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One-hour Wargames: Practical Tabletop Battles for those with Limited Time and Space

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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. Apart from time, the other consideration is space, which further constrains the opportunities for a game. Veteran gamer and rule-writer Neil ...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published September 3rd 2014 by Pen and Sword Military
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Mark
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author did a very good job of presenting workable rules that can be used to introduce new and young players to miniature wargames.

The rules are very basic and except for the period covering WW II (1939-1945) he does not use any particular miniature scale. Thus allowing you to use any figures you have.

For WW II he suggests 1/72 (HO scale) as there are many lpastic minis in that scale from Airfix and others. Plus 1/72 scale translates to HO scale for model railroading and thus you can make use
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J.G. Cully
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book, very insightful and interesting. Lots of gaming suggestions, regardless of scale, and scenario ideas. Well worth the purchase.
Eric Henderson
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the latest book from Neil Thomas covering wargaming. He provides simple rules for several periods from Ancients to WW2. These rules are much less complicated than any he has published before and at first sight you could be forgiven for thinking they were all the same. But each set has subtle differences the main one being the troop types available. In each period you are only allowed four different troop types. This means that a lot of the factors normally present in a wargame are abstra ...more
Brian
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book does what it sets out to do. Namely making tabletop wargaming practical for everyday life without having to give up an entire afternoon to get in one game (maybe). Thomas also addresses Solo-wargaming as well in a very short chapter. The rules are clear and simple but keep in mind the time periods realistically well. If you want have rules and consequences and circumstances for each move and command this is not the book for you.
John Melvin
Apr 18, 2016 rated it liked it
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Simple rules, yes, but easily modified if needed. With limited space at hand I intend to relaunch my war game hobby using this book as a guide.
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