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I just finished reading H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds". Good read. But I looked the old dog up on wikipedia and found this:

 

"Seeking a more structured way to play war games, H.G. Wells wrote Floor Games (1911) followed by Little Wars (1913). Little Wars is recognised today as the first recreational wargame and Wells is regarded by gamers and hobbyists as 'the Father of Miniature Wargaming.'"

 

Here is the page on Little Wars:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Wars

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I just finished reading H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds". Good read. But I looked the old dog up on wikipedia and found this:

 

"Seeking a more structured way to play war games, H.G. Wells wrote Floor Games (1911) followed by Little Wars (1913). Little Wars is recognised today as the first recreational wargame and Wells is regarded by gamers and hobbyists as 'the Father of Miniature Wargaming.'"

 

Here is the page on Little Wars:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Wars

 

Yep. If I recall correctly, on this very forums there was a link to the Project Gutenberg e-book for that. It is worth looking for it, as it is peppered with the odd comment here and there about the puzzlement of Well's acquaintances when they were to visit and find him with another grown up friend playing with toy soldiers in the living room.

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One of the little know facts behind HG is that he frequently devised new games to play. In fact his penchant for his made up games got so bad that when invited to one of his gatherings he would frequently make his guests play before they were "allowed" to leave.

 

 

Ah, forgive me... Part of my English Minor showing off :)

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"Little Wars" is actually a pretty good read. I found it rather interesting how he and his friends devised the game.

 

 

I like how he evicted his son from his bedroom. "It was an easy task for the head of the household to evict his

offspring, annex these advantages, and set about planning a more realistic country. (I forget what became of the children.)"

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