- 01/02/2018 at 16:04 #83276Norm SParticipant
Nice find (book)
The Wargamers Guide to Dark Age Britain
link01/02/2018 at 16:11 #83277Not Connard SageParticipant
Hackett has published a few guides. I’ve got his ‘Raise the Clans’.
I found it a bit ‘meh’ TBH.
"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."01/02/2018 at 16:19 #83278Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
Hackett. A perfect name for a Dark Age wargamer.
I have his Dark Age Britain book and it is a wonderful source for scenarios. As for the history… well, let’s just say Master Hackett tends to the dramatic and romantic: Picts as displaced Scythians; Arthur as a naval mastermind, that sort of thing. Nothing objectionable, just take it all with a grain of salt.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Thaddeus Blanchette.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!02/02/2018 at 13:05 #83340cmnashParticipant
That is a really good book – and an enjoyable read, if my memory serves … which is doubtful at the best of times …
Now why did I walk in this room … ???
.02/02/2018 at 14:41 #83354Darryl SmithParticipant
I have a like new copy for sale if anyone wants it. While it is a nice book overall, it just didn’t do it for me. US Buyers only. Call it $15.00 which includes shipping. Contact me at preds81.ds at gmail.com or send me a message here on the forum.
Sorry if this is bad form…just thought someone might like a copy since the book was being ttalked about.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Darryl Smith.
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http://germancolonialgaming.blogspot.com/02/02/2018 at 14:58 #83359Who Asked This JokerParticipant
Great book! I have the Kindle version. I think it is a great source for wargamers with the scenarios. Hackett seems to still have his “Old Grognard Card” as his rules are a simplified version of WRG rules. This is a fine book for all things Britain during the Anglo-Saxon period. I guess technically that makes it England but whatever. 😉
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--Abraham Lincoln02/02/2018 at 15:40 #83364Guy FarrishParticipant
Dunno – does it cover Elmet, Rheged, Manaw Gododdin, Strathclyde Celts, Scots, Picts, Cornish, Welsh, Romano Brits? If so – definitely Britain not England – and not that until after 9th century at earliest, 11th for the actual term – later still for current spelling.10/02/2018 at 15:35 #84205OBParticipant
Picts as Scythians! It’s amazing how this stuff continues to be recycled.
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