Fistful of Lead is designed as a quick set of tabletop wargaming rules for skirmishes in your favorite wargaming period or genre. The rules are simple to learn, but Fistful of Lead is not necessarily a simple game.
What separates Fistful of Lead from most tabletop miniature games on the market, is the unique card driven turn mechanism. This leads to snap decisions and tense moments where all the players are involved.
For Fistful of Lead, we wanted the play to be fast and furious, with a Hollywood flair to it. For that reason, record keeping is kept to a bare minimum.
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.
To play Fistful of Lead you’ll need: this rule book (or, after a few games just the Quick Reference sheet), several 10-sided-dice, an ordinary deck of playing cards, a place to play, a measuring tape, and the miniatures representing your favorite troops. Markers to represent whether your models are Shaken, Wounded or need to Reload can be found in this rule book.
Eight-sided and 12-sided dice may also be needed for some of the advanced optional rules.
Fistful of Lead was written with 28mm figures in mind, but you can easily use models ranging from 15mm to 54mm without any changes.
Experienced wargamers and new players alike will enjoy this game. It's perfect for convention games and just one on one skirmishes.