We've made the play test magic rules available for The Sword Marches Ashcan. Only some of the spells are currently available, and you can provide your feedback over at our official Facebook group!

The Sword Marches Magic Supplement (PDF Format)

Noch Weiter!!!

  - posted 3/1/2019  

We are pleased to announce the release of the Sword Marches Ashcan! Head on over here to get yourself the PDF, or click on the following links to download the documents directly:

The Sword Marches Ashcan (PDF Format)

The Sword Marches Reference Tables (PDF Format)

Noch Weiter!!!

  - posted 9/20/2018  

Scrappers is part of the Osprey Games Black Friday Sale and is 30% OFF in ALL formats!!! Sale ends Monday so grab it while you can here.


Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!
  - posted 11/24/2017  

After some years of only offering pdf's of our Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy supplement to Brink of Battle, I've turned on the sales button on our Lulu page and am offering Epic Heroes as a print copy at a 30% discount off the cover price to make it far more affordable.

While we've streamlined our core rules mechanics in Scrappers, there are tons of Traits and other mechanics in this book that are compatible for those looking to expand their options or house-rule new materials with minimal effort.

You can find it right here!


Noch Weiter!!!
  - posted 8/28/2017  

Osprey games is running its summer sale, which means many products available on their website are available at up to 30% off. Guess what you can get through their website?

That's right, get the Scrappers hardback rulebook or, if you prefer, the eBook version (available in ePub or PDF) for 30% off! Plus, you can still bundle the physical book with the electronic copy to save on both, which combines with the 30% discount for the sale. Never been a better time to pick up the rules and dive in!

Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!

  - posted 8/28/2017  

Since the release of Scrappers, gameplay videos have been in high demand. We have now produced an assortment of them so you can have a video reference for how to get yourself started in Scrappers! Check them out over on the Strategic Elite Youtube channel!

Also, don't forget that we have an official Facebook group as well as a home on the Lead Adventure Forum where you can interact with the Scrappers community and ask questions!

Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!

  - posted 7/23/2017  

The wait is over! Scrappers is HERE! Head on over to Osprey's site to pick up a copy for yourself!

Also, check out the new Scrappers reference and roster sheets we've set up over in the download section.

Thanks so much again to everyone who has supported us through the development of this product. We could not have made it here without the support and feedback of you, our loyal customers and fans. We look forward to continuing the journey with all of you as we explore and expand on this and many other projects.

Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!

  - posted 4/18/2017  
  Anatoli's Game Room Reviews Scrappers!  

Head over to Anatoli's Game Room to check out his review of Scrappers. He gives some good in-depth coverage on the actual system of the game, including the campaign rules, so take a look if you're curious to see what the book has in store!

The Scrappers core rulebook is a full-color, hardback, stand-alone product published by Osprey Games, and is planned to be available April 18th, 2017. Osprey's site currently has it available for pre-order! Take a look!

Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!

  - posted 2/26/2017  
  Scrappers Available for Pre-Order!  

It has been a long road with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but Strategic Elite is proud to finally present Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames published by Osprey Games with illustrations by David Auden Nash. This product represents the culmination of many years of work refining the Origins Award-Nominated Brink of Battle rules and its supplement, Epic Heroes, into one tight post-apocalyptic skirmish game (as the subtitle might suggest).

We at Strategic Elite could not be happier with the end result, and we think you’ll agree once you get your hands on this full color, hardback beauty of a book. Right now, it’s available for pre-order only with an anticipated release date of April 18th, 2017. Head on over and reserve yourself a copy now!

Thanks to everyone who helped us to get this far, and know that we are far from done! There are still many exciting places to go from here and we look forward to sharing it all with you.

Noch Weiter, MUTIE!!!

  - posted 2/22/2017  
  Dave Phillips Memorial Fundraiser  

This is the hardest post I've ever had to make.

This is my friend David Phillips.

Monday April 25th around 8PM, he was tragically killed in a car accident caused by two juveniles in a stolen car.




Two hours before that, I had my last conversation with him. He leaves behind a wife, and a large group of friends and family that will miss him forever.

To help raise funds to offset the expense of his burial and memorial, we are donating 100% of all Brink of Battle and Epic Heroes sales on our Lulu store for the month of May to David's wife and family.

You can find them here:

Brink of Battle
Brink of Battle PDF
Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming In the Realms of Fantasy

We hope we can make a difference in the face of such a senseless tragedy.

Thanks for Your Support!

  - posted 5/6/2016  
  On the Horizon  

We’ve been keeping things pretty close to the vest about our Post-Apocalyptic book in the works, but we are now able to reveal and proud to announce that last year we signed a contract with Osprey Publishing to produce Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames for their Osprey Wargames division!

Scrappers will be a hardbound book complete with core rules based on the Brink of Battle skirmish system and with complete rules for campaign games in the wastelands of the near future! As with Brink of Battle, each Crew will range between 3-15 models per side.

Players assemble Recovery Crews who explore the ruins of ancient Earth for lost artifacts and scraps of useful technology fighting off enemy Crews in the process. Scrapper Crews can belong to one of six Factions or be freelancers selling their scraps of tech to the highest bidder. Crew members can be one of three Lifeform types: True Human, Mutant, or Synthetic. Rugged human survivors, mutated humanoids & animals, and deadly robots fight for every last piece of tech they can find!

Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames is targeted for release in the spring of 2017.

  - posted 2/25/2016  
  Brink of Battle Summer Sale  

Strategic Elite is having a Summer Super Sale! Tell all of your friends and gaming buddies that from now until the end of Summer, the Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages and Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy PDF's will be on SALE! Brink of Battle PDF is only $9.99 and Epic Heroes PDF is only $14.99!

Hop over to our Lulu store and grab these for dirt cheap!

Noch Weiter!

  - posted 6/26/2015  
  Brink of Battle Products Going Exclusive with Lulu  

After much consideration, we here at Strategic Elite have made the business decision to move all of our print and pdf offerings to be sold exclusively on Lulu. This decision was not made lightly, and unfortunately the print version of Epic Heroes will be temporarily unavailable while we explore our color print options on Lulu. The PDF is now available for purchase there.

Any customers who downloaded our PDF’s from Wargame Vault will still be able to access their purchases in their Library. Wargame Vault has assured me that the only items that won’t be available to customers who previously downloaded them are the old Epic Heroes Ashcan (which is now obsolete with the release of the full book).

All of our Force Rosters, Play Sheets, Gear Tables, and the Sci-Fi Ashcan are still available for free from our Downloads tab right here.

We appreciate your understanding and we will notify everyone once we have a solid print copy of Epic Heroes available again.

Noch Weiter!

Bob Faust

  - posted 3/4/2015  
  Updated Sci-Fi Ashcan  

Check out the updated Ashcan for the upcoming sci-fi expansion for Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages. In it, you'll find a sampling of some of the gear that is currently being play tested. As we move along in the development process, additional traits and rules may be added for community testing.

You can find in our Downloads section.

  - posted 2/15/2015  
  Epic Heroes Has Arrived!  
The PDF release of Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy has officially released in PDF format! Take a look here to see what's inside and pick up your copy here. Get ready to take your skirmish gaming to the next level with the definitive fantasy supplement for Brink of Battle!
  - posted 8/31/2014  
  Brink of Battle on Sale!  
  We have a lot to celebrate here at Strategic Elite with the Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy expansion book soon to be released, but that accomplishment pales in comparison to the birth and health of my beautiful twins. In honor of that, we will be having a Twin-ty percent off sale on the Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages rulebook, both in print and pdf, through the end of May.

Noch Weiter!
-Robert Faust
  - posted 5/9/2014  
  Due to unforeseen family medical issues, the release date for the Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy supplement for Brink of Battle has been moved to the end of May 2014. We at Strategic Elite thank you for your patience, and promise that this will be definitely worth the wait.

Robert Faust
  - posted 4/23/2014  
  Announcement: Conquest Sacramento  
  It has just been brought to our attention that the cover image of Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming through the Ages is being used at ConquestSac 2014. Strategic Elite and its product Brink of Battle are in no way associated with ConquestSac or its management, and our cover image is being used without permission.  
  - posted 2/28/2014  
  Epic Heroes Nearing Completion!  
  We are weeks away from the completion of our very first supplement to the Origins Award nominated Brink of Battle core rules!  

Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy will add a host of new options to augment your Brink of Battle games with a distinct fantasy feel! New rules for magic and monsters, plus a pile of additional traits and all new equipment will let you customize your forces like never before. This is the definitive sourcebook for adding mythic heroics to your tabletop skirmish experience.

Noch Weiter!

  - posted 2/28/2014  
  Epic Heroes Writing Contest Winners Announced!  

From those of us here at Strategic Elite we want to say “Congratulations!” to our four finalists in the Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy writing contest.

They are: Zachary O’Shea, Tom Brand, Juan Luis Perez Borrego, and Janus Kimeran!

You will be able to read their stories in the final release of Epic Heroes later this year.

Noch Weiter!
Bob Faust

  Welcome to Gamescape North and Game Kastle  
  A warm welcome to two retailers who have recently picked up Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages for sale in their shops: Gamescape North in San Rafael, California, and Game Kastle in Santa Clara, California. We are proud to have our products on the shelves of two such outstanding stores and encourage you to stop by and see them if you are in the area!  
  Brink of Battle Nominated for Origins Award!  
  Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages has been nominated for a 2013 Origins Award in the "Best Historical Miniatures Rules" category! We here at Strategic Elite are honored to even be considered for the award and are grateful to those who have supported us by playing and praising our product!

Haven't played it yet? Looking for more information about the game? Already own the rules, but aren't sure where to go from here? Head on over to our Community Page and find out how you can connect with fellow skirmish gamers!

For those of you who have looked into the rules but are more interested in using them for your favorite fantasy setting, fear not! Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy is close at hand, waiting to serve up a whole heaping helping of traits and gear to custom tailor your force to any setting you like, plus a magic system to add an entirely new level of tactical flexibility to your games.
  Thanks again to everyone for your support. Things are only going to get better from here!  
  Epic Heroes Writing Contest Announced!  
  We are pleased to announce our Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy writing contest! We are calling for all writers interested to submit short stories, snippets, and vignettes to us for consideration in our first official supplment to Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages.

All you need to do is click here to be taken over to the official Epic Heroes Fiction Contest rules. Follow the steps presented there, submit your entry, and you just may find yourself with several prizes, as well as your story published in the upcoming supplement!
  Brink of Battle Returns to Conquest Sacramento  
  That's right, we're returning to the convention that started it all for Brink of Battle! Join us at Conquest Sacramento in the dealer area for demos of the game, as well as your chance to check out the latest rules for Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy.  
  Wargames Soldiers & Strategies Review  

Wargames Soldiers & Strategies has a review of Brink of Battle in issue 63 of their magazine! They were so kind as to provide a copy of the review in PDF format, which you can find here. This review, along with the review posted at Anatoli's Game Room, provides good insight into how the game flows for those of you who are curious about the system but have not had a chance to join us at a convention to try the game in person.

  Brink of Battle at Pacificon 2012!  
  Join Strategic Elite and The Launchpad at Pacificon Game Expo 32!, August 31st through September 3rd at the Santa Clara Marriott. There, you will be able to get your hands on the core rules for Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages, as well as play through a full demo of the game! We we also be featuring gameplay demos of the new rules you can expect to see in the fantasy supplement, Epic Heroes, so you can get a taste of how the expansion will enrich a system already bursting with options.

In addition to the fantastic demos, Robert Faust, Brink of Battle's creator, has been asked to speak at the Pacificon War College! Each year, Pacificon hosts several speakers who talk about the game industry, including game designers and Origin award winners. Strategic Elite is honored to have Brink of Battle represented at this event, so stop on by for some insight into the game's creation and what's planned for the future!

It's going to be an exciting con! Don't miss it!
  Epic Heroes Ashcan Released!  

Fantasy Game Supplement for Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming through the Ages!

Now you can take the core rules and add Magic, Monsters, and a whole new group of Traits and Gear allowing you to play Fantasy games with your Brink of Battle Rulebook!

Add Fantasy races, Traits, new regular Gear and Magic Gear, as well as Spells and two Plug & Play Fantasy worlds to choose from. Also included is a Sneak Peek at the final supplement due out in January 2013!

Grab your sword and your rulebook and become one of the greats; one of the EPIC HEROES!!!

Click here to get your FREE copy!

  Sci-Fi Play Test Rules Available!  
  Enjoy guns, but think bullets are yesterday's news? Perhaps looking for something your soldiers can use to vaporize their opposition? Look no further... the first draft play test rules for our science fiction supplement are available in the play testing section of our downloads page.

As with any of the play testing resources, please download the play test record sheet as well to give us feed back on how your games are going! Tell us what you like, what you love, and what you think we could improve.
  Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages