Tuesday, 1 November 2016


About forty years ago, wandering through WHSmiths I spotted this book, the Battle of Salamis by Richard B. Nelson, reduced to a quid (iirc). It looked pretty exciting, so I bought it. I didn't really know what wargaming was, at the time, coz I was only about eight, but the book intrigued me, and I pored over it like an eight year old who doesn't know what he's doing (a bit like the time I bought a copy of Macbeth at a jumble sale when I was four).

I never got into ancient naval wargaming, at all, but the book did inspire my O level history project (yeah, that O level came in handy). But at the weekend, by coincidence, I joined a playtest for some ancient naval wargame rules, and it turned out to be doing Salamis. So, I feel like that game is now finally complete, forty years in the making.

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