Saturday, 17 October 2009

Wargame Books - Charlie Wesencraft's Practical Wargaming




Recently published in a new edition by John Curry, one of the less well known but very influential early wargaming books was Charlie Wesencraft's Practical Wargaming. Here is the original flier for the book, plus a characteristic review by Don Featherstone from Wargamer's Newsletter from December 1974.

3 comments:

Tony said...

Got a copy of this book from a local library 'sell off' , okay but much prefer Featherstone or Grant

Rafael Pardo said...

Hi
I own this book (buyed in Athena Books for mail) but it has another cover!
Regards
Rafa

MSFoy said...

I always thought Wesencraft's book was the business - it made sense of all the things that Featherstone's books (especially the rules) left holes in, which presumably were to be settled by argument/bullying. There is just a faint whiff of vitriol in Don's review, which speaks volumes, but I do believe that CW's book gave you a game which played nicely and - while not pretending to be 'realistic' - had more of a foundation in justifiable logic than any of Don's.

I sold my 1st edition copy, and wish I still had it, to be honest.

Thanks for this item - enjoyed very much

Tony