I thought i should share a few interesting titbits(no not those sort of tits steve 🙂 ) I have found on line that may be of interest to wargamers in general.
First up we have the first real set of wargames rules for model soldiers HG wells little wars Little Wars (A Game for Boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books) – as this is out of copywrite it is a available at project Guttenberg here
I remember a long time ago seeing a club doing a little wars game with all the players decked out in Edwardian gear.
Moving along time wise we have the Small Wars Manual United States a USMC manual on you guessed small wars a manual on tactics and strategies for engaging in certain types of military operations.
The online version is the 1940’s edition. Its a treasure trove of information on small unit tactics and other more exotic details like how to tell age of horses and mules when you are buying local animals for mounted patrols. Its still on the USMC suggested reading list
Finally we jump to 1965 and Vietnam for those of you that have watched We Where Soldiers you can get the actual after action report here