Sunday, 21 May 2017

Scenarios for All Ages

Whilst writing the chapter about scenarios for my forthcoming DEVELOPING THE PORTABLE WARGAME book, I realised that I had somehow 'lost' my copy of Charles Stuart Grant and Stuart Asquith's SCENARIOS FOR ALL AGES.


This book was published by CSG Publications (Wargaming) in 1996 (ISBN 0 9525146 5 6) and is still available from John Curry's 'History of Wargaming' Project ... which is where I bought my replacement copy.

The book contains fifty two different scenarios, many of which are convertible for use with THE PORTABLE WARGAME. This is an excellent book, and now that Charles Stuart Grant's earlier SCENARIOS FOR WARGAMERS and PROGRAMMED WARGAMES SCENARIOS only seem to be available on the second-hand market at quite ridiculous prices, it serves as an easily available and affordable source of scenarios for wargamers.

16 comments:

  1. It is a cracker. Cannot recommend it enough.

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    1. Conrad Kinch,

      Succinct as every!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Agreed, an excellent book.If I may be so bold, I invite your viewers to have a look at http://redbookplayed.blogspot.com to see a quick report on each of the scenarios being played out using various rules, scales and periods back in 2009.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Thank you very much for the link. I am sure that I will not be alone in following it.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. I am very glad I bought copies of the Green, Black and Red Books way back in the day, not long after they were published. Although I have played only a few scenarios from each, they are full of interesting ideas and challenges.

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      It sounds as if you have a lot of scenario bases covered should the need ever arise.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. What are the Green, Black and Red books?

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    3. JWH,

      The colours refer to the cover of the book. Green = Scenarios for Wargames; Black = Programmed Wargames Scenarios; Red = Scenarios for All Ages.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    4. ... and the 'Blue Book' is C.S. Grant's Wargames Campaigns. A fine companion to Tony Bath's and Don Featherstone's books of the same topic (or would be if I had the latter).

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    5. Archduke Piccolo,

      I'd forgotten the Blue book! Thanks for reminding me about it.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. I have the red book, I won it in the raffle up at Kirriemuir last year.

    I am keeping it for my holiday reading next month.

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    1. Jim Duncan,

      You won it in a raffle? How lucky is that? I'm sure that you will enjoy reading it.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. 5 tickets at a pound each as well as last year and the year before and so on.

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    3. Jim Duncan,

      I regularly buy raffle tickets ... and rarely win anything!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. I also have copies of all 3 scenario books you mention. I bought them somewhere in the early nineties, but they have been the most used books in my wargaming collection.

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    1. Phil Dutré,

      Good scenario books can give one a huge amount of enjoyment over the years. It sounds as if this is certainly true in your case.

      All the best,

      Bob

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