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The best of board wargaming

Nicholas Palmer

The best of board wargaming

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Published by Hippocrene Books in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War games.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNicholas Palmer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU310 .P348
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 194 p. ;
    Number of Pages194
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4125736M
    ISBN 100882545256
    LC Control Number80083611
    OCLC/WorldCa7602259


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The Best of Board Wargaming Hardcover – January 1, by Nicholas Palmer (Author)/5(2). When Nicholas (Nicky) Palmer (who went on to become a Member of Parliament in the late `90s), Diplomacy player extraordinaire and founding editor of Flagship magazine, decided to update his Comprehensive Guide to Board Wargaming, he opted to provide general surveys of the types of games one could play (operational, science-fiction, monster, beer-and-pretzels, /5(2).

Published inThe Best of Wargaming offered cutting edge criticism for its era. Contrary to what it says above, this book (as you can see from the cover) is by Nicholas Palmer. Published inThe Best of Wargaming offered cutting edge /5. The Best of Board Wargaming is about styles of games and helping readers find the styles that are going to be most satisfying for themselves and their friends.

The Comprehensive Guide to Board Wargaming offers not only coverage of styles but many more practical examples of tactical and strategic principles for playing games/5(3). About two thirds of the book consists of capsule reviews for about wargames.

The book also includes six chapters profiling various facets of the wargaming hobby - Patton Rides Again: Operational Games, Across the Galaxy: Science Fiction Games, The First Thousand Hours are the Hardest: Monster Games, Roll a Six to Pillage Byzantium: Beer-and-Pretzels Games, RuleBomb Near Misses: Realistic Games /10(28).

The Best of Board Wargaming is about styles of games and helping readers find the styles This book was written prior to The Best of Board Wargaming and, while the sequel offered a marvelous update to this book’s catalog of published wargames (a “ludography” if you will) that might make it more useful than this book, they are very different books/5.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Board Wargaming offers not only coverage of styles but many more practical examples of tactical and strategic principles for playing games/5.

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