Ancient and Medieval Wargaming

Ancient and Medieval Wargaming


By (author) Neil Thomas

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  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 248mm x 22mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0750945729
  • ISBN 13: 9780750945721
  • Illustrations note: 12 black and white and 16 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 216,409

Product description

Re-fight some of the bloodiest battles of the ancient and medieval worlds! Seasoned wargamer and author Neil Thomas brings historical perspective to the hobby with a description and interpretation of significant military developments from 3,000BC to AD1500. Wargaming is the simulation of accurate historical battles using miniature figures to fight over three dimensional terrain, their movement and combat being regulated by clearly defined rules. Neil Thomas' new book provides specific coverage of ancient and medieval wargaming, thanks to its division into biblical, classical, Dark Age and medieval sections. Each section has its own set of rules and much expanded army lists. The wargamer gains additional perspective from data panels containing facts about weaponry, personalities and chroniclers, and quotations from original document sources. Useful suggestions for further reading are also included, while battle reports in each section provide tactical insights for both novice and veteran wargamers.

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Author information

A university and college lecturer, NEIL THOMAS was introduced to wargaming by his cousin at the age of twelve. He is the author of Wargaming: An Introduction (Sutton, 2005). Neil lives in Orpington, Kent.