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Play the Game, A Look at What’s Inside

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Big is not the word to describe Play the Game; at 286 pages this compendium of Great War material taken from the TooFatLardies Specials from 2004 up to Summer 2015 this represents a colossal one stop shop for those interested in gaming what was one of the most dynamic periods of development in the history of warfare.  But just what is in Play the Game?  The contents cover articles, scenarios, campaigns and game systems to  be used with If the Lord Spares Us and Through the Mud & Blood as well as some map kriegsspiel ideas with Corps Blimey and ideas for using Chain of Command for the Great War and some terrain building content.  Here’s a full list of contents:

If the Lord Spares Us, an introduction to the rules

Attack on El Mughar, A Palestine 1917 scenario for ITLSU

Square Hill, A Palestine 1918 scenario for ITLSU

A Different Kettle of Fish.  Using machine guns in ITLSU

Advance to Kut!  An ITLS scenario in Iraq 1915

Not Another Bloody Poet.  An overview of the Great War for the gamer

Things are a Bit ‘Ard.  ITLSU amendments for East Africa

Tanga, Day One. An ITLSU scenario in East Africa 1914

Tanga,  Day Two, An ITLSU scenario in East Africa 1914

The Other Mboto Gorge.  An ITLSU scenario in East Africa 1916

In Jordan’s Hot Valley.  An ITLSU Scenario in Palestine 1918

A Tight Ring.  An ITLS scenario in Syria 1918

Corps Blimey.  Some Great War kriegsspiel ideas and a sample Hindenburg Line scenario for 1917

Sid’s Trenches.  A trench terrain project from the master builder.

Attack on Camp el Juba.  An ITLSU scenario in Mesopotamia 1915

Ils Ne Passeront Pas.  Mud &  Blood scenario at Verdun 1916

Somme Enchanted Evening.  Mud & Blood scenario on the Somme 1916

The Game to End all Games.  A western front scenario for Mud & Blood

Revenge at Camp El Juba, An ITLS scenario in Mesopotamia 1915

Last Chance on the Tigris.  An ITLSU scenario in Iraq 1916

The Disturbance of an Antheap.  An Amiens 1918 scenario for Mud & Blood

Winter Sports.  A trench raiding game generator for Mud & Blood

Rolling into Action.  Representing the Tank Corps at Third Ypres, 1917, some ideas for Mud & Blood

Rolling In to Action:  The Scenarios.  Two tank action scenarios for Third Ypres 1917

Midnight at the Oasis.  A Lawrence of Arabia scenario for Mud & Blood

Insurrection is Mesopotamia.  Two scenarios for Iraq in the 1920s with Mud & Blood

Storm of Dice.  Using ITLSU on the Western Front

Sidney Gets Woods.  Building shattered woods for the Western Front

A Brief Affair.  Invading the German colony of Rabaul in 1914 with Mud & Blood

Passchendaele, The Bitter Victory.  Reflecting on this 1917 battle in the mud

In the Salient.  Three Scenarios for Passchendaele 1917 for Mud & Blood

Just the Right Sort of Chap.  Creating characters for Mud & Blood.

More Sturmabteilung Vor!  Stormtrooper tactics examined and expanded for Mud & Blood

Stosstrupptaktik!  A Pre-Game System for Mud & Blood

The Green Fields Beyond.  Training Troops for the long anticipated break out.  1917 to 1918.  Three scenarios for Mud & Blood

In Flanders Field.  A look at early war British and German fire and movement tactics.

In the Last Ditch Again.  A Retreat from Mons 1914 rearguard action with Mud & Blood.

Cocking Up Mud & Blood.  Thoughts on blending Chain of Command with Mud & Blood.  Rule amendments, Army Lists and scenario adaptations

Kaiserschlacht 1918.  A Pint-Sized campaign for the Spring Offensive of 1918.  Six Scenarios for Mud & Blood and Chain of Command

Handgranaten!  A look at bombing and grenade tactics through the Great War

Loos. At your Convenience.   A Pint-Sized campaign for this 1915 battle with four scenarios.

Play the Game is normally available for £12.00, but throughout November we have 20% off all of our Great War related products, making this fantastic collection just £9.60.

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