A New Burst Of Inspiration

I recieved my copy of Neil Thomas' Ancient And Medieval Wargaming in the mail today. I may post a more comprehensive review of this book later, but for now I will say that I will no longer be using any of the rules which I previously used for my games (my own rules notwithstanding). The ones included in this book are fantastic. They are concise and easy to understand, and they are geared toward historical matchups, as opposed to tournament play.

Don Featherstone he is not, and those are incredibly large shoes to fill, but Mr. Thomas' "wargame plus historical information in one book" approach appeals greatly to me, as do the easy to understand nature of the army lists (Finally, a Medieval German list that actually makes sense!), and this book is a worthy successor to the works of Featherstone and the ilk. I will be posting alternative lists for those rules on this blog based upon the feudal period in Britain as I read and understand more.

My only gripes are the lack of a few mechanics, such as generals and a push-back system for the losers of melees, but the rules are so simply constructed that modifying them after playing a few games should be no difficult matter.

I'll be posting more on this matter as the days progress.


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