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Ilkley Old School
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Desert Island Wargames

Post by Ilkley Old School » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:17 am

You are stuck alone on a Desert Island and you are allowed to take one book, one set of rules and figures for one period.

Mine choices are:-

Book: Charge or how to play Wargames
Rules: Piquet - as they are great for solo play
Period: My 20mm classic Napoleonics

I would also need unlimited stocks Whittakers Gin, Tonic Water and Ice.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:58 am

Book The ascent of man by Jacob Bronowski
Rules: my Wellingtonics rules
Period OTS Wellingtonics.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by Wg Cdr Luddite » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:59 am

Book: The world's biggest porn compendium.
Rules : I will write my own.
Period : WW2 air, sea and land, all theatres. The toys will fill a shipping container.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:11 am

I am talking about the entire 20 years of Wellingtonic wars from Russia to the Great lakes and down to North Africa at 1:10.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by FreddBloggs » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:42 am

Book. chandlers campaigns of napoleon, or if allowed series, jonathan sumptions 100 years war 5 volume set (close run thing with shelby footes acw trilogy.)

Rules. Dunno, not found the set I want yet, so probably pad and paper.

Figures. Complete range for the European wars of 1700 to 1725.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by Paul » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:37 pm

Book: A hardback copy of an oversized book on Venetian Art, mainly for it's use to swat seabirds and squish scorpions etc...
Rules: Any solo boardgame
Figures: The biggest MDF boat model I can find, 1:1 ?

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by FreddBloggs » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Ark?

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by Essex Boy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 pm

Book: Charge
Rules: Rank and File
Figures: My 20mm LoA/WSS stuff

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Book: the first four volumes of Scenarios for British Grenadier
Rules: British Grenadier
Figures: unlimited Perry AWI, painted by Steve May.

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Re: Desert Island Wargames

Post by levied troop » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Books: Sumption's 5 vol work on the 100 Years War (after Fred's finished with them)
Rules: Lion Rampant
Figures: all my medievals.

That's quite a big box and I'm not taking the bible or Shakespeare so underneath it I'll smuggle:

Books: Christopher Duffy - The '45
Rules: CoC
Figures: all my 1940 forces in 20mm so they'll fit unobtrusively under the medievals

And because I refuse to be ruled by arbitrary boundaries and because the BBC know what's good for them:
Books: Livingstone and Witzel - The Road to Crecy
Rules: Fire and Fury
Figures: all Neanderthal's ACW 15mm (I don't have enough).

And my luxury will be a 12x6 table. And a comfortable king-sized bed. And a pipeline to the Isle of Islay.
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