Monday 12 March 2018
Paul Hague: The Circle is now Complete....
The first edition of Paul Hague's series on naval wargames - and one of my favourite wargames books.
I would not call this a sequel - more like a themed collection of ideas that expand elements of the first edition.
I have owned the first edition of Paul Hague's Sea Battles in Miniature for some time now and indeed, have fought some cracking actions using the WW1 set back in the early 1980s. I had seen the follow up volume around but for one reason or another had never gotten around to adding it to my collection.
All that changed as a result of a phone call with Mr Fox a couple of weeks ago as he had a copy that was no longer required and would I care to take it off him? The deal was speedily concluded and so I am now the proud owner of a copy of Naval Wargaming.
There are some nice ideas contained in its pages - I like the dreadnought based damage section although it is wholly unsuitable for what I am currently developing as it is better suited to small scale actions. There is a submarine warfare section that looks interesting as well as a large scale ancient galley hex based set of rules and something for the large battles of the 17th century.
All in all then it was a pleasure to add this to the collection for completeness sake; my thanks to Mr Fox for thinking of me!