The latest book in the Portable Wargame series has raised the bar of quality and inspiration even further but this is of little surprise given the author’s well known interest in the period. This book has been a real labour of love and it certainly shows. There are a selection of rules, ideas around terrain generation, heroic leadership (just right for the deeds of derring-do one usually associates with the period!) and the use of ‘modern’ technology - railways, steamships and even aircraft in the latter stages. I will submit a more detailed review once I have given it some attention but suffice it to say this volume is a welcome addition to the Portable Wargame stable and for me should provide the impetus to at last get my 15mm Arab Revolt on a war footing.
I read this book in draft form and seeing it both freshly printed whilst holding a real copy in my hands is hugely inspiring and for anyone with an interest in the period or of the so called ‘small wars’ I would highly recommend it.
In the package was also another welcome addition to my Del Prado collection in the shape of four British Lifeguards. I now have 13 figures in total and plan to paint convert 6 of these into the Royals.
In both cases many thanks to Bob for helping to push along one project and to inspire me to finally start the other!