112 pages, lavishly illustrated in full colour, A4 Softback
With 1644 the reader is given a very enjoyable insight into the English Civil War, together with plenty of additional help and advice to enable either the experienced, or novice player to get the maximum enjoyment from playing an interesting and challenging game devised by one of the best writers in the wargames industry, Rick Priestley.
1644 has many facets; it is not just a set of wargames rules. For those interested in painting, there are sections written by Kevin Dallimore giving step by step instructions (with illustrations) on how to paint a pikeman and flags. Those interested in 17th century history will find interesting background articles on the Bishops Wars, the English Civil War and the Thirty Years’ War together with information about uniforms, troop types and artillery.
There are Army Lists for the experienced player relating to the Thirty Years’ War as well as the English Civil War (Early Royalist, Early Parliamentarian, Late Royalist, The New Model, Montrose Scots, Scots Covenanters, Thirty Years War Imperialist, Thirty Years War Swedish , 17th Century Polish, Elizabethan English, Pirates & Buccaneers, Marlburian French & Allies, Marlburian British & Allies), whilst for the inexperienced player, there is a section offering help and advice on the individual selection of models for building two opposing armies.