|Dorking 1875 map by Ilya Kudriashov|
Dorking 1875: The German Conquest of Britain, designed by Mark Wightman, is based on the genre-defining classic of military alt-hist fiction, The Battle of Dorking, by G.T. Chesney. In this 1871 novella (originally appearing as a serial in Blackwoods Magazine), Chesney asked what would happen if Britain was to be invaded in the near future. His answer: the ill-prepared and outdated military would be crushed by a newly reunified Germany. Not so far-fetched considering it came on the heels of the humiliating and alarming defeat of the Second French Empire in a whirlwind campaign a year before. The story sent shockwaves throughout the general public, and jump-started important reforms in the British military.
Wightman’s Dorking 1875 recreates one version of the most famous battle that never was.
|Dorking 1875 cover by Tom Russell|
|Counters by Ilya Kudriashov|
Dorking 1875: The German Conquest of Britain coming in October from Tiny Battle Publishing.