The History of Wargaming Project

The project aims to make the largest possible collection of wargaming books and rules available to the modern reader. Ranging from second editions of wargaming classics, to professional wargaming rules used by the military and innovations in current wargaming.

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The History of Wargaming Project- Documenting the development of wargaming
Recreational Wargaming Professional Gaming Serious games Military Novels Resourses Book Reviews Links Credits


With thanks to the many people who have assisted with various aspects of the project including:


                Donald Featherstone

                Paddy Griffith

                Charlie Wesencraft

                Family of Lionel Tarr

     John Tunstill

     Charles Grant

     Stuart Asquith

     Richard Brooks

     Phil Barker, WRG

     Thomas Allen

     Peter Perla

     George Gush

     Terry Wise

     Phil Dunn author Sea Battles

     Col. Dunn and Col Kempf - Authors of the The Dunn Kempf Rules

     Tony Hawkins of WD

     Alan Paul of WD

     Rob Morgan who sent me some early material to use.

Fletcher Pratt

              Carol B. who was engaged to Doc Clerk, Fletcher Pratt's Chief Umpire

              Cdr Bothwell USN, rtd. The last of the original Fletcher Pratt Players

Early Wargames

             Rod Repeke, my American Correspondent who helped find some obscure early wargaming Rules

              Robert 'piepenbrink' Who contributed the Tin Army of the Potamic

              Professor Phil Sabin who helped me get access to the Liddel Hart Archive in King College London

              Steve Hicks who kindly sent me some early wargaming rules


              Jessica Curry for her assistance with the graphics of the project

              John B and Tony Hawkins of Wargame Developments who encouraged me to start

               Bob Cordery, Tim Gow, Martin Rapier of Wargame Developments

               Tim Price MBE who kindly allowed me to use many of his fine photographs

     The whose members have offered much help

     John Armatys, WD, for commenting on Donald Featherstone WWII experiences

    Charles McKeller and Allen Curtis, both USA who kindly sent me versions of the Dunn Kempf rules.

     Richard Black and Harry Pearson Link who kindly let me reproduce their definitive list of early wargaming books.


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