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Donald Featherstone’s Wargaming Campaigns By John Curry, Donald Featherstone
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This book covered straightforward methods of setting up and running such campaigns. It deals with topics ranging from map making, attrition and the issue of smaller forces delaying larger ones.... More > Included are twenty-one examples of wargaming campaigns through the ages. Covering periods from the Dark Ages to World War II, each campaign was specially chosen by Don to illustrate different aspects of such games and options for the wargamer to consider. Each game was based around sketch maps and straightforward rules to allow groups of wargamers to experience command at the operational level. This book was originally published under the title of ‘War Game Campaigns’. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry and aims to bring classic wargaming books and rules to a modern audience.< Less
Andrew Wilson’s The Bomb and the Computer The History of Professional Wargaming 1780- 1968 By John Curry, Andrew Wilson
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Andrew Wilson’s 1968 book was the first to describe for the general reader the evolution of the war game as a serious, and sometimes unreliable, military planning tool. The author was the... More > Defence Correspondent to the Observer Newspaper. He was granted special access to the Pentagon and other secret sources of information and interviewed many leading experts on policy-making on both sides of the Atlantic. The result was an authoritative and readable work on the subject that was directly related to the precarious balance of power in the Cold War. The book demonstrates how crucial war games were in American weapon development, foreign policy and war fighting plans during the dark days of the Cold War. The book is published by the History of Wargaming Project as part of a series to make key developments in wargaming available to the modern enthusiast.< Less
Bruce Quarrie's Napoleonic Campaigns in Miniature A Wargamers’ Guide to the Napoleonic Wars 1796-1815 By John Curry, Bruce Quarrie
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Packed with information on every aspect of Napoleonic warfare, both land and sea, this book shows the wargamer how to make their miniature battles even more realistic and exciting. It contains... More > detailed information on how armies were raised, trained, provisioned, led and equipped. The book describes the weapons and tactics of the period, giving precise information down to the price of a single musket ball or pair of boots! Stimulating and full of ideas, this book has stood the test of time and is valuable to anyone interested in the Napoleonic period. The original book went onto four editions and was reprinted five times. The book is published by the History of Wargaming Project as part of a series to make key developments in wargaming available to the modern enthusiast.< Less
Gavin and Bernard Lyall’s Operation Warboard Wargaming World War II Battles in 20-25mm Scale By John Curry, Bernard Lyall, Gavin Lyall
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Donald Featherstone said, ‘there have been few wargaming books written as well as Operation Warboard. Gavin Lyall applied his established writing talents to create a wargaming book that in... More > places seemed more like a thriller than a book about a marvelous and engaging hobby'. The book was written for wargaming World War II battles in 20-25mm, with rules that were straightforward, fast and comprehensive. The book also had the innovation of including extensive notes about the thinking behind the rules. The player’s notes discussed the abstractions and generalisations that informed the design decisions, most of which are still issues that rule-writers for this period still contend with. This reprint of the 1976 classic includes a new foreword by Bernard Lyall and new optional rules. The History of Wargaming Project aims to reprint classic wargaming material and make it available to a new generation of wargamers.< Less