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Wargaming Compendium, The Kindle Edition
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Definitely, undeniably, it would be more useful to beginners but its actually nice to have everything in one book for us veterans and there is stuff in there about painting figures, making terrain and scenery and even some rules plus lots of other gems. It is a veritable fountain of knowledge.
I rationalised it as I spend up to £20 on rules that I might or might not play, here is a useful book which I will dip into for years to come. A no brainer really for me. I've read the book cover to cover and it now sits by my bedside to be dipped into when my wargaming enthusiasm might wane.
Inspirational, at times witty, but essential.
The writing style is very clear, and straightforward and manages to treat the reader as an intelligent human being. He has managed to steer the difficult path of having a book that will be of interest to newcomers as well as old hands.
In this book you can find out what has been done before, and why, and what the strengths and drawbacks were. There are lots of quite superb photographs so that you can always dip into this again for the sheer pleasure of the visual experience.
The book itself is of good, physical quality and I think that this will be one of the books people refer to in years to come when talking about the classic works on the subject
A book uses the word "compendium" sets out to reach some pretty high standards. Fortunately, if you choose to buy Mr Hyde's book, this particular compendium is indeed a collection of detailed and concise information. It meets the definition of what a compendium should be, and does so in a way that is accessible, entertaining and easy to follow, and never pompous, overly geeky or aimed exclusively at hobby insiders. From a history of wargaming to how to get the best out of the internet, the tone always feels friendly and authoritative. I'm even willing to forgive the occasional, slightly quaint "gentle reader" remarks, as they all add to the enthusiasm that Mr Hyde obviously has for his subject. The design is clean, easy to follow and encourages you to dip in and read; the photography is also excellent throughout.
The inclusion of two sets of straightforward rules for gladiator and horse-and-musket period games is a splendid bonus.
It is not, however, a book for people with weak wrists (no, really) - there are 500+ pages, and Pen & Sword have matched content quality with high production quality! Do not inadvertently drop this book on wargames figures! They will not survive the experience...
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