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Over Open Sights Early Naval Wargaming Rules 1873-1904 Early Wargames Volume 6 By John Curry
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Over Open Sights traces the early development of naval wargaming in the Royal Navy between 1873 and 1904. It is part of a series by the History of Wargaming Project documenting early wargaming. The... More > book opens with a foreword by the well-known author and game designer, Larry Bond. Next is a reflective essay about the position of naval wargaming within the hobby. The heart of the book is the reproduction of the early wargames, with period commentary from various RUSI sessions. The naval wargames included are: Lieutenant Castle R.N.: The Game of Naval Tactics (1873) Captain Colomb R.N.: The Duel: A Naval Wargame (1879) Lieutenant H. Chamberlain R.N.: Game of Naval Blockade (1888) The Launch of the Fred Jane Naval Wargame at RUSI (1898) The First Edition of The Fred Jane Naval Wargame (1898) The book also includes further material on the Fred Jane Wargame.< Less
The British Kriegsspiel (1872) Including RUSI's Polemos (1888) Early Wargames Volume 2 By John Curry
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The 1824 German Kriegsspiel game has been widely referred to as the start of modern professional wargaming. This book, aims to explore the British development of that early game in the 19th century.... More > Much of the material has not been in the public domain since it was first published. The contents of this book include: Map Manoeuvres: An Introduction to Kriegsspiel (1839) The Rules for Kriegsspiel by Captain Baring (1872) A newspaper report on the German Game of War (1878) A discussion about how to create wargaming terrain in Aids to Kriegsspiel (1897) The Dangers of Kriegsspiel and Political Officers (1899) The problems with creating imaginary maps for war games (1888) Bellum, an English Kriegsspiel Variant (1909) The first medieval wargame in Kriegsspiel and the Teaching of Military History (1890) The Game of Polemos as played at RUSI (1888) A wargame with a political message, Lieutenant Henry Chamberlain's RN New Game of Invasion (1888)< 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
The British Army Desert War Game: MOD Wargaming Rules (1978) By John Curry
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These rules were written in 1968 to wargame, at a tactical level, the desert warfare battles in a potential invasion of Iraq in the mid-1970’s. They are a piece of wargaming... More > ‘archeology.’ The Land Rules for a Wargame in a Desert Setting in 1978 are an example of a military map based wargame. Written both for training and analysis, they have detailed information on matters important to the military and often ignored by hobby wargamers. Deployment times, lead times for preparation of assaults, ammunition constraints, shadowing retreating units and communications are all dealt with by the rules. Military wargames are traditional heavily umpired, with a large supporting case of assistants to help run the game, but this book contains guidance on how a modern wargamer can recreate the original game in a practical form on a single map.< Less