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Bob the Temple Builder15 Jun 2017 9:46 p.m. PST

The second PORTABLE WARGAME book is now available from ( It is entitled DEVELOPING THE PORTABLE WARGAME and was written in direct response to the feedback from readers of THE PORTABLE WARGAME.


The book is available in three formats hadback, paperback, and ePub and includes three sets of rules Ancient, enhanced Early and Mid Twentieth Century, and Air Combat and chapters that look at Army Lists, Mini-campaigns, and Scenarios.

All the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes.

Jozis Tin Man16 Jun 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Looks good, Bob! Will me on my Kindle for my cruise next week.

English Thegn16 Jun 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

Excellent news Bob! I have just ordered a hardback copy. Mike and I look forward to playing scenarios actually designed to go with your rules rather than having to adapt them from other rules sets.

Bob the Temple Builder17 Jun 2017 12:48 a.m. PST

English Thegn,

I hope that you will understand that the Scenarios section shows how they can be adapted from various existing examples. I used both the original Hook's Farm and the Battle of Sittingbad scenarios as examples, and then make several suggestions as to other sources you can adapt.

You might find the mini-campaign of interest, and it does show what can be achieved with a simple map-less system.

English Thegn17 Jun 2017 1:00 a.m. PST


It all sounds good to me!


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Bob, I just ordered the paperback editions of both The Portable Wargame and Developing the Portable Wargame. I do have the kindle versio nof the former, but really prefer holding a book in my hands.

companycmd22 Dec 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

This is interesting.

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