GDWS members game in most periods. In this section we outline the most
popular periods and rules played at GDWS.
covers warfare from biblical times through the medieval
period to the end of the 15th century. From chariots
through to the fully armoured
The renaissance period covers early modern
warfare from the end of the 15th Century until the end of the 17th Century.
- Eighteenth Century
From the Great Northern war and Marlborough's campaigns at the
start of the century through to the Seven Year's War and American War of
The wars of the French Emperor and related conflicts until 1815.
The continental wars including
the Crimea and Franco-Prussian plus the American Civil War and colonial
conflicts in Africa, India and the Sudan.
World War 1
Whilst the trench warfare of the
Western Front has limited wargame appeal the more open campaigns in the East
and the Middle East offer gaming opportunities. Plus the prelude to war in
World War 2
From the bocage in Normandy to
the steppes of Russia, WW2 remains a popular period for games at GDWS.
Post WW2 conflicts around the
world from Korea to the Gulf.
This covers the sword and sorcery
worlds of Lord of the Rings and Warhammer to science fiction games in the