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The Wargaming Compendium

The Wargaming Compendium

  • Author: Henry Hyde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781473823778
  • Category:
  • Page: 528
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This book gives a complete overview of the hobby of 'wargaming with miniatures, especially suitable for the newcomer but also containing sufficient depth and breadth of information to attract the more experienced gamer. Packed with color photographs, maps and diagrams the book is a visual treat, but one built on the solid foundations of a highly literate and engaging text that does not 'dumb down' the hobby. Every aspect is explained clearly and in a way that both informs and entertains, with plenty of personality, gentle humor and a lightness of touch. The contents will include a brief history of the development of wargaming and advice on such subjects as: choosing a period, from ancients to sci-fi; the question of scale (not only of miniatures, but the size of game from the smallest skirmishes to epic battles), terrain, buying and painting miniatures, creating scenarios for wargames, running a campaign, solo wargaming and so on. It will also include simple rules for gladiator combat and Wild West skirmishes as well as a Comprehensive rules system for the horse and musket era.

One-hour Wargames

One-hour Wargames

Practical Tabletop Battles for those with Limited Time and Space

  • Author: Neil Thomas
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473822904
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 176
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One of the biggest problems facing wargamers is finding the time to actually play. Most commercially available sets of rules require several hours to set up and play to a conclusion; some can easily swallow up a whole day or weekend. For many gamers this means that their lavishly prepared miniature armies rarely get used at all. Apart from time, the other consideration is space, which further constrains the opportunities for a game. In One-hour Wargames, veteran gamer and rule-writer Neil Thomas has addressed both these problems. Now it is practical to play a game in around an hour on a normal dining table or living room floor. ??The book contains 8 (all-new) sets of very simple rules for various periods, from Ancient to WW2 and 30 scenarios which can be played using any of them, so you don't even have to take too much time thinking up a stimulating tactical situation and objectives. All the rules and scenarios are intended to be played on a 3ft x 3ft battlefield. The rules only require a small number of miniatures, so this really is an ideal way for new gamers, or veterans trying a new period, to get started with minimal investment of time and money. Also ideal for a quick game in the evening when a friend pops round. There are also sections on campaigns and solo games.

Developing the Portable Wargame

Developing the Portable Wargame

  • Author: Bob Cordery
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 0244611033
  • Category: Games & Activities
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This book has been written in direct response to the feedback from readers of ‘The Portable Wargame’, and includes three sets of rules – Ancient, Enhanced Early and Mid Twentieth Century, and Air Combat – and chapters that look at Army Lists, Mini-campaigns, and Scenarios. All the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes.

Modelling and Painting Fantasy Figures

Modelling and Painting Fantasy Figures

  • Author: Paul Stanley
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 1785004964
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 176
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A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer. Discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures. Demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales. Provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures Lavishly illustrated with 274 colour photographs.

The SOTCW World War I Compendium

The SOTCW World War I Compendium

  • Author: Richard Baber
  • Publisher: Shilka Publishing
  • ISBN: 0992764858
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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It began in Sarajevo in 1914, in a cascade of treaty obligations following an assassination. It ended in the mirrored halls of Versailles in 1918, in a treaty that would lead directly to an even more catastrophic war. The Great War--World War I--slaughtered millions, left a continent in ruins, and caused many a military leader to reassess what he thought he knew about war. How would you have fought it? The SOTCW World War I Compendium provides wargamers with a wealth of resources. Included are scenarios, Orders of Battle, histories, and more. This compendium brings together over 25 articles by 18 authors, covering all aspects of World War I, on land, at sea, and in the air, in all theatres. The articles were originally published in the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. All profits from The SOTCW World War I Compendium will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Compendium

Compendium

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: National security
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A Rand Note

A Rand Note

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Research
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Analysis of Special Operations Forces in Decision Aids

Analysis of Special Operations Forces in Decision Aids

Current Shortfalls

  • Author: Bruce Pirnie,Margaret C. Harrell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military planning
  • Page: 79
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This Note records work accomplished during Phase 1 of the project Analysis of Special Operations Forces Decision Aids. The objective of this project is to recommend ways in which the capabilities and contributions of special operations forces (SOF) can be better represented in decision aids that support the defense planning, programming, and budgeting process. Phase 1 includes two tasks. Task 1 required RAND to discern the issues central to SOF analysis. The results of Task 1 were briefed to U.S. Special Operations Command staff in October 1991. They are presented here in a condensed form.

Gulf War Air Power Survey: A statistical compendium and chronology

Gulf War Air Power Survey: A statistical compendium and chronology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Page: 979
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Eliot Cohen directed the 5 volume survey. Lewis D. Hill, et al. authored this V. 5. Consists of two reports. The first report, A Statistical Compendium, concentrates on airpower-related aspects of the conflict. Organized in roughly chronological order, it moves from prewar force postures and the deployment of Desert Shield through the air campaign of Desert Storm, tabulating aircraft victories and losses as well as the human cost of the war. The second report, Chronology, outlines many of the principal events of clear, direct, and tangible relevance to the planning of the Gulf War.