As Told in the Great Hall: The Wargamer's Guide to Dark Age by Martin Hackett

By Martin Hackett

such a lot wargaming titles pay attention to the extra well known sessions of heritage comparable to the Napoleonic Wars and the second one global struggle. during this e-book, Martin Hackett brings his vast wargaming event and old heritage to the darkish a long time, a interval of historical past with less assurance in wargaming phrases. he's taking us on a travel of the websites, provides us historic evidence to make online game play extra enjoyable in addition to basic principles and tips about making darkish a long time warfare video games extra sensible. Martin brings to lifestyles those barbaric and brutal instances the place hand at hand battles raged in a virtually unchanged structure for over six hundred years. Profusely illustrated, Martin takes us via this little-known interval from the cave in of the Roman Empire to the 11th century advert. taking a look at the uk, he covers the Arthurian interval, the battles of Dyrham, Heavenfield, Maserfield, Ashdown, Ethandun, Buttington, Maldon and the battles with the Normans and Vikings among 1066 and 1069. Martin Hackett, writer of misplaced Battlefields of england and avid wargamer, tells the tale of this tumultuous interval in British heritage and exhibits us tips on how to play reasonable wargames during this interval of heritage. He usually supplies monitors of wargaming at significant conventions.

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