Thursday, 14 March 2013

DBA 2.2 and Bruce Quarrie's Napoleonic Wargaming in print

I am pleased to announce the publication of the classic DBA 2.2 rules, with chapters on tactics, their development, applying the to historical battles (includes contributions from Phil Steele). These were a landmark set of rules and their story is worth recording.

Bruce Quarries book on Napoleonic Wargaming is also in print. The rules are dated, but the book itself is a fine book on Napoleonic warfare, recommended by Paddy Griffith and David Chandler.

They can be bought from my site or

Operation Warboard, a book about Kriegspiel, a book about early naval wargames and a lost book on Commandoes by Don Featherstone are all under way.


  1. Hi John,

    That is my birthday shopping list sorted out then (even though it is not until September!)! I am very interested in the forthcoming naval title - any clues at all?

    All the best,


  2. Please contact me off the blog and I may be able to help...

  3. John, it's great to see more stuff coming through the pipeline. Keep up the excellent work.

  4. I always rather liked Quarrie - the chapter on finance was fascinating.

  5. Quarrie's book was a serious attempt to put wargaming on an academic footing. In due course I will publish the Sandhurst wargaming clubs Napoleonic Wargaming rules. Small figures, battlefields the size of a hall and lost of officer cadets to move the figures around the floor.

  6. Hey don't suppose we will ever see you doing Quarries bookon the arab israeli conflict?

  7. The book is currently with the typist. I will get an expert on the war to do a new foreword for this classic book.