The whole wonderful world of wargaming is vividly brought to life in this ultimate of books by the doyen of the subject's authors. Full of passion, inspiration, practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are entertaining and practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes ... a great depth of writing and illustration to harness the enthusiasm of newcomers to the hobby and sharpen that of old hands. Details, new methods, and general stimulation come across in a variety of enterprising ways. All the obvious ingredients are here such as each period and battle is described as a significant example of the art of warfare and development of tactics through the ages. This book has been extensively revised. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry. It aims to present the very best wargaming books and rules to a modern audience.