Publications

The following books are available for sale via Lulu, Amazon, and many other online booksellers.

LA ULTIMA CRUZADA


DEVELOPING THE PORTABLE WARGAME




THE PORTABLE WARGAME




To see a list of the errata for the first edition of the book (i.e. pre Version 1.1) follow this link.

THE ELEPHANT AND THE COBRA



BROTHERS IN ARMS AND BROTHERS IN THE LODGE



WHEN EMPIRES CLASH!



8 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Everything on this site is a gold mine of greatness. I am just wondering though. If I go to Lulu and buy any version of the Portable Wargame will they include the errata? Are the versions for sale online all updated?

    Cheers and thanks!

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    1. Kristopher Harbury,

      Thanks for your kind comment.

      The versions of my books that are on sale via Lulu are right up-to-date regarding any changes in the text and should - therefore - contain none of the errors that were in the earlier versions.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Hi Bob i recently bought all three books. I was searching for a way to play wargames in the little free time available after family and job etc. I found them great! Are you planning New titles? Should i have some questions is there a dedicated forum or could i post here? Thanks in advance.ciao Marco

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    1. Macfac70 (Marco),

      It is immensely satisfying to get such messages as yours! I am so pleased that you have enjoyed my books ... and I hope that you will enjoy the books that I plan to write as follow-ups. At present I have a fact book about the Spanish Civil War to finish, after which I hope to write THE PORTABLE NAPOLEONIC WARGAME and THE PORTABLE NAVAL WARGAME ... and possible a book of scenarios as well.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Hi Bob
    Hope this is the right place to put some questions regarding Developing portable wargame book
    1) do friendly or enemy units block lines of sight?
    2) could units pass through hex already occupied by friendly units without stopping there?
    3) what about a variant that allows two units in same hex under the condition the 2nd is a support one (hmg mortar or atgun) They could add+1 to close combat or they could fire though first Line units. Arty could have a +1 to hit if targeting such “crowded hexes”.
    4) what a about a rule variant that allows a +1 to to hit die roll if units open fire at half or less than their range !
    Thanks in advance
    Marco

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    1. Macfac70 (Marco),

      In answer to your questions:

      1. Unless the terrain would allow units to see over the top of other units (e.g. one is on a hill and the other is not), friendly and enemy units can block lines-of-sight.

      2. Units can pass through friendly units as long as:
      a. They do not end the movement in the same grid area as another unit.
      b. The moving unit is NOT RETREATING due to combat.
      c. The moving unit is NOT ELEPHANTS.

      3. I've used something like this in some of my other rules, and it would work. If you want to try it in your own battles, the rules are flexible enough for such and idea to be incorporated.

      4. I think that this rule might make battles even shorter and more bloody. Give it a go and see how well it works, and if you like it, incorporate it into your 'house' rules.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Thanks Bob per the kind answers. I'll try these variants and keep you posted about the outcomes.
    Ciao from Italy!!

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    1. Marfac70,

      It was my pleasure. I look forward to reading how they work out.

      All the best,

      Bob

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