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Wargames Rules for All-Arms Land Warfare from Platoon to Batallion Level 1925-1950 and 1950-2000

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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 7:00 a.m. PST

I just noticed that the free sets have been take down from the WRG website and a combined WW2 and Modern set (i.e. the two separate rules combined in one book) have been republished: link

Weasel09 Sep 2016 9:11 a.m. PST

Any idea whether it's just a reorganization or if they've been polished up?

I have the original books, but I wouldn't mind a newer version.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 1:13 p.m. PST

I dunno. I liked the first two modern sets, and the ww2 set but understand the last versions at all.

VVV reply09 Sep 2016 2:24 p.m. PST

It seems to be both books published as one. So if you already have the rules, you will not need this.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 9:08 p.m. PST

I dunno. I liked the first two modern sets, and the ww2 set but understand the last versions at all.
I meant to write that I couldn't understand the last two versions, one each of modern and ww2

Who asked this joker10 Sep 2016 6:06 a.m. PST

They seem to republish the last set that was on the market all those years ago. So, there is probably nothing new with this publication other than that they are combined into one book.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2016 6:54 a.m. PST

Were these last sets the ones which used combat "modes"?

Tgunner10 Sep 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Looks like the books were just put together in one volume. No mention of any updating or anything. $25 USD isn't a bad price, but it's a little steep to me because I know little about them.

And if they are in Barkereese…. I'll stick with Fist Full of TOWs.

Weasel10 Sep 2016 1:17 p.m. PST

They're much easier to read than DBA, but they do have some awkward phrasings and the typical 70's style lack of explanations.

Mobius11 Sep 2016 11:58 a.m. PST

Just a reprint doesn't get you much. Everyone's that read them and wanted to make a set themselves already took the best parts and made them comprehensible.

Blutarski11 Sep 2016 2:56 p.m. PST

Phil Barker's long and tumultuous history with multiple interlocking subordinate clauses is painfully well known.


Bill McHarg18 Sep 2016 9:15 a.m. PST

They ought to use Phil Barker's rules in technical writing classes as an exercise for the student to make them coherent.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2020 8:47 p.m. PST

They misspelled "battalion" on the cover. Kind of a big deal, no?

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