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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wargaming 101


If you haven't picked up "Wargaming: An Introduction" by Neil Thomas then I strongly recommend it. This is a small, portable book that provides a wealth of information on the history and background of the the wargaming hobby. It also includes several sets of sample rules as well as army lists for genres that might be played with those rules. This really is a primer of sorts for those who might like to get into the hobby or for those who are looking for a very straight forward treatment of the what and how of wargaming.

I would also like to point out that this book makes a great book to take along on a trip where you might not be able to carry along all of your gaming stuff. With this book, a couple of dice and some add-hock pieces (paper, army men, salt shakers) you could easily play a wargame anywhere or demonstrate your hobby to interested parties.

Presently, my oldest daughter is showing an interest in wargaming as well as RPGs and I am considering using the sample skirmish rules included in this book to create a wargame based on Splintered Light Miniatures' fine new "Druid's Children" line of anthropomorphized woodland animals with medieval gear.

All in all, this is a good book for the lifestyle gamer. It's educational, interesting and a great addition to your collection.

Thanks all,

-Eli

5 comments:

  1. Lol...get her into the hobby now, and later she'll paint your miniatures for you.
    Bet on it.
    Until she descovers the evil of boys...lol.
    ;)
    Michael

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  2. She runs hot and cold on gaming. I think the idea appeals to her but the doing may be beyond her attention span at this time.

    We'll see. I just need the right hook.

    -Eli

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  3. Get her a "My Lil Pony" or "Hanna Mondumbah" army...lol!
    You are a punk rock type...so mabey something else.
    Some "Dark Goth Pixie Girls"?
    ;)
    Michael

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  4. Even funnier, my oldest is also a lil' punk. She is only 9 and has already had a mohawk for several years, a buzz cut and now has some black flipped out forelock thingy of her own design.

    -Eli

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  5. I had a MoHawk for about 5 yars, when I was in my tweenies.

    That is a cool 9 year old.
    :)
    Michael

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