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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:19 pm 
 

I've come across some reference material claiming the first commercially published miniatures wargame was produced by [or for] the Boy Scouts in 1910, three years before H.G. Wells' Little Wars. Anyone know any of the specifics, or if pieces from it are available to collectors?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:48 pm 
 

May or may not be what you are looking for but there was a strategy boardgame that was produced in 1910 for the Boy Scouts called Flag Raiding that was based on the capture the flag game.  It wasnt a wargame though.  It is shown here:

http://museums.leics.gov.uk/collections ... Key=136885

There is mention of a quasi-wargame called Scout's Chess that is played just like a wargame in that it uses an outdoor map, chess pieces to represent scouts or patrols, and is turn based.  It was mentioned in the book Scouting Games published in 1910.  But there wasnt any actual board, map, or game pieces...just rules.

You would think that if a wargame had ever been made for the Boy Scouts that it would be based on events during the Boer War since Baden-Powell was in that particular war.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:11 pm 
 

Strategos 1880 commercially available in woodgrain box ^v^ 100-200 sold @ $75 + even more now for original ;) ;)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:20 pm 
 

okay thanks everyone; after a little more searching I found this:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/ ... eatwar.jpg

  
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