Thursday, 10 November 2016

My Portable Wargame book: A further update

During the recent break from my Napoleonic project I have been working on my PORTABLE WARGAME book. This has involved taking numerous photographs, searching the Internet for illustrations of some of the earlier gridded wargames, and redrafting some of the text.

Amongst the images I found were two of Johann Hellwig's late eighteenth century wargame:

The gridded playing surface used in Johan Hellwig’s wargame.
A close-up of one section of the image of Johan Hellwig’s wargame.

8 comments:

  1. Bob
    Speaking of gridded wargames I still have the rules and counters for Ceasers Legions a Sym-War product from the 70s I also have the modern war rules unfortunatly i do not have the maps that you could by with the game

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    1. Johntheone,

      I remember the Sym-War games! I may even have bought a set of the modern rules and maps when they first published ... but I have no idea what happened to them.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Good work. Keep it going. I am looking forward to this book. If you can manage to finish it for March I can claim it as a half birthday present. :0)

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    1. Nobby,

      I am hoping to get the bulk of the book finished by Christmas, and I'll certainly let my regular blog readers know when it is published.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. You might also want to check out the following links:

    http://www.strategiespielen.de/johann-christian-ludwig-hellwig

    http://rzbl04.biblio.etc.tu-bs.de:8080/docportal/receive/DocPortal_document_00002905

    http://zms.dhbw-stuttgart.de/planspielplus/blog/details/2012/10/24/das-hellwigsche-kriegsspiel/7.html

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    1. Phil Dutré,

      Thank you for the very helpful links. I will follow them up as soon as I can.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Splendid. I'm glad to hear that you're still at it Bob. I had thought that you had forgotten about it.

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    1. Conrad Kinch,

      I'd never forget about writing this book! Its just that I have had lots of other things that have been distracting me.

      It's coming; I'm just not sure when!

      All the best,

      Bob

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