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    196 KB Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)02:00 No.18365007  
    >H. G. Wells, The English Novelist, Playing an Indoor War Game
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)02:02 No.18365032
    >Little Wars is a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers, written by H. G. Wells in 1913. Its full title is Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)02:03 No.18365041
    H.G. Wells was fucking BADASS.
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    Little Wars = Floorhammer.
    It begins.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)09:20 No.18366975
    Seriously, is there anything that man can't do?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)09:23 No.18366997
    Fukken hell, this is available on Gutenberg! Now I know what I'm gonna be reading tonight.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)09:29 No.18367048
    >Be bored
    >Get tin soldiers with friends and a miniature cannon.
    >plink tin soldiers with said cannons.
    >H.G. Wells and Co: "This shit be insane, we need rules, like actual war."
    >Wargaming pioneers

    the story behind Little Wars is funny.
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    I guess it's safe to say Wells would play Tau, right? He was all about Utopianism.
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    Thus ends the Battle of Hook's Farm, and the first 'battle report' in wargaming history.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:04 No.18367294
    But he wasn't a weeaboo faggot.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:05 No.18367299
    Warhammer 1K
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:08 No.18367314
    I think this is more Warhammer 1.8K

    Warhammer 1K would be more like Warhammer Fantasy with knights - however with epic battles like "The Battle of Hastings".

    Warhammer 2K would be modern time with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:09 No.18367323
    One of the great things about Little Wars is Wells describing the development process in detail, how they added features and rules, how the military types were utterly indecisive during play and so on.

    That and some things probably everyone can identify with:

    "Primitive attempts to realise the dream were interrupted by a great rustle and chattering of lady visitors. They regarded the objects upon the floor with the empty disdain of their sex for all imaginative things."

    Though of course there was the one woman he writes of rather favourably for not being disparaging and taking the photos of their game, not sure if mention of her playing is made, though it would not surprise me that she did.

    "It was an easy task for the head of the household to evict his offspring, annex these advantages[gaming room with a cork floor], and set about planning a more realistic country. (I forget what became of the children.)"
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:11 No.18367333

    When reading it, I was amused by Wells' irritability at the lady visitors, considering he was a great lover of women and pursued them often and vigorously. He just had no tolerance for any frivolity in the War Game!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:12 No.18367337
    I have a new-found respect for H.G. Wells.
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    >this whole thread

    First thread seen today, and likely the best.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:12 No.18367341
    Aw shit, this made my day.
    The nice thought that all our /tg/-stuff has history.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:13 No.18367345
    Bitches sneered at his hobby.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:15 No.18367357
    Little Wars : http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3691

    and Floor Games, basically the first sourcebook ever : http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3690
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    >"Primitive attempts to realise the dream were interrupted by a great rustle and chattering of lady visitors. They regarded the objects upon the floor with the empty disdain of their sex for all imaginative things."
    >the empty disdain of their sex for all imaginative things.
    This part made me laugh harder than it probably should have.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:24 No.18367405
    As it should be.
    >> H+ 03/18/12(Sun)10:29 No.18367439
    This thread only has 20 some replies, but it still deserves an archive.

    Also, H.G. Wells is now my new hero.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:32 No.18367464
    Since Little Wars was published in 1913, I hope there's something notable happening at wargame shows and such to commemorate the centenary, what might even be blaggable as 100 years of (popular/published) wargames.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:35 No.18367484
    if only he'd developed his own rules for scifi combat. it would have been so much different...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:36 No.18367497
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    It's sad how many people don't know that H G Wells is the father of modern wargaming (And by extension, RPGs)
    He's the reason this board is here.
    And since he's the father of science fiction as well...

    We have a lot to thank him for.

    And now in vague relation, Peter Cushing was a fa/tg/uy too:

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:37 No.18367500
    I thought there was a supplement he did for War of the Worlds?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:39 No.18367512
    "One impossible paladin slew in succession nine men and turned defeat to victory, to the extreme exasperation of the strategist who had led those victims to their doom."

    This is actually a great read! Thanks OP!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:41 No.18367517

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:42 No.18367523
    not too much to add, but bumping this awesomeness.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:42 No.18367527
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    Little Wars isn't really the predecessor of todays wargames.

    It didn't have much general impact, there was no real wargaming hobby started by LW, the reason it's so relatively well know todays is just that is was written by Wells.
    The real start of wargaming as a hobby to which todays scene can be traced back was in the late '50s with Don Featherstone and Jack Scruby.

    It's like Cugnot's car, it's technically the first but it didn't start the automobile industry.

    Although LW isn't even the first miniature wargame either, there's one described in an Scribners Magazine article from 1898:

    And 'War Games for Boy Scouts' from 1910.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:44 No.18367541

    If you want to get real particular, then the Kriegspiel of the Prussian War School was really the first 'modern' wargame with figures and rules.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:48 No.18367568
    Go here, saying fuck your shit I existed over a thousand years before your sorry ass
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:49 No.18367580
    Yeah, it wasn't a miniature wargame though.
    (Unless you want to consider wood blocks miniatures.)
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:49 No.18367581
    Hell, it would not surprise me that the Chinese were playing wargames in 200BCE.

    Gotta give Wells credit though, since he's the one most notably looked back on, making it a game for adults and not just kids, and not a training aid.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)10:54 No.18367614
    Circa 4000BCE Ig and Ook played the first true wargame, Rock. It ended after a brilliant play in the third turn when Ook smashed Ig's head in with his general.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:00 No.18367649
    He does say in the introduction that he knows it's by no means the first of its kind. It was just that no other rulesets had been made readily available to the English gentleman who might wish to partake of such a civilised and manly contest of intellect and wills as this.
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    Starting vintage wargaming dump.
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    May 1974.
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    June 1972.
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    February 1970.
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    Battle report from a game played in 1971, published in 1973.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:38 No.18368001

    Pause at 0.50. Cushing has different coloured eyes, I did not know that.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:41 No.18368017

    *lays out battlefield, casually sparks up cigarette*

    What a guy
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    Around 1972.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:43 No.18368048
    well, wikipedia says Wells is the father of miniature war gamming, so it must be true~~
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:48 No.18368084
    rolled 56 = 56

    >"LITTLE WARS" is the game of kings--for players in an inferior social position.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:48 No.18368087
    >And at last our rules have reached stability, and we regard them now with the virtuous pride of men who have persisted in a great undertaking and arrived at precision after much tribulation. There is not a piece of constructive legislation in the world, not a solitary attempt to meet a complicated problem, that we do not now regard the more charitably for our efforts to get a right result from this apparently easy and puerile business of fighting with tin soldiers on the floor.
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    Around 1971.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:55 No.18368152

    >using a foot ruler that is actually 15"
    >swapping your opponents with a 11" one

    this is the sort of magic the hobby has lost
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)11:58 No.18368186

    >1966: first known sighting of Nerd Pocketus Protectus
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:00 No.18368208

    Funnily enough this is what my gaming group looks like in 2012
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    Beginning of the '60s.

    I wish todays neckbeards would look like this.
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    Dose hills
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:04 No.18368245
    >Now for a while you listen to General H. G. W., of the Blue Army. You hear tales of victory. The photographs of the battlefields are by a woman war-correspondent, A. C. W., a daring ornament of her sex.
    >Marrying a girl gamer
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:06 No.18368265

    >medals on display

    From the period when the bulk of the players were WW2 vets
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    Unknown date.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:08 No.18368280

    I've seen those before, that was for a massive Stalingrad game fought between American and Brit gamers, IIRC.
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    Donald Featherstone, one of the most influential persons on early miniature wargaming was also a WW2 vet.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:11 No.18368317

    Ruddle was a fucking legend, he built a roughly-to-scale recreation of Europe and India in his garden, and fought a massive solitare campaign where he kept track of
    every officer's career, maintained rolls, and so on. I read a lot about him as a kid.



    Another legend; indeed, he served with the Royal Tank Regiment in North Africa
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:12 No.18368323
    Its amazing how even handed most of these reports are. This is what we get these days:

    Condescending BBC twats
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    December 1972.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:13 No.18368334
    >Wife buys gynecologist model soldiers to distract him from all the women he gets to meet
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:23 No.18368432

    In all fairness, that was a pretty neutral article.

    See the recent article in a Greek newspaper if you want genuinely bad reporting on our hobby.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:24 No.18368443
    Great thread!
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    September 1973.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:29 No.18368486

    Neutral? The title is :Why are adults still launching tabletop war?

    But I know what you mean, that Greek was was just awful
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    September 1960.
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    Also September 1960.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:32 No.18368521
    But the actual article goes on to explain why they're still doing it, etc.
    It seems worse than it is.
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:35 No.18368553
    That's like saying an article called "Why are adults still breathing air?" that goes on to basically go "because air is necessary" is a horrible article bashing air breathers because the title, taken out of context, sounds bad.
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    >tfw my father actually designed a wargame way back when

    Feels good, man.
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    September 1965.
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    You cant say anything on tg sometimes without someone taking offence
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    please don't ruin this thread by ranting about that stupid insignificant 40k article.
    >> James Joyce 03/18/12(Sun)12:43 No.18368612
    Tom Goes to the Mayor was a horrible show.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:43 No.18368619
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:43 No.18368620

    let's see someone take offence to THAT!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:44 No.18368625
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    1964, first published in 1953.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:45 No.18368631
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:46 No.18368639
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    May 1968.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:47 No.18368645
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    >this thread
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:49 No.18368655
    greek article?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:50 No.18368668
    Basically went "people who play Warhammer are Nazis".

    Funny as hell.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:50 No.18368669
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:51 No.18368674
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:51 No.18368676
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:52 No.18368679
    ...Eh. I can see how someone might draw that conclusion.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:52 No.18368680
    I love it that Wells fantasizes about huge battles and campaigns. Something I think most of us do as well.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:52 No.18368685
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:53 No.18368687
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:53 No.18368688
    >$11 for a miniature of earnest hemmingway coming out of a jungle hut with a bunch of bananas in one hand and a bottle of gin aloft in the other

    I'd buy it.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)12:53 No.18368690
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:00 No.18368741
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:01 No.18368761
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:02 No.18368764
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:03 No.18368778
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    Also 1957.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:04 No.18368782
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:05 No.18368800
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:07 No.18368820
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    August 1970.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:08 No.18368824
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:09 No.18368830
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:10 No.18368835
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:14 No.18368859
    Oh hey, it's Arneson.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:15 No.18368862
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    May 1970.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:17 No.18368870
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    These pictures show scenes from the TV series Callan, like >>18367810 and >>18367821
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:17 No.18368872
    More wargamers should be British Colonels in suits.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:18 No.18368878
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:22 No.18368900
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    Fall 1971.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:23 No.18368903
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:23 No.18368904
    It does make everything look way more respectable than a bunch of fat hairy neckbeards in stained Iron Maiden T-shirts standing around a table.

    Damn it, I'ma gon make an effort to look smart for my next game now. Or at least smart-casual.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:25 No.18368918
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    January 1969.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:30 No.18368947

    >>he is 33

    Jesus! This guy is a year older than me but looks about 50. He must have had a rough old life
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:37 No.18369012
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    May 1971.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:37 No.18369017
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    right there on the page, Centurion tank gunner/operator and merchant navy. So quite probably yes.

    Also, The Centurion is a sexy tank.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:38 No.18369025
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:40 No.18369033
    Sexy, sexy Centurion
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:40 No.18369040
    Shit. From classy, well mannered gentlemen it turned to unwashed raging assholes.
    What has gone wrong?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:41 No.18369041
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    Unknown date.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:41 No.18369049
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    December 1967.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:43 No.18369060
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    May 1963.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:44 No.18369069

    Well, the guy in >>18368918 is unmarried and has "lots of time for hobbies" so...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:44 No.18369072

    Suits used to be the Jeans&Tee back in the day.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:44 No.18369076
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:45 No.18369079
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:47 No.18369087
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:47 No.18369089
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    The 80's.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:47 No.18369094
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:47 No.18369095
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:48 No.18369102
    Fought in real wars.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:48 No.18369104
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:49 No.18369112
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    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 03/18/12(Sun)13:50 No.18369119
    To think, that guy, plus Rick priestly, created GW as we know it.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:51 No.18369129
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:54 No.18369141
    I jelly
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:54 No.18369148
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    October 1972.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:55 No.18369153
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)13:58 No.18369175
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    >Sunday, 2 May 2010
    >I was sad to hear today of the death of Bob O Brien, one of the movers behind the Wargames Research Group.
    >Bob's interests covered wargaming from earliest recorded history onwards and on land or sea and in the air. His impact on the hobby has yet to be fully assessed but he will be missed. As a veteran of WWII both with the BEF in 1941 and later in North Africa his store of ancedotes could both enlighten and distract. When telling him about our BattleAxe game 2 years ago I mentioned Halfaya Pass, his response 'I know it well'. Few men have driven the along the whole of the coast from the southern border of Turkey to Tunis. Much of it more than once.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:02 No.18369219
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    End the dump ends here, credit for most of the scans goes to http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.de/
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:03 No.18369229
    Little Wars was not the first by far

    yer gonna have to go a bit further back than what Wells did for what may be considered the first

    hell technically if you want to go REALLY far back then ya go tto go back to Hamarubis time. thats the first recorded instance of using a set of rules for military mauvers

    Kreigspeil-released 1812
    and its still played today pretty much in its original rule state

    good to see all these old pics. people need to remember the roots of wargaming
    >> PuzzlesMcFuzzles 03/18/12(Sun)14:05 No.18369245
    >But our latest development has been in the direction of killing hand to hand or taking prisoners. We found it necessary to distinguish between an isolated force and a force that was merely a projecting part of a larger force. We made a definition of isolation. After a considerable amount of trials we decided that a man or a detachment shall be considered to be isolated when there is less than half its number of its own side within a move of it. Now, in actual civilised warfare small detached bodies do not sell their lives dearly; a considerably larger force is able to make them prisoners without difficulty. Accordingly we decided that if a blue force, for example, has one or more men isolated, and a red force of at least double the strength of this isolated detachment moves up to contact with it, the blue men will be considered to be prisoners.

    Even in a wargame you've got to be a gentleman. It IS quite barbaric to not be able to take prisoners.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:11 No.18369317
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    Oldest True-True-Scale army.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:11 No.18369323
    The library I work at has a copy of Floor Games in the Rare Book Room. I know what I'm doing next week.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:18 No.18369402

    God, you should see the early models. They used to be so fucking terrible.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:33 No.18369537
    I'm pleasantly surprised my university library has one copy as well.

    I know what I'll do during my lunch break tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:35 No.18369560
    >your university has a rare books room

    I'm so jealous! Fuck, I wish my school was big and old enough to have a rare books room. Not that it wouldbe used much by the majority of the school..
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:49 No.18369670
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    >The Terra Cotta Army is actually the largest model collection for the worlds biggest war game
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:49 No.18369676
    Just checked the online catalogue. Our version of Floor Games is only the version from 1931. We do have a copy Little Wars from 1913, though.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)14:50 No.18369681
    ...and tomorrow, you have to either field /your/ army.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)15:20 No.18369958
    >Mostly, he prefers to play solo games, as these can then last for days
    >> Cpt. Jarem 03/18/12(Sun)16:33 No.18370519
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    Now I have a purpose to find good job, marry and have a son.
    So I can pass to him my wargaming hobby, and always have ready opponent until he is 19.

    "Son, leave those textbooks, siege of Tobruk awaits"
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)18:49 No.18371938
    In order to keep a reminder of our games' past, and to have the story of the ancient wargames written for the future generations :

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)20:06 No.18372929
    Kriegsspiel is really Old_School.

    1st Edition in 1812,
    Revised in 1824,
    2nd Edition in 1862.

    And endorsed by Bismarck! It was THE hot shit to do in the Prussian Officer Corps in the 1860s, while the Frenchies were off hunting frogs or somesuch, with the expected results.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)20:08 No.18372942
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    1st Edition Kriegsspiel Table
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    1st Edition Kriegsspiel Table, opened details.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/12(Sun)21:15 No.18373652

    Good god that thing must be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)04:02 No.18377950
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    >mfw i live where this game was based
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)04:59 No.18378246
    Union forces used the Hale Springs Inn(south side of main street) as their HQ during the occupation. Confederate forces used the Kyle House directly across the street from the Hale Springs Inn as their HQ during the confederate occupation.

    fuck Jonesborough
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)11:38 No.18380095
    Notice the quantity and the quality of terrain in those pics. It's awesome. The tactics were about utilizing your position to your advantage and not in taking the best units list. I wish terrain in WHFB mattered more, in ETC enviroment it's being dumbed down and made more and more irrelevant. And in base rulebook the terrain is a liability more often than not. I'm only a noob so I usually presume that terrain matter and try to position myself accordingly only to learn that it doesn't do shit and get blown to bits by some warmachine or shooters.
    I mean it's been 8 edition - they should come up with a set of maps like they use in Starcraft of other RTS video games. OF course they can't balance the gmae as it is but I'd still take it.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)11:53 No.18380199
    Notice the quantity and the quality of terrain in those pics. It's awesome. The tactics were about utilizing your position to your advantage and not in taking the best units list. I wish terrain in WHFB mattered more, in ETC enviroment it's being dumbed down and made more and more irrelevant. And in base rulebook the terrain is a liability more often than not. I'm only a noob so I usually presume that terrain matter and try to position myself accordingly only to learn that it doesn't do shit and get blown to bits by some warmachine or shooters.
    I mean it's been 8 editions - they should have come up with a set of maps like they use in Starcraft of other RTS video games. OF course they can't balance the gmae as it is but I'd still take it.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)12:03 No.18380265
    You probably just need to stop playing warhammer, and find an alternative.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)13:42 No.18381018
    And what about creating some additional rules to makes it that terrains matters in Wharhammer and 40k instead of being only decorative ? Just something like increasing the cover save of walls and obstacles could change a lot.

    > I fire my bolters at your guardsmen
    > You're aware of the fact that this aegis defense gives a 3+ cover save to my soldiers, right ?
    > ... well, shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)13:48 No.18381083
    yeah, instead of
    >I hide my unit in a forest
    >It gives them nothing
    >units get's shot to death
    >well shit
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)14:06 No.18381229
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    He's not so well-known anymore, but Dennis Wheatley was also a proto-fa/tg/uy. He created a few German style wargames, ironically enough to warn people about the dangers of the hun.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)14:45 No.18381566
    This thread is going to make it into the Best-Of at the end of the year, I'm telling ya.


    I LOL'd.
    > Bryan Hansel
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)14:59 No.18381682
    >a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books
    Wells described us /tg/ denizens better than anyone ever did
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)15:32 No.18381942

    And there was no deodorant, and guys wore the same shirt under a woll suit all week and just changed the shirt collar every day.

    They all stank.

    I'm from the 70s, and I remember when deodorant was introduced - the world changed.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)15:41 No.18382025
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    >H. G. Wells, The English Novelist, Cooking Spaghetti
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)16:28 No.18382442
    We should ask moot to put it at the top of the page.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)16:43 No.18382600
    Not only is the quality of these old miniatures quite amazing, but so is the price. Once upon a time wargaming was for all eccentrics, not just the wildly rich ones.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)18:52 No.18383968
    I think you are not accounting for inflation.

    Prices back then are not all that different to ones today, model for model and accounting for inflation. But amount of disposable income and leisure time has also increased, which actually makes it more of the reverse, that back then it was for the wealthy and now not really so much.

    What has changed to alter the market is the visibility and increasingly widespread knowledge of wargaming, along with there being far more places to get games and people to play.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)19:04 No.18384147
    At today's prices the Chieftain in >>18368327 would cost ~$3.20.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/12(Mon)19:05 No.18384167
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    he makes that face when he has sex

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