Little Wars by HG Wells. Rules available online

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Little Wars by HG Wells. Rules available online

Postby ashmie on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:55 pm

Little Wars by HG Wells. It's over a century since he made these rules for wargaming in the garden. The rules are still available and played by some enthusiasts today. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3691/3691-h/3691-h.htm
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Re: Little Wars by HG Wells. Rules available online

Postby job on Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:15 pm

With her husband running around in the lawn with toy soldier, Mrs. Wells must have been pretty embarrassed or very tolerant or both. :D

It is also interesting the rules don't involve the use of dice which is so standard these days. Not even cards.
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Re: Little Wars by HG Wells. Rules available online

Postby Spevna on Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:24 am

The original version had cannons that would actually fire small projectiles. Once people got more involved in the actual painting they didn't like seeing their new paint jobs getting scraped and scratched.


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You only have to play at Little Wars three or four times to realise just what a blundering thing Great War must be
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Re: Little Wars by HG Wells. Rules available online

Postby ashmie on Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:50 am

You only have to play at Little Wars three or four times to realise just what a blundering thing Great War must be

Brilliant. What a great word, blundering.
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