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


General Wargaming

Free Wargame Rules The place for free wargaming rules, some good, some bad, but worth looking

Society of Ancients Website

On Military Matters American source for new, used, and out of print books on military history, wargaming and modeling including many of my books

The Miniatures Page A web magazine for miniature wargamers

Wargaming Miscellany blog Bob Cordery's wargaming blog

Wargaming For Grown Ups blog Graham Evans wargaming blog

Megablitz and more blog Tim Gow, author of Megablitz wargaming blog

Ancients on the Move Phil Steele ex-president of Society of Ancients

Computer Wargames

There are a very limited number of companies producing computer games that are true wargames. Two that are well worth looking at are:

American Based Matrix Games

UK based Slitherine Games

Sites for Figures

Spencer Smith Miniatures A figure manufacturer who has largely cornered the market in the traditional/ classic 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 54mm toy and diorama figures web

Peter Pig Makers of some of the best 15mm figures around

Wargaming Magazines

The Miniatures Page  The web based forums for miniature wargamers

Warfare Magazine  Pen and Sword's online military magazine: contains books reviews, chapters etc.

Academic study of Simulations and Games

S&G Simulation and Gaming Journal The academic journal for simulation/gaming as used in education, training, consultation and research round the world

PAXsims is devoted to the discussion of simulations and serious games that address issues of peace and conflict for educational, training, and policy purposes.

Board Gaming

Web Grognards The boardgaming site on the web

Board Game Geek Database of game related material

ConSimWorld Fine boardgaming site

Decision Games Publishers of Strategy and Tactics, and many ex-SPI Games

Modern Warfare

The Strategy Page James F. Dunnigans site on modern warfare

Web sites of Wargame Development members

Wargame Developments The home page of Wargame Developments

Bob Cordory's Colonial Wars Site

Peter Pig company

Phil Barker WRG, DBA, DBM

Martin Rapier's site with some rare WWII and modern material

Tom Mouat's military fonts site has some interesting wargaming material

Richard Madder's Kriegsspiel site

Bob Cordory's Megablitz site, divisional level wargaming

Wargaming Conferences

In addition to the Innovation in Wargames Conference, there are two other wargaming weekends that focus on the new. The Conference of Wargamers run by Wargame Developments and

Connections is an interdisciplinary conference looking at the potential of wargaming to advance and preserve the science of wargaming. They run an annual conference in the USA each year. USA Connections Conference and UK Connections Conference

The London based Chestnut Wargaming Lodge run an annual (non-residential) wargaming weekend  

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