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Thursday, August 02, 2007
Osprey Publishing gets into Wargaming
I just want to mention that I learned an interesting little tidbit at the Historicon convention in Lancaster, PA this last weekend. Osprey Publishing who has given us a wide-range of great books on all topics of military history is now also getting into the miniature gaming arena. In February 2008 they will release a rule set on ancient warfare called Field of Glory. I am looking forward to it, and I'll tell you why. First of all, some of the ancient rulesets that I have seen seem to be written by people who, quite frankly, just can't write (or even spell) very well and I'm sure that Osprey will do much better. I won't name any names, but I think some of you will know what I mean. Secondly, I'm sure they will do a good job on illustrations and art work. Here is what Osprey has to say about it:
"Work continues on Field of Glory, the new rules set for ancient and medieval tabletop wargaming, previously known as Art of War. Created by wargaming experts, Field of Glory includes a rules book detailing the gaming system, with photographs of miniatures, diagrams for definitive rules support, a painting guide and detailed Osprey artwork to bring the combat and combatants to life. Accompanying army lists expand the range of armies available to fight with, from Greek hoplites to medieval knights."
"Field of Glory will provide a thrilling tabletop adventure for anyone interested in re-creating the desperate struggles of ancient and medieval civilisations on the battlefield."