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Offline Orctrader

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(Very) Early Wargaming
« on: September 08, 2013, 07:48:58 PM »
Just saw this on Antiques Roadshow

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01g3y68

Not sure if people outside of the UK will be able to see it.

Offline Yankeepedlar01

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Re: (Very) Early Wargaming
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 08:12:03 PM »
Just saw this myself! Loved the way he took them to his first posting in Burma! Obviously a true Wargamer!
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Offline inkydave

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Re: (Very) Early Wargaming
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 08:36:03 PM »
Saw it as well. Great stuff.
He had a great big rule book, 1000 plus painted figs and real firing cannon.
Seems like he and his brother invented distance playing/play by mail.
Someones gotta record this and put it on youtube.
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Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: (Very) Early Wargaming
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 09:48:42 PM »
and after having the first possible wargaming army with book and photos its still only worth 3 to 5 quid a figure  lol

Haha!
Interesting figures tho' - I noticed the 1860's Kepi on some and highlanders with a yellow over striped kilt (Gordons?). Maybe some inspiration for Aly Morrison's Shiny Toy Soldiers :D

Offline answer_is_42

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Re: (Very) Early Wargaming
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 12:43:43 AM »
Was going to post this myself. Amazing stuff, would love to have a look at that notebook...
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Offline dijit

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Re: (Very) Early Wargaming
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 06:02:36 PM »
Well they sort of beat pre-slotta minis :)