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The Great War – Playing the Period

Gaming the un-gameable… Private Baldrick: I heard that it all started when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich ’cause he was Hungry. Captain Blackadder: I think you mean it started when the Archduke of Austro-Hungary got shot. Private Blackadder: Nah, there was definitely an Ostrich involved, Sir… [from Blackadder Goes Forth] Who on

Ironclads – Playing the Period

Some of the ugliest ships known to man The mid-19th century was a real transition time for warship design – sail to steam, wood to iron, smoothbores to rifled guns, roundshot to shell – and the American Civil War landed plump in the middle of this naval revolution! While some wargamers dismiss the whole thing

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