Sunday, 26 September 2010

Usborne Battlegame book 2 Knights at War

Probably my favourite, this book was illustrated by Gerry Embleton and Angus McBride, among others.

The four games are:

1 The Battle of Arsouf - Richard the Lionheart against Saladin

2 Siege! - rival lords (the Earl d'Assault and Baron de Fender) struggle for control of a castle

3 Border Raiders - knights try to drive back invaders who are burning villges and plundering cattle

4 Tournament - jousting in a grand tournament

I remember playing the Arsouf and Siege games. I am missing the pieces for Arsouf and Border Raiders but the rules list the pieces and miniatures should substitutre well.


Rafael Pardo said...

A pleasant surprise. I bought that book in a Spanish translation in 1980 at Madrid. My wife played her first and last wargame with the Battle of Arsouf. Actually, she don't like the hobby but she is very proud from the 'little lead men' of her eccentric husband!
Thanks from the memories

Anonymous said...

A wise dude uploaded pieces and rules here:

Anonymous said...

Knights at War SCANNED

Anybody have a copy of the Wild West?

Vintage Wargaming said...

I've got a copy of it

Anonymous said...

You do? Any chance you can share it, scanned or..? I've been looking for years and can't find it anywhere.

Apart from Knights, I also have World War II, Galactic War, and Fighting Ships. If you like those they can be put online.

Vintage Wargaming said...

I'm very careful about respecting intellectual property and I wouldn't post an entire book without the publisher's/authors's permission.I did ask Usborne at the time of original posts without hearing anything back.

If you send me a comment (which I won't publish) with a contact email address, I'll see if there is something else I can do to help.