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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

New edition of Table Top Battles

Back in November 2008, I bought a copy of TABLE TOP BATTLES - TABLE TOP WARGAMING WITH MINIATURES (by Mike and Joyce Smith) at Warfare ... and it proved to be one of the influences that set me on the road that led to the development of my own PORTABLE WARGAME books.

In the most recent issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES, Michael Smith wrote a two-page article about wargames that are fought on a gridded tabletop. In it he mentioned that he had published a new edition of his book, which was now entitled TABLE TOP BATTLES: GRID WARGAMING WITH MINIATURES 2nd EDITION, and that they were available in both PDF and printed format from his website.

I visited his website, and after contacting him to find out if he had any printed copies available, I ordered one. It was delivered on Saturday, and I have been dipping into it ever since.

Although it is similar to the original book, the newer edition includes a number of colour photographs and better-quality illustrations. and it production values are better. For its price (£16.00 in printed format and £14.00 in PDF format in the UK) it seems good value, and for anyone who enjoyed fighting their wargames on a gridded tabletop, it has much to offer, especially as it covers historical periods that my own PORTABLE WARGAME books do not.


TABLE TOP BATTLES: GRID WARGAMING WITH MINIATURES 2nd EDITION was written by Michael & Joyce Smith, and published by Gridmaster Publications (ISBN 978 1 5272 3437 60).

6 comments:

  1. I also own a copy of both editions. One day I must try them out!

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    1. Anthony Morton,

      I am sure that you would find them worth using as they do fill in some of the gaps in my own PW rules.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Just sent off for a hard copy, thanks for the heads up about it.

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    1. Tradgardmastare,

      I hope that you enjoy what the book has to offer. I certainly did.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. The pdf does seem rather more expensive than your books Bob!!

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    1. Simon,

      That was why I chose to buy the printed edition. It seemed better value to me.

      All the best,

      Bob

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