Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Exciting New WSS Information --

Today marks the release of some exciting new information about the Spanish Theatre of the War of Spanish Succession.

There is a great deal of information in the English language about the northern (Marlburian) theatre of the war . . . but a great deal less about the two southern theatres (Italy and Spain).

Today that has changed as a group called "The Catalan Wargames Resource" has released its first publication, "Catalonia Stands Alone: 1713-1714: The Catalans' War" in .pdf format. Best of all it is Free!

Click on the above title to get to the download page of this 44-page .pdf file. It not only has maps and information about battles, but also has information and illustrations of uniforms and flags for quite a number of units.

I haven't had a chance to read it yet (it is in English by the way), but I've done a quick scan and I can already see that there is a lot of information that I will use.

The image at the top of the article is of the "cover" of the booklet; and the second (to the left) is of the three pages of flags to print and use that are also included in the download.

Click on the link above to go to the download page for this wonderful information . . . OR . . . go to the group's homepage:

http://www.wargames.cat/

While I believe it is in the Catalan language, they do have links to translations into a number of other languages (click on your appropriate flag).

Let us all salute this group of gamer/historians who have added a wonderful resource for our hobby.


-- Jeff

9 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Aha - great minds, Jeff, think alike!

I had that release date on my calendar to remind me to go and pick it up...... no excuses now for you to finally embark on that little Spanish WSS project you've mentioned so many times :o))

tradgardmastare said...

Thanks for the pointer to the download - its fantastic...
cheers
Alan

Capt Bill said...

Thanks for the info! Great info for folks of our ilk...Bill

Grimsby Mariner said...

Thanks for the heads up Jeff. It is certainly a welcome addition to my library.

tidders said...

Thnaks for bringing this to our attention. There's enough flags for an imagi-nation army.

-- Allan

abdul666 said...

A rare and precious find - thanks for sharing!
Will you (ab)use the peculiar flexibility / elasticity of the 'EvE' world to integrate this campaign in 'our 'Urope?
Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Snickering Corpses said...

Despite not having any WSS plans, I've spent a chunk of time absorbed with the contents of this. It's an excellent work. Well done to them.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Jeff - knowing your interest in the Spanish forces I came across this today and thought you might be interested... the whole site is very good, but this is just for the Spanish specific articles... it's in French but easily translatable...

http://vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/archives/arch_esp.htm

Soldadets said...

Hi again Jeff,

I've thought that someone in your community could be interested on this:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=161714

Best wishes,
Lluís
www.wargames.cat