Sunday, 27 November 2016

My Portable Wargame book: Yet another update

Work on my PORTABLE WARGAME book continues to proceed slowly but surely.

I have now added two sets of rules – one for the late nineteenth century (including Colonial) and one for the early to mid twentieth century – and I now need to write two illustrated battle reports that explain how the rules work. These are going to take some time and quite a lot of effort to get right, and I am thinking of leaving them until I have a block of uninterrupted time available.

At present the book is A5 size, and is just over 70 pages long. Once the battle reports are added I suspect that it will be close to 100 pages in length. I have no idea how much they will sell for, but as I am writing this book to 'spread the word' rather than to make huge amounts of cash, I will try to keep the price under £10.00.

As a flavour of what the book looks like, here some images of some of the existing pages:




18 comments:

  1. Looking good! What program did you use to write it? I am working on a book and have been having firs with Word for Windows.
    Dick Bryant

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    1. Dick Bryant,

      Thanks! I'm using MS Word with a template supplied by Lulu.com, the publisher.

      Good luck with your book.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Most impressed with what you have produced so far. Clear and concise. Looking forward to purchasing/reading/using it in due course. Keep up the good work!

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    1. David Bradley,

      Hopefully you won't have to wait too long before I finish writing it.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Tradgardmastare,

      With luck the book should be finished and available in the early part of next year.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. That should be "having fits".....
    Dick Bryant

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    1. Dick Bryant,

      'Having fits' sounds about right when talking about Microsoft products!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. That's a good taster. I am also looking forward to the finished item. :0)

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    1. Nobby,

      It should be finished soon after Christmas.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Hello Bob,
    Looking good! All power to your keyboard and I'm still keen to purchase a copy.
    Regards, Stuart

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    1. Stuart Asquith,

      As soon as it is published, I will let you know.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. I agree with the others, looking good so far, and I'm looking forward to being able to buy a copy some day.

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    1. Fitz-Badger,

      I like to tantalize my readers to build up interest ... and I think that it is working!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Looks good, just wondering why you have gone for black and white photographs? I would buy a copy.

    Bob

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    1. Bob Kett,

      I have used black and white photos because coloured ones would make the printing process very expensive. I will certainly have a coloured photo on the cover - and if possible - a small number inside as well.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. I reckon I might be interested in getting a copy of this... The whole concept looks readily accessible.

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      I want the rules to be simple and quick to use ... and to not cost the earth in terms of the book or the figures etc. that players will need.

      All the best,

      Bob

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