Little Campaigns: Rules For The Conduct of War Games Campaigns In Miniature

Little Campaigns: Rules For The Conduct of War Games Campaigns In Miniature

by Padre Paul Wright
     
 
Over two years in design, play testing, and editing, Paul Wright's "Little Campaigns" (LC) is the perfect sequel to his original "Funny Little Wars" (FLW).

"Little Campaigns" is a collection of rules for putting miniatures battles into a campaign context. Many of these rules may be used in games without an Umpire by as few as two players, and indeed, with different

Overview

Over two years in design, play testing, and editing, Paul Wright's "Little Campaigns" (LC) is the perfect sequel to his original "Funny Little Wars" (FLW).

"Little Campaigns" is a collection of rules for putting miniatures battles into a campaign context. Many of these rules may be used in games without an Umpire by as few as two players, and indeed, with different rules for other scales/subjects. More complex rules benefiting from an Umpire allow for hidden movement and surprise.

Extensive rules for Logistics, Isolation, Troop Trains, Armoured Trains, Amphibious Landings, Espionage/Sabotage/Assassination, Pontoon Bridging, Barrages, Fieldworks, Forts, Super Heavy Artillery, Field Telephones, Prisoners of War, and Night Fighting are only some of the rules offered to enliven your games.

Besides some 40 pages of campaign game systems, Little Campaigns contains 28 more of Rule Enhancements and adjustments to the basic combat rules for FLW. There is a special chapter on how to play video battles over the Internet, the essentials of which can apply to games with smaller scale figures, too. The book also includes a chapter detailing a fictional Campaign, complete with special maps, orders, OB's, and more.

Seven new Army Lists (Turkish, Chinese, Boer, etc) are provided, as well as more pages of suggestions for representing terrain, sources for figures, gaming accessories, and miniatures.

New Campaign Record Sheets are provided, as are templates for artillery fire on trains, and plotting sheets for aerial reconnaissance, etc.

"Little Campaigns" is lavishly illustrated with color photos, period art work, maps, and more.

An optional LC Graphic Supplement (maps, map counters, mock "Illustrated London New" issue covering the Campaign described in the text, etc) is also described in the book which can be ordered directly from the Publisher.

There are rules on so many aspects of campaigns that it would be a bold band of players who would use them all at once, but any of these may be adopted and applied to other games not related to FLW at all and other periods as well.

Even as a resource book, LC will be one taken down from the shelf for inspiration and reference for years to come!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615958057
Publisher:
The (Virtual) Armchair General Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2014
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Author Paul Wright may be a man born almost exactly a century too late. His love of toy soldiers--everything from the original ancient and honorable 54mm Britains, to the most affordable plastic figures in the same scale now so readily available--the Author owns them all. And what he can't find, he converts with aplomb.

The author is also a recognized expert and enthusiast of HG Wells' and famous garden toy soldier game, Little Wars, first published in 1913.

A lifetime admirer of Wells, the acknowledged founder of the modern hobby of miniature war gaming, the Author Wright felt that the Master's work could be modernized in several ways to make it more challenging--and frankly fun!--not only for novices, but today's more sophisticated war gamers. So his first book, "Funny Little Wars" (FLW), has succeeded in keeping the charm--and even innocence--of Wells' original work representing the pre-Great War era. He has made a wonderful game for the lawn or table top, whose success is proved by the ever growing number of readers, and the seemingly endless supply of new products in support.

The author has reinforced "Funny Little Wars' to include HG Wells' ideas for war games garden campaigns in a companion volume, "Little Campaigns" (LC). For novices and veterans alike, here is an opportunity to experience still more of the imaginative--and yet pacifist!--visions of HG Wells.

With both volumes currently available (and more to come!), Author Wright has recaptured those Edwardian days of golden summer: Players moving miniature ranks of heroically uniformed toy soldiers, the scent of the grass, all under the cool shade of the trees.

FLW has been featured in the New York Times and on the BBC. It is a guide book and tribute to the original Little Wars and recreates this lost world for the modern reader and player.

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