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Savage Wilderness by Harold Coyle

Savage Wilderness
I have to admit that this came out as a book I will probably not read again. The premise is interesting, the setting is wonderful, the execution is tepid. I think that part of the problem lies in the fact that the book pretty accurately describes the warfare of the period – Indian raids, guerilla style warfare, not a lot of larger scale battles. I originally picked this up to give me a few ideas for my Old School Wargaming campaign and I have picked up a few items I can use. Small artillery pieces, coehorn mortars, earthworks, possibly even some of the French irregulars or Roger’s Rangers will now play a part in the campaign I have been working on elsewhere.I notice that on Amazon, the book is listed used for $0.07 – yeah, that’s no typo. I would pay more than that if I had to read the book… in paperback… but wouldn’t keep it on my shelf afterwards. Get it from the library like I did.

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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