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Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:01 pm

A fascinating read about the history of war gaming. This is a must for every boardgame General! Wow, had no idea Kriegsspiele were such an old invention.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:48 pm

This is much related to RPGs rather than wargames, imo. Another read, instead, would be: War Games: A History of War on Paper

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Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:12 pm

It also speaks of RPGs. But the secondary title is: "A History of Simulating Wars, People and Fantastic Adventures from Chess to Role-Playing Games". It encompasses everything. I really like the story about wargames back in the 19th century Prussia.
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