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
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About the History of Wargaming Project


The aim of the project has been to document and make available key developments in the past and present of wargaming; professional, hobby and educational use. Since 2008, the project has published extensively; with sixty wargaming books now in print as of 2015. Thirty-seven of the books are second editions of the original (often with new material), twenty-three are new and the military wargames (as in used by various armed forces) have not been previously published. The project also has disseminated the developments in wargaming with articles, consultancy and conferences. All material is reproduced with the copyright owners' agreement or is out of copyright (due to its age).

The editorial board for the project includes Major Mouat SO2 Simulations, Defence Academy of the UK and Arthur Harman, Wargame Developments.

Some have additional material to suppliment the original rules, such as ORBATs, period tactics or optional updates that were playtested to make the rules more suitable for modern wargamers and include various aides to help the wargamer starting playing as soon as possible. For example, the Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargaming rules have optional rules to speed the game up, an online ship card generator to take the effort out of building the ship cards the game needs, a sample scenario, commentary on the rules, previously unpublished material etc...

YouTube video introduction to The History of Wargaming Project: Part 1

YouTube video introduction to The History of Wargaming Project: Part 2



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