I obtained two books published as part of the ‘History of Wargaming‘ Project from John Curry. They were MORE WARGAMING PIONEERS: ANCIENT AND WORLD WAR II BATTLE AND SKIRMISH RULES BY TONY BATH, LIONEL TARR AND MICHAEL KORNS: EARLY WARGAMES VOL. 4 (ISBN 978 1 291 19817 1) and DONALD FEATHERSTONE’S WARGAMING COMMANDO OPERATIONS AND REFLECTIONS ON WARGAMING: LOST TALES VOLUME 2 (ISBN 978 1 291 39891 5).
MORE WARGAMING PIONEERS: ANCIENT AND WORLD WAR II BATTLE AND SKIRMISH RULES BY TONY BATH, LIONEL TARR AND MICHAEL KORNS: EARLY WARGAMES VOL. 4
This book is split into a foreword, three main sections, and an appendix:
- Lionel Tarr’s Modern Wargaming Rules for 1939-1945
- ANALYSIS OF THE LIONEL TARR GAME
- RETASOL TARR’S SOLO WARGAMING CAMPAIGN
- WARGAMING STALINGRAD
- THE LIONEL TARR PERISCOPE
- THE SPACE SIZE CONTINUUM BY CARL REAVLEY
- THE BATTLE OF HOMARD 1956, AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF A BATTLE REPORT BY CARL REAVLEY
- THE BATTLE OF WAL, A SECOND EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY BATTLE REPORT BY CARL REAVLEY
- War Games of the Middle Ages and Ancient Times by Tony Bath
- Modern War in Miniature (1966)
- PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
- PART TWO: THE RULES FOR THE PERIOD 1939 TO 1945
- SIMULATION CHARTS
- Appendix: An early Portuguese Wargamer – Backyard Wars of the 1920s
DONALD FEATHERSTONE’S WARGAMING COMMANDO OPERATIONS AND REFLECTIONS ON WARGAMING: LOST TALES VOLUME 2
This book is split into a foreword, an introduction, three parts, a list of the books written by Donald Featherstone, and an appendix.
- Foreword by Stuart Asquith
- Introduction by John Curry
- Part 1: Introduction to the British Commandos
- THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE
- CHAPTER 1: AN OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF THE COMMANDOS
- CHAPTER 2: TRAINING THE COMMANDOS
- CHAPTER 3: EQUIPMENT
- CHAPTER 4: OPERATION CAULDRON (1942)
- CHAPTER 5: THE ASSAULT ON FLUSHING (1944)
- CHAPTER 6: BRITISH LESSONS FROM COMMANDO OPERATIONS
- Part 2: Rules and Scenarios for Commando Operations
- CHAPTER 7: MEMORIES OF AN EARLY COMMANDO WARGAME
- CHAPTER 8: THE FIRST MEGA GAME
- CHAPTER 9: THE CLASSIC COMMANDO SCENARIO: THE RAID ON ST NAZAIRE
- CHAPTER 10: FIBUA RULES
- CHAPTER 11: WORLD WAR II WARFARE RULES
- Part 3: Reflections
- CHAPTER 12: DONALD FEATHERSTONE ON WAR (1939-45)
- CHAPTER 13: DONALD FEATHERSTONE’S YEAR (1962)
- CHAPTER 14: DONALD FEATHERSTONE ON WARGAMING (1927-2010)
- CHAPTER 15: DONALD FEATHERSTONE ON VISITING BATTLEFIELDS
- CHAPTER 16: DONALD FEATHERSTONE IN THE MEDIA
- CHAPTER 17: DONALD FEATHERSTONE ON THE LATE PADDY GRIFFITH
- CHAPTER 18: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A WARGAMER
- Wargaming and Military History Books by Donald Featherstone
I also acquired some Minitanks from Tim Gow and John Armatys with the intention that they will form part of the forces that will be fielded in my Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War Campaign project.
I also bought some 15mm-scale Napoleonic infantry and cavalry … because they took my fancy!
This is a pathetic reason to buy some figures … but having done so I am now awaiting Richard Brook’s soon-to-be-made-available Napoleonic wargames rules. These are designed to be used with 15mm-scale figures … so it might not be such a stupid purchase after all.
To say that I found this interesting is an understatement, and I am going to add it to my growing collection of wargame rules that use a grid. I particularly liked the simplicity of the rules and suspect that they will produce a fast wargame that has subtle nuances when played. It certainly made me realise that in developing my PORTABLE WARGAME: ANCIENTS rules I am following in some very distinguished footsteps.