The popularity of wargames has been increasing and it is a part of the total process. This book provides a beautifully illustrated guide to modelling terrain and buildings that is suitable for the most experienced and the novices. It covers the Middle East and North Africa from Ancient History to Modern History. – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Wargames Terrain & Buildings, North Africa and the Middle East FILE: R3164 AUTHOR: Tony Harwood PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: wargames, modelling, diorama, background, terrain, building materials, tools, paints, techniques, tips, research, buildings, structures, features, Middle East, North Africa, Ancient history, modern history, crusaders,Lawrence of Arabia, El Alamein, Roman Legions, river gunboat ISBN: 1-52671-643-7 PAGES: 149 IMAGE: B3164.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y8cqtmxv LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The popularity of wargames has been increasing and it is a part of the total process. This book provides a beautifully illustrated guide to modelling terrain and buildings that is suitable for the most experienced and the novices. It covers the Middle East and North Africa from Ancient History to Modern History. – Highly Recommended.
Many assumed that wargaming would become a purely electronic based pastime. Certainly, the creation of electronic war games has rapidly advanced with the latest offerings providing images that no longer look like poor cartoons. With the matching development of very fast processing and high capacity for data storage, developers can already produce images to rival films. However they cater for people who will purchase an advanced PlayStation or over-clocked gaming computers, purchase the wargame software and start playing. Traditional wargaming with model armies, buildings and terrain requires much great commitment which may go a long way to understanding why this traditional form of gaming not only survives, but continues to expand.
The wargamer probably spends less than a third of the time on actual gaming. Ahead of that there is a period of research, followed by the construction of models. There are few shortcuts, primarily by purchasing construction kits, but they still require careful assembly and painting. They also offer scope for customizing the subject to produce some stunning models. As a result, the wargamer will derive as much satisfaction from preparing the materials as in playing the game.
This book is by a highly experienced wargamer and modeller. He has provided a detailed guide with examples and tips. The photography is outstanding and even the most experienced wargamer will find something new to learn.