Sunday, March 14, 2021




Hi friends, Bob Faust here. I wanted to make a general announcement regarding my hiatus from the development of several of my skirmish game products for the remainder of this year.


Having recently lost a close friend to Covid, I find that my usually effortless process of writing and designing fun skirmish games has been dampened severely. Strangely enough, some of you may remember back in 2016 when we lost another close friend to a tragic accident. Drew & I were under a deadline to finish writing Scrappers for Osprey Games, and the sudden death of our friend debilitated us mentally for several months.


Here we are again. So as of today, I’m officially suspending production for the following projects until January 2021:


From Strategic Elite™


·         The Sword Marches: Metal Sword & Sorcery Skirmish Wargames

·         Agents of the Crown: Seven Years War

·         Star Guard: Science Fiction Skirmish Wargames

·         Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming through the Ages 2nd Edition

·         Scrappers: Weapons Locker


From Fast Food Games™


·         GORE Skirmish – Generic Open Rule Engine: fast play, rules light, all periods/genres

·         Advanced GORE – Expanded rules for Core GORE game

·         Star GORE – Sci-Fi supplement

·         Dungeon GORE – Fantasy supplement

·         Historical GORE – Historical supplement


Fast Food Games™ is a new subsidiary of Strategic Elite: Skirmish Wargames for the Discerning Strategist and will focus on our new rules light skirmish games and supplements, primarily the Generic Open Rules Engine Skirmish game called GORE.


Now some of you may be disappointed that I’m pushing these projects back, especially The Sword Marches which has been 90% complete for some time. I hope you understand that I’ve been writing and designing my games for the past 15 years, pretty much every day, and in light of that I need a break.


In the meantime, please continue to post and participate in our Facebook pages and groups. If I get some painting or modeling done, I’ll post pics as usual. I just won’t be actively pursuing design or writing projects.


Thanks for all of the years of support and community that you all have built. We will resume with great purpose next January. It will be a happier new year I hope...




Bob Faust


Saturday, December 7, 2019


After 7 successful years of sales, the Brink of Battle Skirmish System has been further refined with Scrappers and The Sword Marches games that are based upon the BoBSS core mechanics.

As time marches on, we will be doing a full 2nd edition release, but that may be another year or more from now. In the meantime, we are permanently reducing the prices of our Print and PDF versions to $19.95 for a printed book and $4.99 for the PDF!

We hope this will entice you to explore the 2013 Origins Award Nominated Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming through the Ages game that allows you to play skirmishes in any Historical period!

You can find them at the links below:


Bob Faust

Sunday, August 27, 2017


You can find our latest wargame Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames here "" Grab yours today!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Well looky here!

Friday, April 29, 2016

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

This is my friend David Phillips. Monday night 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.

We hope we can make a difference in the face of such a senseless tragedy. Thanks for your support!

Bob Faust

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames

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. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Come Play in our First Tournament!

We here at Strategic Elite have joined forces once again with our brothers in arms at The Launchpad Comics & Games to put on our 1st official Epic Heroes Tournament!

Here are the details. We hope you can join us and make this a great kickoff to more Fantasy goodness with our favorite skirmish game!

The tournament will be held inside StocktonCon
Located at the Stockton Arena 248 W Fremont St, Stockton CA 95203 the tournament will be held on Saturday August 8th.  Registration begins at 10am. First round begins at 11am.

To Register contact or sign up on Facebook here

Tournament Details

Entry Fee: $10.00 plus con admittance ($10.00 pre-registered, $13.00 at the door)
Maximum # of Players: 8
Prizes For: Best General, Best Paint Job, Best Sportsmanship. Over $175.00 in Prizes!
Number of Games & Format: Swiss System with 3 Games played followed by top 2 in Final Round.
Period:  1, Equivalent Year 1300AD
Power Level: 1, no Magic Gear of any kind allowed.
Force organization: Standard Force Org
Supply Points: 750
Theme Bonus: ALL Forces must be fully painted and have a Theme/Background Story with named models.  This will grant the +25 Supply Point bonus, so all Players will have Forces of 775 Supply Points maximum.
Restricted Units: Cavalry, Exotic Cavalry, War Dogs, War Beasts, and Flyers.
Gear: One Scarce Gear allowed per Force in compliance with Power Level 1. No Magic Gear. No Prestige Gear.
Augmentations Allowed:  Natural Armor, Natural Weapons.
Brink of Battle Main Rules General and Period 1 Profile Traits Allowed: All
Epic Heroes Traits Allowed: See List Below. Prestige Traits are indented and must follow their Required Traits.

Epic Heroes Traits Allowed
                Psychic Scream
All-out Attack
                Sea Devil
                Grove Stalker
Blunt Force Trauma
Bully’s Boot
Claw Fighter
Combat Awareness
Combat Reflexes
Commander (As in BoB Main Rules)
Field Marshall
On Yer Feet!
Stand Yer Ground!
Counter Strike
Defensive Stance
Extra Arms
Extra Attack
Fighting Man
Gang Up
                Battle Runner
Ground Fighting
Heightened Senses
High Pain Tolerance
                Call in a Favor
                Friends in High Places
                Rich Uncle
                Wall Crawler
Iron Will
Just Won’t Die
Knockdown Attack
Lightning Reflexes
Low Profile
Mobile Ambush
Monkey Grip
Natural Armor
Natural Climber
Natural Weapons
                Plague Touched
                Vermin Tide
                Leapin’ Lizard
Shield Bash
                Edge Striker
                Glancing Blow
Skeleton Warrior
Slithering Body
True Grit
Two Weapon Fighting
                Two Weapon Defense
0-1   Commander Type Only
Valiant Heart
                Heroic Poise
Volley Fire
Weapon Expert