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It's Getting a Bit Chile

It's Getting a Bit Chile

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"It’s Getting a Bit Chile" is a set of tabletop rules written specifically for land battles during the Pacific War of 1879-1884, between Chile and an alliance consisting of Peru and Bolivia. Starting as a dispute over the taxation of mining rights, the “10 Cent War” was a protracted and brutal conflict that changed the face of Pacific Coast South America. Using a gridded playing area and innovative rules, "It’s Getting a Bit Chile" enables games at a Divisional level and above, with the lowest level of resolution being battalion. The game has unique mechanisms devised specifically for the War and do not treat it simply as “Franco-Prussian War Lite”. The author is a historian, wargamer and blogger who has written numerous sets of wargames rules and games. He produced several games for by the Society of Ancients as re-subscription incentives, when there was such a thing. His blog, "Wargaming for Grown Ups" contains more information on these rules, with photographs and reports of games in play. He also wrote "Northampton 1460" a board game of the Wars of the Roses battle of that name, which was published by the Northamptonshire Battlefields Society. He can usually be found on their stand at many wargames shows. More recently he went back to his roots as a historian and published "The Battle of Edgcote 1469 - Re-evaluating the evidence" to mark the 550th anniversary of the battle. It went on to win the Northamptonshire History Forum Award for best publication in 2019. “It’s Getting a Bit Chile” is the second set of rules from the “Wargaming for Grown Ups” imprint, following on from the successful “To Ur is Human” Sumerian rules.

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