divisional game to be finished in one evening of play.

Napoleonic Principles Of War

Looking at the sudden booming of various 6mm Napoleonic armies among our members, Napoleon is becoming mighty popular again and this ruleset might just be the reason.


Phil discovered this little rulebooklet at a convention some years ago, and since then we've played various shootist games, even in 54mm.


We have played several games of DBM and DBA, but lately, we have taken quite a fancy to the Armati ruleset. Here's a short piece Alan wrote about this alternative Ancients ruleset.

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