Chris Pramas joins me to talk about the development, evolution, joys and even prejudices within the world of Napoleonic miniatures wargaming over the last 70 years, as we discuss the history of the genre.
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Another episode of wargaming months cannot say a lot other that I played Bruce Quarry rules in the late 70ties and had a 15 mm army in 1/40 ratio - a Prussian corps and a French one of 1813.
I quite enjoyed Chris’ discussion of Napoleonic miniatures wargaming. I especially appreciated his discussion of the contributions of Duke Seifried. Duke introduced me to miniatures gaming in 1961 and remained a close friend until his death in 2018. If anyone is interested in more information on Duke, the Histroy of Wargaming Project has a book entitled “Duke Seifried and the Development of American Miniature Wargaming” edited by John Curry and myself. It includes an interview with Duke, discussion of Duke’s contributions to wargaming, as well as Duke’s ”Melee” rules and my own ”Napoleonique” rules and a “genealogy” of wargames that trace their DNA back to Melee. I also did a BattleChat (#44 I think) with Henry Hyde about Duke and the early (1960’s and 70’s) days of wargaming if anyone is interested.