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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 12:58 p.m. PST

I'm looking for books that are not too specific (like "How to run the Gettysburg Campaign"). Instead, I'm looking for generic campaign creation books that could work for anything from Ancient Macedonians to 40k Space Marines.


Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

A really good resource is "Setting Up A Wargames Campaign" by Tony Bath.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 2:11 p.m. PST

The two older ones I started with are:

Featherstone's Wargames Campaigns – has a lot of generic material and then specific examples

CS Grant's Wargaming Campaigns also has a lot of good stuff

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 2:33 p.m. PST

In addition to the ones mentioned above:

Warhammer's The General's Compendium is a surprisingly useful book with a wide variety of ideas that run the gamut from historical, fantasy and SF.

And now there's Henry Hyde's recently released Wargaming Campaigns which is a comprehensive guide.

Robert Johnson04 Aug 2022 2:38 p.m. PST

Henry Hyde's 'Wargaming Campaigns' is about as complete as they come at over 500 pages, and includes maps, illustration and photos. Besides that, Henry is a very engaging writer.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 4:32 p.m. PST

Tony Bath's book, Featherstone's is useful but a bit scatter gun and I need to actually read henry Hyde's new book but it looks superb and is a "mighty tome"

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 4:33 p.m. PST

Oh yeah – that Warhammer book is pretty good!

Lascaris04 Aug 2022 4:37 p.m. PST

I've been waiting on the Hyde book for some time. Latest info from Amazon is it will be delivered on Tuesday which makes me very happy. :)

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 6:12 p.m. PST

I can't speak from personal experience but several reviews say this campaign is so good that it can be applied to any period:

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 5:00 a.m. PST

I will 2nd Henry's book, I have it and it is superb,. Also the Warhammer General's Compendium, very well put together. Charles Grant put together a guide as well ages ago which is also good


khanscom05 Aug 2022 6:48 p.m. PST

I've used ideas from Tony Bath's book for creating campaigns, but have used a lot of boardgame ideas as well.

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