During the early to mid 1980s one of my favourite wargames books was Sea Battles in Miniature by Paul Hague (ISBN 0 85059 414 6), published by Patrick Stephens Ltd. I borrowed this on numerous occasions from the local library but for some reason never got around to owning a copy. That depressing state of affairs has now been rectified with he recent acquisition of a copy of the same courtesy of Ebay. In truth, I had forgotten just how good this book is. Not only does cover naval wargames from the ancient era up to WW1, complete with suggested rules for ancients, Napoleonics, 1880 era ironclads and WW1 but also some ideas for campaigns and even how to scratch build models. In short, it is a great 'one stop' title and I am so pleased to have this once again - especially as the eBook version that was able to be downloaded for free from the net has disappeared. I am certainly hoping to get lots of ideas from this book for rules for my own naval adventures.
The other piece of welcome news was that my first set of the base version of Heroscape (well the tiles anyway) has arrived and so I can now start to plan the desert terrain I have been wittering on about.
I should point out that both of these arrived on the day that my current contract of employment ended and so served in a very timely fashion to raise a smile against the backdrop of my unemployment.
Still, Prorsum et Sursum as they say.