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A COUNTRY IN TURMOIL, WARGAMING THE WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS 1639 - 1653

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A Country in Turmoil are for wargaming battles in Bishops’ Wars (1639-1640), The Irish Confederate Wars (1641-1653) and The English Wars (1642-1652), in a casual and engaging manner. A typical game can be completed within 2 hours and the rule mechanics are very easy to grasp. After a couple of turns players will usually find themselves comfortable with A Country in Turmoil.

The rules are scale agnostic and allow players to use existing basing without adjustments needed. A Country in Turmoil uses a dice rolling activation sequence that provides a controlled level of jeopardy. Also, there is finite limit of known turns within the game.

Traditional wargaming concepts of shooting and morale have been simplified 

All measurements are relative to the frontage of an infantry unit. Morale has two levels. These are narrative and are, “For the cause” and “Of stout heart”.

Victory conditions are agreed between players and can be a “butchers bill” or objective based.

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Bob B January 27, 2023 10:09 am UTC
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this is not the first set of rules I have purchased from Nigel - see my review of Gunpowder Period rules. I enjoy his style of games and although I use Gunpowder Period for the English Civil War period I bought these period specific rules for the same period.
I don't use the basing that Nigel recommends or the same number of figures but as with his other rules this doesn't make a great deal of difference. So no rebasing or re organising.
I like the philosophy behind them - fast, straight forward and giving a result in a reasonable time. And fun.
There are 27 pages of rules, definitions and a 2 page "Turns" section which is in effect QRS (quick reference sheet) and all that is needed for the game.
They are PAY WHAT YOU WANT which gives the idea they are not worth a great deal - this is not true - they are just a bargain!
I like them and more important will USE them
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Nigel E January 28, 2023 1:56 am UTC
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Hi Bob, thank you for your kind comments. I am releasing commercial sets through Helion this year, but also enjoy developing fast play/quick, light rulesets for free. Players enjoyment of playing trump's all :). I am working on a series which will have a number of periods but the mechanics are common. Currently have a Napoleonic set.
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Kent R January 26, 2023 2:53 am UTC
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The rules mention a support site https://www.nigelemsen.com/ but I get an error.
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Nigel E January 28, 2023 1:58 am UTC
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Hi, yes still building the site. Is there a specific question I can help with?
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Nigel E July 19, 2023 9:23 pm UTC
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Web site fully working now with copies of my various sets
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This title was added to our catalog on January 24, 2023.