Core Rulebook - Printed

Regular price $25.00

The long awaited Core Rule Book from Wiley Games, makers of Fistful of Lead, is finally here.

The Fistful of Lead System is:

  • Miniature Agnostic
  • Skirmish Wargaming
  • D10 Game
  • Simple to Learn 
  • Easy to Customize
  • Infinite Replayability

This is a system you can try out for as little as $7.00.  Download the Core Rulebook, grab 10 – 12 miniatures, a deck of cards, a tape measure and some d10 dice.  If you hate it, that’s the price of a fancy coffee.  If you love it, add supplements to your catalog as your miniatures demand.

The long-time favorite Fistful of Lead started as a Wild West game with card-driven mechanics that created Hollywood action.  Now Wiley Games presents the Core Rule Book.  The Core Rule Book can be used with multiple periods and genres, while still giving you the unique card driven mechanics that keep the action going.

We here at Wiley Games love skirmish level wargaming, because we can play new periods or genres without huge commitments of time and money.  In most games, each player can control up to 5-6 miniatures without much trouble. Games can have up to 8 players without slowing down the game. Now, you can dig out all your old miniatures gathering dust and have a game ready to go in a few minutes.

That's why Fistful of Lead Core Rules are so great.  This is a wildly adaptable ruleset. Been wanting to do modern?  This is your book. How about Vikings?  Everything you need is right here.

Here are just a few periods for which fans have used the Core Rules (sometimes with a little help from a supplement. Example:  Fistful of Lead Horse and Musket); 

  • Ancients
  • Dark Ages
  • Middle Ages
  • Historical Pike and Shotte
  • War of the Roses
  • French & Indian War
  • American Revolutionary War
  • Napoleonic
  • War of 1812
  • American Civil War
  • World War I
  • Irish War of Independence
  • World War II
  • Tanks
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Vietnam
  • Pirates
  • Anglo - Zulu Wars
  • Star Wars
  • Moderns
  • Conan
  • Lovecraftian

Wiley Games plans to release supplements for all the genres and periods you've dreamed of.  If you are new to Wiley Games Fistful of Lead, this is where your journey begins.  If you are a longtime fan, the future is here.

Experienced wargamers and new players alike will enjoy this game. It's perfect for convention games and one-on-one skirmishes.

We welcome new customers to Wiley Games every day who have played the popular rules. They have become bored.  They seek a haven of fun gaming rules and their miniatures are happy.

Play Wiley Games.  Your miniatures will thank you.

Scenarios: 5
Pages: 52
Size: 7" x 10"
Printing: Black & White
Binding: Stapled
Players: 2 - 8
Scale: 15mm - 54mm
Minis/player: 4 - 8


"These are genuine skirmish games...The rules make no pretence at being a simulation. Instead, they provide a fast and fun game...My first impression is very favourable. There are plenty of times when I fancy a quick game, particularly using figures that don't get a regular outing."

                                                                                                  - Balkan Dave

"The Swiss Army Knife of wargaming."

                                                                                                  - Joy of Wargaming