I have in my time collected a lot of figures. Fantasy, Star Wars, Heroscape, and, of course, 40k are the figures I currently own.
Occasionally, I get the urge to play with them, all of them, all at the same time.
Since my regular gaming partners are my eight year old daughter and my 13 y.o. son I need a simple mechanic that keeps the game moving but with enough depth to make it interesting.
I have downloaded the Forge of War homebrew rules and I like them. However, I needed something a little bit more "fun".
So, what did I do? I went websurfing.
It did not take me long to find just what I was looking for. A 40K parody game. Brilliant!
Here is the link; www.jenniverse.com/toymallet%20main.html
The ruleset's name is ToyMallet 40 cents. It is not serious ruleset, but it looks pretty fun. I cannot wait to introduce my daughter to this. She has been waiting to field her Rainbow Space Marines with her Heroscape Amazon Warriors(esses?), and the hot pink hormagaunts.
I think this will do the trick.