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Title: Battles with Model Soldiers.
Description: Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1972, Second Impression. (ISBN: 0715349252) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: W.R.F. Jenkinson. 215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. Very Good/Good+.

Keywords: Wargaming, Model Soldiers, Battles, Ancient Warfare, Medieval, 16th Century, 17th, Marlborough, Seven Years War, Napoleonic, Crimean, American Civil War, Franco-Prussian, Colonial, World War I, Ii, First, Second, Airfix Figures, Foreign Legion, Gaul 07153

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23929

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