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The Wargaming Compendium Book
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The Wargaming Compendium Book (Wargaming History and Practical Guide, Hardcover, 520 pages, with color photographs ) Book Selections | BK2212 $60.00

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Author Henry Hyde's work features basic concepts of wargaming, including history, what to fight for, creating battlefields, how to choose a period, assembling your forces, advice for the digital age, comprehensive rules for gladiator combat, Wild West skirmishes and the horse and musket era, as well as lots of advice for anyone new to wargaming. Contents:

1. Basic Concepts of Wargaming
– Understanding how wargames work

2. A History of Wargaming
– A brief overview of how the hobby has evolved

3. Choosing a Period
– A gallop through military history and beyond

4. Something to Fight For
– Creating battlefields for your miniature armies

5. Assembling Your Forces
– Planning, purchasing, painting and organizing your forces

6. From Small to Large
– Duels, skirmishes, large battles and campaigns – with rules!

7. Shot, Steel & Stone
– A complete set of horse and musket era rules

8. Learn by Playing
– A small battle explained, and how it links to a campaign

9. Other Aspects of Wargaming
– Naval games, air wargames, role-playing and more

10. Advice for the Digital Age
– Digital photography and blogging

11. Resources

– Books, museums, manufacturers, wargame shows and more

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