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  • Writer's picturePeter Berthoud

Combat

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Combat, Pepys Series


First Published: circa 1939, Pepys Series

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited but "issued with permission of the publishers of 'Jutland' ".

Contents: A printed envelope/postal wrapper containing 2 Rules Sheets and 2 identical Playing Pads. Nb. There are two versions with subtle differences.


Combat Version 1- Envelope Front

Combat Version 1- Envelope Front


Combat Version 1 - Rules Sheet

Combat Version 1 - Rules Sheet


Combat Version 1 - Worked Example of play on the rear of Rules Sheet

Combat Version 1 - Worked Example of play on the rear of Rules Sheet


The double-sided sheets in the playing pads are unfilled versions of the worked example above.

Combat Version 1- Envelope Back

Combat Version 1- Envelope Back


Combat Version 2 - Envelope Front

Combat Version 2 - Envelope Front

In version 2 the price is boldly displayed and the number of games has dropped from 32 to 30.


Combat Version 2 - Rules Sheet

Combat Version 2 - Rules Sheet


At the bottom of the rules sheet in Version 2 is the line " 'Combat' is issued by permission of the publishers of 'Jutland' ". The game of Jutland is almost identical to Combat and was published in pad form in the 1920s and in board game format in 1955.

Jutland by H.P.Gibson circa 1925.

Jutland by H.P.Gibson circa 1925.


Combat Version 2- Envelope Back

Combat Version 2- Envelope Back



Neither version of the game bears an address nor a mention of Castell Brothers.



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