Wargame: 1066

Saxons, Vikings, Normans

Peter Dennis, Andy Callan

Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Battle for Britain
Illustration :
Color ills throughout
No associated books available.


In these books, Peter Dennis sets the paper soldiers of the 19th century marching again across the war games tables of the 21st. All the troop types of the wars are represented in full color in a format designed to create stands of soldiers which can be used to re-fight these epic struggles for the control of Britain. Although the figures can be used with any of the commercial sets of war-game rules, an introduction to war-gaming and a simple set of rules by veteran war gamer Andy Callan is included, along with buildings, trees and even Viking ships to transport Harald Hardrada’s men to meet their fate at Stamford Bridge.

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. He designed and illustrated Paddy Griffith's 'Battle in the Civil War' which was a new approach to explaining the job of the American Civil War General and was commissioned to do several series of drawings for the new Gettysburg visitor centre. 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.

Andy Callan has written many articles in wargames magazines and is renowned for his innovative approach to wargaming.


"beautifully illustrated, full-color paper models representing all of the troop types necessary to recreate battles of the period on the tabletop. .... the books contain instructions for assembly, as well as simple sets of rules by Andy Callan To build your armies, first photocopy the pages with the desired troop types. Then simply cut and paste. In this fashion, you can create as many stands of figures as desired. Don't need Flemish spearmen? Don't copy them. Want extra billmen in livery? Copy away. ... a great way to quickly build playable, good looking armies for the tabletop. Priced between $20 and $30 on Amazon, they are reasonably affordable, even when taking into account the price of the paper and ink. And based on my experience in quickly cutting out a stand of cavalry, I think you could build an impressive army very quickly. I am definitely going to build a War of the Roses army. I may even get the English Civil War book. I have long wanted to have armies for both those conflicts."

- Miniature Wargames

“ … Another wargame book filled with beautifully painted troops… Highly recommended for anyone teaching, or contemplating wargaming, the struggle for the English throne in 1066.”

- Wargames Illustrated

“ … looks like a great way to quickly build playable, good looking armies for the tabletop … I think you could build an impressive army very quickly.”

- MiniatureWargaming.Com

“Besides infantry, cavalry and artillery, Dennis thoughtfully and artistically arms tabletop commanders with everything from buildings to trees and waterways to create a given period’s scenic atmosphere… These inventive books are recommended because they offer both the beginner and the veteran a quick, easy and affordable way to build up formidable opposing forces. Dennis deserves high praise for launching a revival of the art of creating paper soldiers painted so intricately and brilliantly.”

- Toy Solder & Model Figure

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