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Napoleonic Balloon Warfare

Universal Wargames Rules Supplement 3: Napoleonic Balloon Warfare
C. Flaherty
ISBN: 978-1-85818-736-5
210mm x 297mm (A4)
72 pages
Paperback
£18.50 GBP

Introducing Volume Three of Supplementary Wargaming Rules, with 25-28mm scale miniature figures and models. This follows Partizan Press' Universal Wargames Rules Supplement 1: Napoleonic Small Siege, River Ship, Gunboat and Pontooning (2016). Written to fit within the historical rules systems currently popular in the wargaming community. This book covers scenarios such as balloon attacks and parachute landings, as an alternative history of Napoleon's invasion of England.

A history of the French Revolution balloon unit, with wargaming rules; that is also applicable to the American Civil War balloon units. An additional set of alternative history wargaming rules and scenarios based on actual plans, that never got off the ground so to speak, are also part of this new book.

This volume contains a general overview of the history of military ballooning during the Revolutionary and later Napoleonic wars; and descriptions of the balloons used, and their operations.

Using both historical events and scenarios based on alternative and fictional history, these supplementary rules have been written to develop a range of possible wargaming scenarios, with historical backgrounds as examples, and some rules based on these events. These are intended to include within larger games, or as small roleplays.

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