Battle for Britain

Wargame: The English Civil Wars 1642-1651

Peter Dennis

Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781910777909
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
In stock


In this series renowned historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life into the 19th Century paper soldier and invites the reader to re-fight the wars that surged across the nation of Britain. All the artwork needed to make historically- accurate armies is presented in a source-book format, copyright free for personal use. In this first title, the Horse, Foot and Dragoons of King and Parliament, along with period buildings can be made, using traditional skills with scissors and glue. Simple 'one sheet' rules by veteran wargamer Andy Callan enable the maker to stage battles limited only by the size of the player's available table-space.

About The Author

Peter has made his living as a freelance illustrator for 40 years, mostly working on historical subjects, notably in recent years for Osprey in the UK, and for various wargame figure manufacturers in the form of box art. Jacobites were the subject of his first experiments with paper soldiers. He is half-Scottish and the subject has always had a special appeal. Castles formed a major theme in his days as a children's book illustrator so in 'Castle assault' he is returning to his illustrative roots  and squeezing as much masonry and siege equipment as he can into the format, alongside Bannockburn and more Scottish heroics. Peter has played with toy soldiers in one way or another for most of his life, and his work and hobby come together in this paper soldier revival project with Helion books. He lives in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in the UK.


“ … An original concept extremely well-executed. Lets face it the idea of being able to create ready painted unlimited forces, relatively quickly for just £12.95 (RRP) plus the cost of some inkjet prints is an attractive one, and its actually great fun making them.”

- Wargames Illustrated

“A very eye-catching and well-thought out series of wargaming books which will get you hooked.”

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