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 History of Wargaming articles, It wasn't always miniature games
gjnoronh
Posted: May 16 2009, 09:00 PM


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I'm going to try and collect interesting articles on key moments in wargaming history in this thread. I realize for younger folks whose first wargaming was miniature gaming - likely GW, we may not realize where this stuff came from.

Avalon hill - was the big initial introduction to wargaming for the masses
http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/sub.cfm?i...&articleID=1214

Gary Gygax and Dungeons and Dragons brought 'fantasy' to the gaming world. GW literally was making cribbage boards and selling them until they heard about this product Dungeons and Dragons and decided to start selling Dungeons and Dragons it in the UK.
http://z2.invisionfree.com/herdstone/index...pic=14010&st=15


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Finnigan2004
Posted: May 18 2009, 08:19 AM


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Personally, I still remember chainmail. I might even still have a copy somewhere. I eventually put it up for Dungeons and Dragons and other wargames-- even though you could mix them together. Eventually they came out with Battlesystem specifically for D&D. Ah, the good old days.

http://www.google.ca/click?sa=T&ct=res&cd=...=0&u=74860&xr=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlesystem
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gjnoronh
Posted: May 18 2009, 09:32 AM


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Thanks Finnigan!



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Finnigan2004
Posted: May 18 2009, 01:54 PM


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No problem.

The best part then was that when someone cried out, "Hey, ten thousand orcs against a hundred elves? That's cheesey!"

It was so simple to respond, "Yeah? I'm the d.m., so shut up." wink.gif

- Ken
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gjnoronh
Posted: May 19 2009, 08:10 AM


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

Possibly the earliest civilian wargame game courtesy of warpmaster.


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gjnoronh
Posted: May 25 2009, 04:27 PM


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Finnigan2004
Posted: Jun 22 2009, 06:36 PM


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Here's another link that I don't think you've gotten. Lots of information in general about wargaming here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wargame
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Posted: Jun 22 2009, 06:39 PM


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gjnoronh
Posted: Jun 23 2009, 09:17 AM


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Thanks man!


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gjnoronh
Posted: Jul 1 2009, 04:25 PM


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A review of third edition WFB (the first 'modern' recognizable edition of WFB IMO)

http://imperatorcarnifex.wordpress.com/

A very nice compilation of no longer available old GW rules including the storm of chaos Daemonic legions list
Asrai list


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gjnoronh
Posted: May 14 2011, 05:21 AM


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Here's a nice review of changes in WFB over the editions
http://warhammer.org.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.ph...060503#p1060503



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gjnoronh
Posted: Jun 26 2013, 08:18 PM


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A nice interview with a guy who had major effect on the evolution of warhammer including the hordes of chaos book and sixth edition.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8524628/Interview-w-Tuomas-Pirinen


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gjnoronh
Posted: Aug 3 2013, 04:28 AM


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gjnoronh
Posted: May 22 2014, 08:44 PM


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Read through of early white dwarf issues
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?635079...pages-at-a-time


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gjnoronh
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Read through of early white dwarf issues
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?635079...pages-at-a-time


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