Phil Barker's major contribution has been as an innovative writer of games mechanisms. He has described his rules-writing philosophy as simply "It is my aim to produce the most accurate and playable rules I possibly can"
The WRG Ancients rule series were both the first rule books professionally printed and the first universal rule set. They went through 7 editions and were the standard ancient wargames rules from 1969 until replaced by DBM in 1993.
This reprint includes:
The classic Introduction to ancient warfare The Airfix Guide to Ancient Wargaming by Phil Barker.
Advice on tactics
Guide to sources
How ancient wargaming began
Sample army lists
The complete WRG 6th edition rules for simulating every aspect of ancient and medieval warfare, from the battlefield to full scale sieges and shipboard fighting.