A Wargamer's Guide to The Anglo-Zulu War

Daniel Mersey

 
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
A Wargamer's Guide
Illustration :
20 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473848504

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches Pages : 88
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$16.95

Overview
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This is one of the first titles in an exciting new series of guides for wargamers. Taking one of the most pivotal and famous episodes in British military history, it gives a wargamer’s perspective of the dramatic events of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 (and the aftermath up to 1889) and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. Daniel Mersey discusses factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and to capture the flavor of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and terrain pieces and buildings are also reviewed. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and there are interesting scenarios included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much if interest for you.

About The Author
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Daniel Mersey has been a writer and editor for two decades, specializing primarily in British post-Roman and medieval military history, but with a strong interest also in British colonial warfare and the air warfare 1914-1918\. His previous books include Legendary Warriors: Great Heroes in Myth and Reality (2002); Arthur King of the Britons (2004 runner-up in the History Today/Longman New Generation Prize); Myths & Legends: King Arthur (2013); and Myths & Legends: Knights of the Round Table (forthcoming). A keen wargamer himself, he has written three sets of rules (Glutter of Ravens, 1998; Song of Arthur & Merlin, 2008; and Lion Rampant, 2014) and has contributed regularly to wargaming magazines since 1996\. He lives in Worthing, West Sussex.

REVIEWS
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"Dan Mersey gives a wargamer's perspective of the dramatic events of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. He discusses factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and to capture the flavour of the period. Relevant ranges of figures, along with painting advice, are also included. Analysis of the forces involved, organisation, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and period specific scenarios are included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much of interest."

- Wargames Illustrated, February 2018

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