The Portable Wargame concept has been evolving since the first book was published in 2017, and a lively community of players has developed. These players share ideas and their own variants of the rules, and this led to the publication of a selection of them in 2022 in the Portable Wargame Compendium. This proved so successful that a second Compendium has now been compiled.
This is the second Portable... [click here for more]
This book follows on from ‘The Portable Wargame’ and ‘Developing The Portable Wargame’ to cover naval wargames that can be fought on a gridded tabletop. The book contains six sets of rules (three of which are from the ‘Portable Naval Wargame’ stable), four explanatory battle reports, and a chapter that explains ‘How to …’ build simple model American Civil War ironclads. Aimed mainly... [click here for more]
RESTLESS NATIVES is a set of fast-play Colonial wargames rules designed so that two or more players can fight an interesting battle to a conclusion in under two hours on a 4-foot x 3-foot (120cm x 90cm) tabletop battlefield using approximately two hundred 15mm scale figures.
The rules incorporate several novel features. These include:
The use of a standard pack of playing cards to determine the order... [click here for more]
The origins of this book lie back in the early days of the development of Matrix Games. One of the earliest Matrix Games designed in the UK sought to create a campaign game about the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, and the original game was published during the early 1990s in ‘The Nugget’ (the Journal of Wargame Developments) and ‘Wargames Illustrated’. The interest generated led to the development... [click here for more]
This book builds on the earlier Portable Wargame rules for fighting battles during the so-called ‘ironclad’ era of naval warfare that were included in ‘The Gridded Naval Wargame’. In this book, the author has created a set of rules that are mainly aimed at the American Civil War, a war that saw both sides embrace the new concept of armouring warships to make them less vulnerable to the more... [click here for more]
The Portable Wargame has been developed over the past ten years to meet the needs of wargamers who want a fast, easy to learn, simple to use set of wargames rules that don’t require the player to purchase and paint a large collection of figures and that can be staged on a small dinner table, a large coffee table, or something even smaller. The rules are designed to be used with a gridded tabletop... [click here for more]
These rules have been designed so that players can fight typical small battles between European Colonial armies and their opponents during the period between 1875 and 1910. They use a gridded battlefield, which removes the need to measure both move distances and weapon ranges, thus speeding up the whole process of fighting a wargame. It also removed any doubts or possible disputes as to whether or... [click here for more]