A Game of War with Angela Rippon.

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A Game of War with Angela Rippon.

Postby ashmie on Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:14 pm

http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com ... f-war.html

About 6 or 7 years ago I was working in Sussex with a chap called Major in a dispatch print company for graphic design. Major was the man who got me back into wargaming and introduced me to military history as a subject. Major is now one of my closest friends back home as a result. He also lent me an old battered vhs copy of a programme that had been on Channel 4. It was called A Game of War and it was televisions attempt to turn wargames into a spectator sport. It was a laugh and very unique to say the least. It was here we got the idea for Gloy as a character. Arthur Harman and Paddy Griffith, then big names in the war games world took us through the tactics of a battle and explained the dice rolls. Most of the time Arthur seemed to be making up the odds from off the top of his head and just rolling away aimlessly. :) When they were explaining rules and orders they made a distinct wargaming hand chop to emphasise a point.
I'm now desperately trying to find a copy of this show but have had no luck on youtube. If any of you expert downloaders could point me in the right direction I would be extremely grateful. :)

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