Free or really cheap wargames available on DOS/Windows OS.  This table is sortable.

TitleLinkDeveloper/PublisherOSPriceLicenseDate Published/last updateDate PostedNotes
Hoplites Link   Windows Free Freeware 2009 9/15/2016  
Civil War:Battle of Petersburg Link Roland Seer and Rain Pohlak Windows  0.99  Commercial 2017 3/21/2017  
B-17QOS Emulator Link Preston V. McMurry III Windows Free Open Source 2005

2/8/2017

 
Titans of Steel Link Matrix Games Windows Free Freeware 2003 9/15/2016  
MechWar Link   DOS Free Freeware 2005 9/15/2016  
Empire Link Walter Bright DOS/Windows Free Open Source 2002 9/15/2016  
Panzer Campaigns Mius '43 Link John Tiller Software Windows Free Commercial 2012 9/15/2016 Technically a demo, but contains several playable scenarios….in my book, that counts as a game.
Squad Battles Grenada Link John Tiller Software Windows Free Commercial 2014 9/15/2016 Technically a demo, but contains several playable scenarios….in my book, that counts as a game.
Napoleonic Battles The Final Struggle Link John Tiller Software Windows Free Commercial 2014 9/15/2016 Technically a demo, but contains several playable scenarios….in my book, that counts as a game.
Modern Air Power Link John Tiller Software Windows Free Commercial 2014 9/15/2016 Technically a demo, but contains several playable scenarios….in my book, that counts as a game.
Panzer Corps Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Battle Academy Link Slitherine Windows 14.99 Commercial 2010 9/15/2016  
Vietnam '65 Link Slitherine Windows 9.99 Commercial 2015 9/15/2016  
Qvadriga Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Order of Battle World War 2 Link Slitherine Windows Free Commercial 2016 9/15/2016 Base game is free and necessary for paid addons.  This free version is really simply a demo for the game system.
Order of Battle Rising Sun Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Order of Battle U.S. Pacific Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Order of Battle Morning Sun Link Slitherine Windows 14.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Order of Battle U.S. Marines Link Slitherine Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Order of Battle Winter War Link Slitherine Windows 14.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Frontline Road to Moscow Link Slitherine Windows 9.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Frontline Longest Day Link Slitherine Windows 4.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Drive on Moscow Link Slitherine Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 11/11/2016  
Battle of the Bulge Link Slitherine Windows 9.99 Commercial 2015 9/15/2016  
Time of Fury Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Revolution Under Siege Link Slitherine Windows 19.99 Commercial 2010 9/15/2016  
World War 2 Time of Wrath Link Wastelands Windows 4.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Strategic War in Europe Link Wastelands Windows 14.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Storm Over the Pacific Link Wastelands Windows 9.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
The Campaign Series Fall Weiss Link Wastelands Windows 14.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
1953 NATO vs Warsaw Pact Link Wastelands Windows 19.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
The Few Link Blackmoon Design Windows 7.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Firefight WW2 Link Sean O'Connor Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Nuts! The Battle of the Bulge Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Civil War 1863 Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Tank Battle 1944 Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Tank Battle North Africa Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
IWO Bloodbath at the Bonins Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Russian Front Link HexWar Windows 14.99 Commercial 2015 9/15/2016  
Assault on Arnhem Link HexWar Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Assault Squad 2 Men of War Origins Link 1C Company Windows 19.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Men of War Link 1C Company Windows 4.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Men of War Red Tide Link 1C Company Windows 4.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Men of War Condemned Heroes Link 1C Company Windows 7.99 Commercial 2012 9/15/2016  
Men of War Vietnam Link 1C Company Windows 7.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Men of War Assault Squad Link 1C Company Windows 9.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Theatre of War Assault Squad Link 1C Company Windows 9.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Theatre of War 2 Africa 1943 Link 1C Company Windows 8.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Theatre of War 2 Kursk 1943 Link 1C Company Windows 8.99 Commercial 2010 9/15/2016  
Theatre of War 3 Korea Link 1C Company Windows 9.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Stalingrad Link 1C Company Windows 4.99 Commercial 2005 9/15/2016  
Soldiers Heroes of World War 2 Link 1C Company Windows 4.99 Commercial 2004 9/15/2016  
World War 1 Centennial Edition Link 1C Company Windows 4.99 Commercial 2005 9/15/2016  
Hearts of Iron 2 Link Paradox Windows 2.99 Commercial 2006 9/15/2016  
Hearts of Iron III Link Paradox Windows 9.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Arsenal of Democracy Link Paradox Windows 9.99 Commercial 2010 9/15/2016  
Darkest Hour A Hearts of Iron Game Link Paradox Windows 9.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
Naval War Arctic Cricle Link Paradox Windows 19.99 Commercial 2012 9/15/2016  
Strategy & Tactics Wargame Collection Link Herocraft Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Blitzkrieg Link Nival Windows 4.99 Commercial 2003 9/15/2016  
Blitzkrieg 2 Link Nival Windows 4.99 Commercial 2005 9/15/2016  
Making History The Calm and the Storm Link Fractus Games Windows 0.99 Commercial 2007 9/15/2016  
Making History 2 The War of the World Link Fractus Games Windows 14.99 Commercial 2010 9/15/2016  
Battleplan American Civil War Link KISS Osprey Publishing Windows 9.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Atlantic Fleet Link Killerfish Games Windows 9.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Panzer Tactics HD Link THQ Nordic Windows 9.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol Link 2K Games Windows 4.99 Commercial 2013 9/15/2016  
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol Pacific Skies Link 2K Games Windows 4.99 Commercial 2013 9/15/2016  
Tank Operations European Campaign Link Kalypso Media Digital Windows 9.99 Commercial 2013 9/15/2016  
Ultimate General Gettysburg Link Game-Labs Windows 14.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
Unity of Command Stalingrad Campaign Link Dvaput 2x2 Games Windows 19.99 Commercial 2012 9/15/2016  
World War II Panzer Claws Link Topware Interactive Windows 4.99 Commercial 2004 9/15/2016  
Warring States Tactics Link Polymation Games Windows 15.99 Commercial 2014 9/15/2016  
LGeneral Link Lgames Windows Free Open Source 2016 9/15/2016  
PGForever Link Rudankort Windows Free Freeware 2009 9/15/2016  
PGX3 Link Jeff Crouch Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
People's General WW2 Link SSI/Mark Kirby Windows Free Freeware 2011 9/15/2016  
People's General-Red Danger Link SSI/Devore Windows Free Freeware 2011 11/4/2016  
People's General-War of 1812 Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Vietnam War 1966 Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Sympatyk Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-Afghanistan 1979 Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-7 Years War Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-30 Years War Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-Vietnam War 1968 Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-Falkland War Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-Texas Revolution Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2016 11/3/2016  
People's General-Afghanistan 2001 Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-American-Mexican War Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-German Peasant War Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon, Sympatyk Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Little Big Horn Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon, Sympatyk Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-French Indian War Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Mexican Invasion Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Sengoku Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Zulu War Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon, Sympatyk Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-American War of Independence 2-Player Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Napoleon and American War of Independence Link SSI/Robert Mary Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-WW1 Link SSI/Robert Mary Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Cold War Link SSI/Robert Mary Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Desert Storm Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Invasion of Irak Link SSI/Michael Nowak Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-American Civil War Link SSI/Robert Mary Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Danish Prussian War 1864 Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Austro-Prussian War 1866 Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-Austro-Prussian War 1870 Link SSI/Michael Nowak, Duke Falcon Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General-IDF-Wars in Israel, Iran, Irak, Syria and more Link SSI/Robert Mary Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
People's General Original Game (with included WW2 Pacific and Shock and Awe Mods) Link SSI/Robert Mary, Deuce Savage Windows Free Freeware 2015 11/3/2016  
Horse and Musket Battles of 1800 Link ? Windows Free Freeware ? 11/3/2016  
Open Panzer Link Luis Guzman Windows Free Freeware 2014 9/15/2016  
Open General Link Nicu Pavel Windows Free Open Source 2016 9/15/2016  
Steel Panthers World at War Link Matrix Games Windows Free Freeware 2005 9/15/2016  
WinSPWW2 Link Shrapnel Games Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
WinSPMBT Link Shrapnel Games Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
Field of Strategy Link TPGames Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
People's Tactics Link VR Designs Windows Free Freeware 2004 9/15/2016  
Armoured Commander Link Gregory Adam Scott Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
Desert War 1940-1943 Link Brian Kelly Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
Peleliu Link Brian Kelly Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
TripleA Link Open Source Windows Free Open Source 2015 9/15/2016  
Battle for Wesnoth Link David White Windows Free Open Source 2016 9/15/2016  
MegaMek Link Open Source Windows Free Open Source 2016 9/15/2016  
Lock N Load Command Ops 2 Link Panther Games Windows Free Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
The Ardennes Offensive ? SSG Windows Free Freeware 1997 9/15/2016 Was released as freeware in ~2000, but seems to have been made available for sale by SSGUS
Cry Havoc Link Conlan Rios Windows Free Freeware 2006 9/15/2016  
Samurai Blades On Deadly Ground Link Conlan Rios Windows Free Freeware 2005 9/15/2016  
WarTactical Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
Fight4Flags Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2014 9/15/2016  
HexWarrior Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
Combat Domination Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2014 9/15/2016  
MASL Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2016 9/15/2016  
The Jacobites Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
Gladiator Academy Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
God of Mini Wars Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
RoutNapoleon Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
Space Transporter Link Mark Ainsworth Windows Free Freeware 2015 9/15/2016  
Armored Brigade Link Juha Kellokoski Windows Free Freeware 2013 9/15/2016  
1848 Link Matrix Games Windows Free Commercial 2006 9/15/2016  
For Liberty! Link Matrix Games Windows 9.99 Commercial 2009 9/15/2016  
Field of Glory Link Matrix Games Windows 19.99 Commercial 2016 9/15/2016  
Combat Command The Matrix Edition Link Matrix Games Windows 19.99 Commercial 2011 9/15/2016  
American Civil War Link Frank Hunter (Interactive Magic) DOS Free Freeware 2003 9/15/2016  
EGA Civil War Battleset Link W. R. Hutsell DOS Free Freeware 1993 9/15/2016  
VGA Civil War Strategy Link W. R. Hutsell Windows Free Freeware 2011 9/15/2016 Links from game tabs are broken, but active download links can be found in the blog section
Wars of Napoleon Link W. R. Hutsell DOS Free Freeware   9/15/2016  
World War II Link W. R. Hutsell DOS Free Freeware 1995 9/15/2016  
Knights of War Link Vedron Drazeta Windows Free Freeware 2009 9/15/2016  
War in Russia Matrix Edition Link Gary Grigsby/Matrix Games Windows Free Freeware 2003 9/15/2016 Originally a DOS program published by SSI, updated and repackaged to run in Wndows by Matrix Games.
Pacific War Matrix Edition Link Gary Grigsby/Matrix Games Windows Free Freeware 2003 9/15/2016 Originally a DOS program published by SSI, updated and repackaged to run in Wndows by Matrix Games.
Xconq Link Stan Shebs Windows Free Freeware 2004 9/15/2016  
Civil Link Various   Free Open Source 2013 9/15/2016  
Flight Commander 2 Link Avalon Hill Win 3.1 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Over the Reich Link Avalon Hill Win 3.1 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Third Reich Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016 Stream
5th Fleet Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
Operation Crusader Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
D-Day America Invades Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1995 9/15/2016 Stream
World at War Stalingrad Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
V for Victory D-Day Utah Beach Link Avalon Hill DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Tigers on the Prowl Link HPS DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
Tigers on the Prowl 2 Link HPS DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
Panthers in the Shadows Link HPS DOS Archive Commercial 1997 9/15/2016 Stream
Conflict Korea The First Year 1950-1951 Link SSI DOS Archive Commercial 1992 9/15/2016 Stream
People's General Link SSI Windows Archive Commercial 1998 9/15/2016  
Western Front The Liberation of Europe 1944-1945 Link SSI DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Typhoon of Steel Link SSI DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Panzer General Link SSI DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
Clash of Steel World War 2 Europe 1939-1945 Link SSI DOS Archive Commercial 1993 9/15/2016 Stream
Panzer Battles Link SSG DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
MacArthur's War-Battles for Korea Link SSG DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
Halls of Montezuma-A Battle History of the United States Marine Corps Link SSG DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
Fields of Battle Link Bevelstone Productions Win 3.1 Archive Commercial 1995 9/15/2016 DOSBox streaming does not work.  Download zip file
White Death Link Command Simulations DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
Blitzkrieg-Battle at the Ardennes Link Command Simulations DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
Great Napoleonic Battles Link Impressions DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Charge of the Light Brigade Link Impressions DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Cohort-Fighting for Rome Link Impressions DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
Battleground Ardennes Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1995 9/15/2016  
Battleground 2 Gettysburg Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Battleground 3 Waterloo Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Battleground 4 Shiloh Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Battleground 5 Antietam Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
Battleground 6 Napoleon in Russia Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1997 9/15/2016  
Battleground 7 Bull Run Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1997 9/15/2016  
Battleground 8 Prelude to Waterloo Link Talonsoft Windows 95 Archive Commercial 1997 9/15/2016  
Wargame Construction Set 3 Age of Rifles 1846-1905 Link Norm Koger DOS Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016 Stream
Empire Deluxe Link White Wolf Productions DOS Archive Commercial 1993 9/15/2016 Stream
The Perfect General Link White Wolf Productions DOS Archive Commercial 1991 9/15/2016 Stream
The Perfect General 2 Link QQP DOS Archive Commerical 1994 9/15/2016 Stream
Russian Front 2 The Kursk Campaign Link Henrik Hoexbroe DOS Archive Commercial 1990 9/15/2016 Stream
East Front 1914 Link Forgotten Fronts Simulations DOS Archive Commercial 1994 9/15/2016  
TacOps Link   Windows Archive Commercial 1996 9/15/2016  
High Command Europe 1939-1945 Link Colorado Computer Creations DOS Archive Commercial 1992 9/15/2016

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