Friday, 21 July 2017

Ambush in the forest,Norway 1200 AD- a game played with the ancient rules from "Developing the Portable Wargame"

A forest in Norway,a patrol of knights are making their way home through the forest-
They encounter some ambushers-
The resulting battle was played using these rules-
They give a most enjoyable ancient game and like the Ronseal advert says they do exactly what it says on the tin,sorry book. Bob develops the portable wargaming rules of his last book  taking them to the ancient period and to the skies with aerial combat not to mention adding depth and interest to his already accessible system. Well worth getting hold of ,they are packed with inspiration and will add much to your gaming.


  1. Tradgardmastare,

    Thanks very much for your kind words. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed using the Ancient rules.

    You might be interested to know that Arthur Harman might have some ideas as to how to modify the Ancient rules for fighting Fantasy battles, with spells acting rather like gas clouds in the modern tules!

    All the best,


  2. I would really be interested to read more.I have loads of Mythical Earth figures based and eager to playtest...