Fathers of Wargaming [BUNDLE]
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
This special special special 50% off bundle contains two classic titles by H.G. Wells, the “Father of Modern Wargaming,” his Little Wars (with an introduction by Gary Gygax) and Floor Games (with an introduction by James F. Dunnigan); the Little Orc Wars fantasy variant of Little Wars; Robert Louis Stevenson’s exploration of wargaming Stevenson at Play; and the late great Steve Lortz’s Quactica.
H.G. Wells’ Little Orc WarsRegular price: $4.99Bundle price: $2.49Format: PDF
H.G. Wells’ Little Orc Wars is a fun, simple, fast-paced system that is designed to be quick to learn and easy to play, so that players can focus on concerns like strategy and having fun, rather than on mechanics. It includes both basic rules that can be used alone, plus a variety of optional rules that players can add as they see fit to take their games to the next level. These include guidelines for Giants, War Beasts, Undead, Dwarves, Elves, Amphibious and Aquatic Creatures, Elementals, Structures, Siege, Terrain, Boats, and Heroes like Champions (Paladins, Rangers), Priests (Clerics, Necromancers), and Wizards. As their name suggests, the rules contained in this booklet are based on and inspired by the rules and concepts presented by genius writer and game designer H.G….
H.G. Wells’ Little WarsRegular price: $4.99Bundle price: $2.49Format: PDF
Originally written in 1913 by one of the greatest science fiction authors, this is a reprint of the book that gained H.G. Wells the title “Father of Modern Wargaming.” Little Wars will appeal to science fiction fans, history buffs, students of politics and international affairs, wargamers, RPGers, and anyone else interested in the works of this great writer. Skirmisher’s edition of Little Wars is divided into a Foreword, an Introduction, six Chapters, and an Appendix. Features of this edition include: Clear, authoritative, and entertaining text that reveals both the great mind and the sense of humor possessed by one of the world’s greatest science fiction authors. A complete miniatures wargame system that can be played as-is or used as the basis for other miniature…
H.G. Wells’ Floor GamesRegular price: $4.99Bundle price: $2.49Format: PDF
Often referred to as a companion volume to H.G. Wells’ wargaming classic Little Wars, Floor Games is a republication of “the Father of Miniature Wargaming’s” first volume devoted to recreational gaming. Highlights include a lighthearted, often humorous discussion on the theory and methodology behind a wide variety of “floor” and tabletop games and tips on the use and creation of improvised models, terrain, and other gaming props. Skirmisher’s edition of Floor Games is divided into a Foreword, an Introduction, and four chapters: I) “The Toys to Have”; II) “The Game of the Wonderful Islands”; III) “Of the Building of Cities”; and IV) “Funiculars, Marble Towers, Castles, and War Games, But Very Little of War Games.” Other features include: Foreword by reno…
Quactica: Battles for the Soul of Middle AesopiaRegular price: $2.99Bundle price: $1.49Format: PDF
Quactica: Battles for the Soul of Middle Aesopia is an innovative set of miniatures rules by veteran game designer and miniatures sculptor Steve Lortz, author of the famous Perilous Encounters rules released by Chaosium in 1978. Set in a world inhabited by various races of anthropomorphic animals — including Ducks, Dwargs, and Porks — the Quactica rules tie in with a beautiful line of miniatures created by the late great Lortz and produced by Lance & Laser. This download includes a set of nine full-color miniatures that can be printed out either in color or black-and-white on cardstock; Quactica statistics for four different skill levels of Loonar Imperial Heavy Infantry and Loonar Imperial Archers on the one side and Pork Warriors, Gobbli…
Stevenson At PlayRegular price: $1.99Bundle price: $0.99Format: PDF
Famous as the author of such great works of literature as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was also a dedicated war gamer. Stevenson at Play, one of the lesser-known works of this “Grandfather of Modern Wargaming,” describes a complex strategic wargame that the author and his stepson, Samuel Lloyd Osbourne, played in the early 1880s. Skirmisher’s edition of Stevenson at Play includes an Introduction by Osbourne, a Foreword by publisher and wargame designer Michael O. Varhola, and several period pieces of art, including some hand-drawn sketches by Stevenson himself. This download includes low-resolution screen-friendly and high-resolution…
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