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Verdy's Free Kriegspiel including the Victorian Army’s 1896 War Game By John Curry
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Verdy's 1876 Free Kriegspiel launched a new generation of wargames. Using minimal rules and tables, the game aimed to produce realistic games based on military reality as decided by the umpire. This... More > edition includes the Victorian Army's 1896 War Game Kriegspiel rules.< Less
Donald Featherstone's The Badgered Men A novel describing the life of the Victorian cavalry man at the time of the First Sikh War 1845-1846 By John Curry, Donald Featherstone
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Donald Featherstone is the author of more than 60 books on wargaming and military history. He has been described by James F. Dunnigan as one of the founding fathers of modern wargaming. This novel... More > is a piece of military fiction describing the recruitment, training and experience of war for the typical Victorian cavalryman of the period. The characters in the novel are in many ways less important than the sheer amount of historical detail that has been captured by Donald Featherstone. The first half of the book is about recruitment and training. The second half of the book continues the story with an account of the campaign leading to the 1846 Battle of Aliwal in the First Sikh War. This book is not Flashman, Sharpe or even Hornblower. It contains less characterization and much more period detail. It opens a window on a piece of military history.< Less
Donald Featherstone's MacDonald of the 42nd By John Curry
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Hector MacDonald was fourteen when he ran away to join the Black Watch, the famous 42nd Highland Regiment. From service in the Crimean War, where he was wounded , to the Indian Mutiny, and then... More > through a whole array of other assignments, MacDonald saw more service than most. Based on a single letter found in Bristol’s Docks, Donald Featherstone has written an imaginative reconstruction of the outstanding soldier’s life. From the extensive contemporary accounts of the Regiment and histories of the Army, Donald Featherstone has reconstructed the life of a Highlander in the mid-nineteenth century. Using the archives of the Black Watch Regimental Museum and his unique access to key British military historians, Featherstone has found a wealth of period detail. Hector MacDonald was a real soldier and the actions in this book are real, his story is in many ways representative of the Victorian soldier who founded an empire by feat of arms. Further details about the project can be found at: www.wargaming.co< Less
When Empires Clash! By Bob Cordery
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These wargame rules have been designed so that players can fight typical small battles between European Colonial armies and their opponents during the period between 1875 and 1910. They use a square... More > gridded battlefield, which removes the need to measure both move distances and weapon ranges, thus speeding up the whole process of fighting a wargame. It also removes any doubts or possible disputes as to whether or not a unit has moved too far or if it is in range or not. They also incorporate simple combat resolution systems that likewise speed up game play. The armies needed to fight battles with these rules are small by most wargames standards. This means that players can ‘raise’ lots of small armies rather than a couple of big ones.< Less
Fear and Faith Trade Edition By andrea sfiligoi
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NIGHTMARES BECOME REAL, AND THE DEAD WALK THE EARTH!All the monsters from man’s worst nightmares come alive in this set of fast-playing horror miniature rules based on the Origins-nominated... More > Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics. Fight zombies, vampires, mad slashers, ghosts, werewolves, witches and other monstrosities straight out of the folklore and horror movies. Hunt for them - before they hunt YOU! Fear and Faith includes: rules for vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and zombies; A tactical system where your decisions matter; Weapons like silver blades, stakes, chainsaws, shotguns, assault rifles, vials of holy water, grenades and more; Game stats for characters from Victorian novels, researchers of the occult, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, minions of space gods, and the dread Zombie Elephant; 6 scenarios and simple campaign rules. Full support is provided through the Song of Blades Yahoo Group. The text for this trade size edition has been slightly revised.< Less