Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A chance find

Yesterday was even busier than I had expected. Sue had to pay a visit to the dentist in the morning, and ended up having to have a filling replaced at short notice. As a result the morning seemed to zip by, and once lunch was over I was on my way to central London. For once the regular delays on the suburban train service worked in my favour, and I actually managed to catch a train to Charing Cross Station rather than Cannon Street Station. As the former is closer to Freemasons' Hall than the latter, I actually got to my meeting early, and had a chance to sit down and have a chat with other members of the Lodge before the meeting started.

The meeting went very well, and the meal afterwards – which we ate in the nearby Kingsway Hall Hotel – was excellent. On the way home I managed to catch a fast train back to Woolwich Arsenal Station, and although I had to wait for a bus to take me from the station to the top of Shooters HIll, I was still home just after 10.00pm.

Whilst travelling up to London I had a trawl through the latest batch of free or very cheap e-books that were available to download onto my Kindle, and I was somewhat surprised to find that there was a set of wargame rules amongst them. They are entitled BATTLEFIELDS: BROADSWORDS TO BULLETS and are described as 'Being a set of skirmish rules for all historical eras in 1/72nd (HO) or 25mm scale.'


I managed to download the rules, and although the layout leaves a bit to be desired (I suspect that is due to conversion process from text file to e-book format), the rules appear to be very simple yet sound, and would be an excellent starting point for anyone who wanted to tryout wargaming for themselves or with a few friends.

The author of the rules is Clayton J Callahan, and the latest edition of the rules seems to have been published privately in February of this year.

4 comments:

  1. I'll have a look for the rules, thank Bob!

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    1. Ray Rousell,

      They are very basic rules, but I do feel that they would be an excellent starting point for a beginner ... or someone who wants something simpler than the normal run of things.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Bob,

    I like the Cover Art of the book - very cleverly done. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      It is simple but very effective ... and sums up the purpose of the book very well indeed!

      All the best,

      Bob

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