This book follows on from 'The Portable Wargame' and 'Developing The Portable Wargame' to cover naval wargames that can be fought on a gridded tabletop.
Author: Bob Cordery
This book follows on from 'The Portable Wargame' and 'Developing The Portable Wargame' to cover naval wargames that can be fought on a gridded tabletop. The book contains six sets of rules (three of which are from the 'Portable Naval Wargame' stable), four explanatory battle reports, and a chapter that explains 'How to ...' build simple model American Civil War ironclads. Aimed mainly at the wargamer who wants to include aspects of naval warfare in their wargames, it is suitable for both novice and experienced wargamers.
If we wish, we can use a grid for our wargame, dispensing at once with the need
to measure distances ... a grid. Aerial combat and naval wargames also benefit
from this approach because of the associated physics of movement as well as the
Author: Rick Priestley
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Category: Games & Activities
Unlike chess or backgammon, tabletop wargames have no single, accepted set of rules. Most wargamers at some point have had a go at writing their own rules and virtually all have modified commercially available sets to better suit their idea of the ideal game or to adapt favourite rules to a different historical period or setting. But many who try soon find that writing a coherent set of rules is harder than they thought, while tweaking one part of an existing set can often have unforeseen consequences for the game as a whole. Now, at last, help is at hand. Veteran gamer and rules writer John Lambshead has teamed up with the legendary Rick Priestley, creator of Games Workshop’s phenomenally successful Warhammer system, to create this essential guide for any would-be wargame designer or tinkerer. Rick and John give excellent advice on deciding what you want from a wargame and balancing ‘realism’ (be it in a historical or a fantasy/sci-fi context) with playability. They discuss the relative merits of various mechanisms (cards, dice, tables) then discuss how to select and combine these to handle the various essential game elements of turn sequences, combat resolution, morale etc to create a rewarding and playable game that suits your tastes and requirements
(2014) The Portable Wargame (2017) Developing The Portable Wargame (2017)
La Ultima Cruzada: Spanish Civil War Military Source Book (2017) The
Madasahatta Campaign (Compiler & Editor) (2018) Gridded Naval Wargames (
Author: Bob Cordery
Although the author is a late convert to the joys of Napoleonic wargaming, he soon began to see why so many wargamers love the period. As a result, he set out to write several sets of rules that would use similar game mechanisms to those in his other PORTABLE WARGAME rules, and that would enable him to fight a range of small, medium, and large battles on a relatively small tabletop. This book is the result. Please note that all the rules have been designed to be used with a gridded tabletop made up of squares or hexes.
If the players have a roughly comparable knowledge of naval warfare and are
prepared for a little give and take in resolving ... As against this the players lose
the greatest asset of the gridded area which is that submarine warfare and
A couple of military gamesters shrugged and smiled when I asked whether the
eradication of wargaming from the defense lexicon ... still clings to the old word ,
probably because the Navy has been the oldest and most persistent user of
gaming . ... In a large game room players moved fleets of little lead ships on the gridded tile floors , where eight inches represented two thousand yards of ocean ,
Author: Thomas B. Allen
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Startling and disturbing, this is an up-to-date look at today's high-tech rehearsals for war. Political scenarios, military strategies and frightening, true-to-life maneuvers--all the games played by today's leaders are here, based on information gained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Significant changes were introduced into the “ new ” German war games in that
actual maps ( instead of a gridded game ... an anxious Naval General Staff
surrounded by an air of “ grim apprehension " assembled in the Navy Club in
From the WARGAME RULES Tally Ho Games are North London's largest play
chart provided you select a club which We carry a large ... A transparent gridded
associate shop next door , Michael's Games . distance finder is then placed on
the Models , stock a good ... ( Carrier Warfare in the Pacific ) £ 7.45 BATTLE OF
THE BULGE ( Ardennes 1944 ) £ 7.45 JUTLAND ( Only Naval Fleet Action in
W.W.1 ) ...
INTRODUCTION The Naval Oceanographic Office ( NAVOCEANO ) and the Fleet
Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center ... environmental products to
the Fleet to support mission planning , operations , wargaming , and
development of sensors / weapons systems . ... data bases consisting of historical
observed data , near - real - time observed data , and synthetic gridded or
provinced data .
An important development occurred when the German war games introduced
actual maps instead of a gridded game ... 437 – 458 ; Lincoln P . Bloomfield , "
Political Gaming , ” U . S . Naval Institute Proceedings , LXXXVI ( September
1960 ) ...
ally or rectangularly gridded board . ... Generally , war games such as those by
Avalon - Hill have limited classroom utility . ... Materials for DIPLOMACY are well
packaged and include a board , colored playing pieces representing naval and ...
Virtual simulation - real people in simulators and simulations fighting in synthetic
worlds ; • Constructive simulation - aggregated wargames and analytical models
... Often , this is a gridded digital elevation model comprised by a matrix of
elevation posts with spacing ranging from ... conducting infantry operations within
multi - story buildings or caves . and supporting naval operations on and under
Felix, V.P.; Naraslmman, R.; Agarwal, R.C. (Naval Phys. and Oceanogr. ... a wide
range of environmental products to the Fleet to support mission planning,
operations, wargaming. and development of ... data bases consisting of historical
observed data, near-real-time observed data, and synthetic gridded or provinced
To win , try violating historic naval tactics by dividing your forces . ... HANDLING
DOCUMENTATION HOLDS INTEREST VALUE FOR MONEY COMPUTER
CONFLICT features two war games on a ... Rebel Force requires you to march
across a hexagonally - gridded playing field , occupy and hold a town for a period
of time .
Author: Jeffrey Stanton
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Category: Apple Computer
Provides Information and Reviews on a Number of Software Programs for the Apple Computer. Also Gives Vendor Support for Each Program
This is gridded in a hexagonal manner to regulate the movement of the playing
pieces ( hi - resolution shapes on the ... Meanwhile , you allocate your air and naval support . ... 3 Battle for Normandy ( below ) BATTLE FOR NORMANDY
Strategic Simulations Inc. Wargame simulation for Apple II , Atari 800 , and TRS -
Components of the Navy ' s battle management system are being tested at the
Pacific Fleet Command Center in Hawaii and aboard the aircraft ... It will conduct
experiments in battle planning and war games . ... moved about a gridded map .
Author: David Bellin
Category: Political Science
Essays discuss high-technology weapons, nuclear war, the Strategic Defense Initiative, artificial intelligence, the military funding of computer science research, and computer-controlled weapons
In particular , we examine here the degree to which the observed boundary The Naval Oceanographic Office ( NAVOCEANO ) and ... Subject Headings :
operations , wargaming , and development of sensors / weapons systems . ...
Relations between directional spectral vegetation and synthetic gridded or
provinced data .