Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Little Cold War rules are now available!

Over the past couple of years Tim Gow and Bertrand Plastique have been developing what Tim describes as 'Possibly the sort of wargame H G Wells might have developed if he had been a child in the 1970s.' The rules have been thoroughly play-tested (I was lucky enough to have been able to take part in some of the play-test battles) and have just been published by John Curry as part of the 'History of Wargaming' Project (ISBN 978 1 326 72369 9).

The book not only contains the rules, but also army lists/ORBATs, suggestions for figures and vehicles that can be used, and five scenarios. (I drew the maps for the latter, and took part in the play-test of one of them.)

The book is 124 pages long, and is illustrated with lots of photographs, including some showing 1/76th-scale vehicles. (Although the rules were originally designed to be used with larger scale figures and models, it is perfectly possible to use them with smaller scale models.) It is currently on sale via the 'History of Wargaming' Project, but will also be available soon in printed and electronic  format (i.e. for the Kindle) from Amazon and other online retailers.


  1. I ordered my copy yesterday. I have a pile of 1/72 cold war stuff kicking about.

    1. Conrad Kinch,

      An excellent purchase! I'm sure you will enjoy using the rules.

      All the best,