March 03, 2015

A Daily Dose of Useless Tidbits for 03march2015


WWI Observation Balloon. 1/35th scale scratch built diorama by Alan Frowen
More images HERE
 
The Art of the Toy Soldier...

 Neat article (READ HERE) from a couple years back on the BBC website about wargaming. "It is been over a century since HG Wells published the first proper set of rules for hobby war games. There's a hardcore of gamers who are still playing in his style." Also pretty cool is the fact HG Wells's lead soldiers  are still in the possession of his family. His great-grandson Prof Dominic Wells remembers many day-long games with them against his father. Illustrated London News picture of HG Wells war gaming was "remarkably similar to what we were doing," he says
llustrated London News picture from 1913, showing Wells measuring a move with string
        HG Wells great-grandson Prof Dominic Wells with HG's original figures

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