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Paddy Griffith's Napoleonic Wargaming for Fun

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In the early days of 'modern' wargaming, Napoleonic games were tremendously popular. They allowed the new, not necessarily young, wargamer to fight the glorious actions they had heard about in their school history lessons. Often starting with the Battle of Waterloo as their first action, the general would deploy his hastily painted soldiers from Airfix's Napoleonic range. ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published January 22nd 2009 by
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Conrad Kinch
Apr 16, 2015 Conrad Kinch rated it it was amazing
Napoleonic Wargaming for Fun by Paddy Griffith

The book has a variety of rules in it covering skirmish, brigade and divisional level games, but the real treats are the introduction to Kriegspiel and the description of Tactical Exercises without Troops, a sort of wargamers country ramble.

This is probably the best book on war-gaming I’ve ever read. While it deals with the Napoleonic period in particular, there is a deal in it about the nature of rules writing and the spirit of wargaming that are a
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Paddy Griffith was a senior lecturer in war studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 16 years. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of warfare, including Battle Tactics of the Western Front, 1916-18 and The Art of War of Revolutionary France, 1789-1802.
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