Little Wars By H. G. Wells Pdf
Download Little Wars By H. G. Wells Pdf book free online – from Little Wars By H. G. Wells Pdf book The game revolves around lead soldiers and battlefields made from whatever materials were on hand, usually blocks or other toys.
Little Wars is considered by some to be the first modern table top war game. It includes rules for infantry, cavalry, and even artillery in the form of toy naval guns that launch projectiles. In addition to being a war game manual, the development of the game is revealed as well as Wells’ belief in pacifism.
Now, in actual civilized warfare small detached bodies do not sell their lives dearly; a considerably larger force is able to make them prisoners without difficulty. Accordingly we decided that if a blue force, for example, has one or more men isolated, and a red force of at least double the strength of this isolated detachment moves up to contact with it, the blue men will be considered to be prisoners. Download Little Wars By H. G. Wells Pdf book free online – from Little Wars By H. G. Wells Pdf book The game revolves around lead soldiers
That seemed fair; but so desperate is the courage and devotion of lead soldiers, that it came to this, that any small force that got or seemed likely to get isolated and caught by a superior force instead of waiting to be taken prisoners, dashed at its possible captors and slew them man for man. It was manifestly unreasonable to permit this.