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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

From Eglinton Books

Watermarked PDF – $6.20 USD

The Portable Colonial Wargame

The author has been a confirmed Colonial wargamer for over 40 years, and took part in the famous Madasahatta Campaign that was run by the late Eric Knowles. This interest has grown over the years, and has finally resulting in the writing of this book.

Please note that all the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes.

This book has 14 chapters, two sets of rules, two exemplar battle reports, two appendices, a list of sources of inspiration, and over one hundred and ten illustrations.

Introduction
Why fight colonial wargames?
Organising and basing units
'The Gatling's jammed …' simple colonial wargame rules
'The Gatling's jammed …' simple colonial wargame rules in action: The attack on Morobad
'The Widow at Windsor' colonial wargame rules
'The Widow at Windsor' colonial wargame rules in action: The Battle of Al-Nahr
Railways and Ships
A playing card-driven turn sequence
Heroic Leadership
A simple colonial campaign system
A simple colonial campaign system in action: More trouble in Zubia
A simple tabletop terrain generator
A simple tabletop terrain generator in action
Early twentieth century colonial wargaming
Selected sources of inspiration
Appendix 1: Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (1842-85)
Appendix 2: Heroic Leadership cards

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