Wars That Never WerePosted: February 10, 2016
The main theme of this month’s issue of WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED is ‘Wars That Never Were’. I was intrigued to find out more … so I bought a copy.
The relevant contents include the following articles:
- Wars That Never Were: An introduction to the theme by Gary Mitchell that includes mention of:
- Invasion by Kenneth Macksey
- The Moscow Option by David Downing
- The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer by George Tomkyns Chesney
- The Eternal Empire by Geoff Fabron
- Things To Come by H G Wells
- The Third World War by General Sir John Hackett
- What might have happened if the Roman Empire and the Han Chinese Empire had clashed during the First and Second centuries AD?
- What might have happened if the Spanish Armada had succeeded in ferrying the Duke of Parma’s army across the Channel in 1588?
- What might have happened if Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt had been successful and he had then invaded India?
- What might have happened if the British and French had intervened in the American Civil War?
- What might have happened if the Fashoda Incident had not been resolved peacefully and had led to a war between Britain and France?
- Imagi-nations: Exploring the uses of imagi-nations in wargaming by Charles S Grant
- The Battle for Britain: 22nd August 1692: An alternative history of Britain that begins when James II decides to stand and fight it out with William of Orange and Mary by Barry Hilton
- The Battle for Ontario: A war that wasn’t (quite!) in America: Scenarios based around what might have happened if the British had intervened in the American Civil War by Don Effinger
- All Quiet on the Mexican Front?: Wargaming the The Zimmerman Telegram: What might have happened if the Germans had actually sent aid to the Mexicans during World War I by Paul Barnett
- Winter of ’79: Anarchy in the UK when the ‘Winter of Discontent’ evolved into a civil war by Mark Hannam
- Making it Modern: Terrain for the Third World War: What sort of terrain is needed if you want to fight ‘Cold War turned hot’ battles by Andy Rix
Plenty of interesting ideas, especially for someone like me!