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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

From Eglinton Books

Watermarked PDF – $6.14 USD

The Balkan League: A Matrix Game Campaign Including the Portable Balkan Wars Wargame Rules

The origins of this book lie back in the early days of the development of matrix games. One of the earliest matrix games designed in the U.K. sought to create a campaign game about the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, and the original game was published during the early 1990s in The Nugget (the Journal of Wargame Developments) and Wargames Illustrated. The interest generated led to the development of a simple set of tabletop rules that players could use to resolve any battle that arose during their campaigns. These were also published in The Nugget and Wargames Illustrated.

Recently, interest in the original matrix game and tabletop rules has revived, and this book contains both a redesigned version of the matrix game (including a short history of the matrix game concept and an explanation about to play one) and two sets of tabletop rules (one for land warfare and one for naval warfare) based on the popular Portable Wargame system.

This book is divided into three parts and a set of appendices.

  • Introduction
  • Part One: The Matrix Game Concept (including a short history of the Matrix Game concept and an explanation about to play one)
  • Part Two: The Balkan League Matrix Game (including an historical introduction, maps, player briefings, rules, and how to resolve battles that occur)
  • Part Three: The Portable Balkan League Wargame Rules (including land and sea warfare rules)
  • Appendices (including map sections, a copy of the Matrix Game Playsheet/Prompt Board, order counters, and Orders of Battle, and notes about the armies and navies that took part)
  • Bibliography

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