‘Wargaming: An Introduction’ reviewed

Jonathan Aird has taken another look at a Neil Thomas classic, “Wargaming: An Introduction.”

His review is on the Reviews page.

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2 Responses to ‘Wargaming: An Introduction’ reviewed

  1. Martin Smith says:

    Great review. I find Neil Thomas’s rules of good value – simple and uncluttered, but based on a solid understanding of the period of history being portayed.

  2. jimr says:

    I agree with Martin. Jonathan makes a valid point about the simplicity of the rules: not all tanks have equal capabilities, and the same applies to all other simplifications. But a) gamers can modify the rules to suit their interests and b) some simplification always is necessary. For those who love details and complexity, other approaches to designing rules will have more appeal. I simply cannot remember a lot of detail and am not ready to spend a big chunk of game time consulting a rule book.

    In my opinion, the Neil Thomas approach encourages us to think about maneuvering instead of always rushing to melee or a shoot-out. Trying to line up a flank attack or three-on-one is tricky but well worth the effort. Out numbering the enemy in a battle and hitting him on the flank overcomes a lot of differences in weaponry.

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