I’ve been pretty busy with real life stuff over the past few weeks. Birthdays, sports events, more birthdays and work. I finally had a bit of time to make the storage box for my Truly Portable Wargame. I don’t have a picture yet because it is not actually done. Only the container portion is complete. But I can give you a description. It is made of matting board. Blue to be exact. It measures 7.5″ on a side and is 5″ deep. The box was quite easy to build. I just needed to cut a total of 5 rectangles. I’ll print out the lid pieces from the computer on 110 paper. Maybe I’ll reinforce the top with matting board, maybe not. Pictures to follow completion.
I’ve had a look at the forth coming installment of the portable wargame. While I don’t want to give too much away, the new book will have an Ancients game with unit detail along the lines of Phil Sabin’s Lost Battles. I think it could carry you through the early medieval period up through the Baron Wars. I’ve had a game with these rules and they do work quite well. Romans vs Celts. My Celts were a bit stronger than they are in the game now but the game was a nail biter and did feel like an ancient battle.
There is also going to be a set of WW2 rules. These are a bit more detailed with tank differentiation and some extra weapons. There will also be “pinning”, which to my mind, is essential for any set of tactical WW2 rules. I have not played these yet but hope t get a game in this weekend.
How did you get a look-see on the upcoming book, you sneaky bastard? Or did you go with the versions Bob has on his blog?