'Little Wars' was written by H.G.Wells in 1913 and is a set of rules for playing a wargame or 'Kriegsspiel'.
The book is probably the first formal desciption of a set of rules for a modern miniatures wargame. It includs rules for infantry, cavalry, and artillery (in the form of a toy gun that launches small wooden dowels to knock down enemy soldiers).
The idea of the game came to Wells after a visit by his friend Jerome K. Jerome. After dinner, Jerome began shooting down toy soldiers with a toy cannon and Wells joined in to compete.
The images presented here are from a 1966 reprint of the book. I have included only the figures from this edition and not, at present, the marginal illustrations from the original 1913 edition of the book.
I have divided the text of the book into the image descriptions. Unfortunately this sometimes means that the column of text next to an image is a little long and pushes the image down, but using my current webpage layout I am stuck with this unless I can find more images to use!
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