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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 8:45 p.m. PST

…of rules

"My copy of IT'S GETTING A BIT CHILE: TABLETOP WARGAME RULES FOR LAND CONFLICT IN THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC 1879-1884 arrived in Monday's post, and although I had read the draft rules, this is the first time I've seen the complete text, including the illustrations.

This is an excellent book in so many ways. Not only does it give a brief but very informative history of the war (including a chronology) but also includes a uniform painting guide (written by Alan Curtis) and a short bibliography of English language books that deal with the events of the war. (It is interesting to note that one of the books in the bibliography was written by Clements R Markham, the cousin of Admiral Sir Albert Markham, whose biography I recently reviewed.)…"


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Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 2:53 a.m. PST

Thanks for linking to the review, Armand. There's another review just here: link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 3:12 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

And Thanks!.


Royal Marine18 Jan 2020 2:20 p.m. PST

I have purchased these rules mainly to read into the war and I was not disappointed. The rules are a bonus.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2020 7:38 p.m. PST

I, too, have purchased these rules and I have found them to be more than just a set of mechanisms.

First, I love the wat Trebian has "Disorder" as a key concept of the rules. I think the way the bases are used (Support, etc) and the formations are unique and different as well.

I feel there is plenty of information to get started in the period, and, praise Jesus!, a bibliography of obtainable books on the period that I can afford if I want to expand my knowledge of the period.

Artillery is simplified, but not simple. And I love the Poor Rifles rules. The part on tactics reminds me of later ACW period tactics, as in 1864.

There's enough information on flags, uniforms, etc to get one started, without making it overwhelming.

Looking to use my Fire & Fury based ACW figures as proxies until I can get "proper" figures painted.

Sorry if this was a bit of a jumble, but I am very excited to put these rules through their paces.


Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2020 4:25 a.m. PST

I'm very excited to read the first AARs, too. Hope to post one of my own next week.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2020 9:29 p.m. PST

Happy for that my friend!. (smile)


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