The aim of this section is to provide access to some very nice
articles written by Andy Callan during the 1980's. The articles
provided not only some very nice rules for the gamer but also many
useful design ideas that could be applied to other periods. I know
that I am not alone in being a fan of the rules and certainly the
frequency that they are mentioned in gaming circles suggest that
others feel the same.
These articles originally appeared in the Miniature Wargames and
Wargames Illustrated magazines and are recreated here with the kind
permission of the author. I have tried, as nearly as possible, to
reproduce the original articles as they first appeared and without
adding or taking away anything from them. There are though a few
alterations suggested by the author to clarify misleading parts.
The articles are thus solely the creative work of Andy Callan, although
the errors in grammar, etc are likely to be mine. I hope that you
like the articles and find them useful. If you do, or if you have
any questions for myself or Mr. Callan, contact me at Nick.
I will pass on any material to Mr Callan. I would particularly urge
you to contact Mr Callan if you find the articles useful. He is
considering writing some more and I think that it would be nice
if the gaming community could encourage him, in this way, to do
Nick Dorrell, Jan. 2005
Files and American Scramble: An excellent and innovative
set of rules for the American war of Independence. Aimed at 15mm
figures but easily convertible to other scales. Originally published
in Wargames Illustrated, No. 1, Sept. 1987. Download a playsheet
for these rules, used by kind permission of Vincent Tsao.
'Noddy' ACW Riverine Rules: A simple, yet effective, set
of rules for recreating American Civil War naval actions on rivers.
Originally published in Miniature Wargames, No. 14, 1984.