Tuesday 28 March 2017

Featherstone Wargames Through Ages volume 2 1420-1783

A reprint of another old book.

With a foreword by Paul Le Long (Solo Wargamers Association) and edited by John Curry (me), the reprint is part of my on going mission to comprehensively document key developments in wargaming. 

Wargames through the Ages was first published to fill a gap in literature of the hobby of wargaming. It was a one volume summary of what was loosely called the Horse and Musket period. 

Each chapter assesses the techniques and fighting methods of the opposing forces and indeed, the battel descriptions are often sufficiently colourful to inspire reconstruction. 

In discussing how this can best be simulated on a table-top battlefield the author gives comprehensive information as to contemporary styles of warfare which provides a basis for the formulation of rules. Thus, the role of the book is to suggest rudimentary ideas that will stimulate the reader into experimenting until he has perfected and polished them into soundly constructed rules that suit both his temperament and his personal conception of warfare.

There are two more books following closely behind this one.