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Duke Seifried and the Development of American Miniature Wargaming

including Duke's Melee (1960) and Jim Getz's Napoleonique (1971)

 13 Dec 2017

by Duke Seifried

Edited by John Curry and Jim Getz

Uncle Duke is one of those larger than life characters who helped develop miniature wargaming in the United States. The Jack Scruby Award (1995) summarised him as an American original, an entrepreneur and business man, a master sculptor, designer, and painter, a rule writer, publisher, and historian, a master showman, salesman, and advocate. He was also a good friend of Donald Featherstone.

It is impossible to discuss the development of early American miniature wargaming without discussing Duke and the many people he collaborated with over the years. This book is a celebration of his contribution.

The book includes:

The Jack Scruby Award 1995 citation. 

The MWAN tribute of 1989 by Hal Thinglum.

Early memories of American miniature wargaming and reflections by Duke and his lifelong friend Jim Getz.

Many previously unpublished photographs of early games.

The book also includes two complete key sets of rules that were a huge influence on American wargaming:

Melee (1960) by Duke.

Napoleonique: A Miniature Wargame Strategic- Tactical Manoeuvre in the Napoleonic Era (1979) Written by Jim Getz with the assistance of Duke Seifried.

This book is published by the History of Wargaming Project as part on ongoing efforts to document the development of wargaming.

 The book is available from Amazon and other online book stores.

Product details:     
119 pages
History of Wargaming Project
     Dimensions (cm):
21.59 wide x 27.94 tall

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