Originally written in 1913 by one of the greatest science fiction authors, this is a reprint of the book that gained H.G. Wells the title "Father of Modern Wargaming." Little Wars will appeal to science fiction fans, history buffs, students of politics and international affairs, wargamers, RPGers, and anyone else interested in the works of this great writer.
Skirmisher’s edition of Little Wars is divided into a Foreword, an Introduction, six Chapters, and an Appendix. Features of this edition include:
- Clear, authoritative, and entertaining text that reveals both the great mind and the sense of humor possessed by one of the world’s greatest science fiction authors.
- A complete miniatures wargame system that can be played as-is or used as the basis for other miniatures rules.
- Foreword by Gary Gygax, whose development of Chainmail and Dungeons & Dragons were influenced by H.G. Wells in general and by Little Wars in particular.
- Introduction by publisher Michael J. Varhola that discusses the relevance of this book both when it was originally published and now.
- Chapters titled "Of the Legendary Past," "The Beginnings of Modern Little Warfare," "The Rules," "The Battle of Hook’s Farm," "Extensions and Amplifications of Little Wars," and "Ending With a Sort of Challenge."
- Appendix on Kriegspiel that expands upon Little Wars and shows how it can be adapted into a military training tool.
- 20 black-and-white photographs, 19 of them from an original 1913 edition of Little Wars.
- More than 200 line drawings from the 1913 edition of the book, shown here in red just as they were in the original.
- Original illustrations for the Foreword and Introduction by artist George Sierestski.
This download includes both low-resolution screen-friendly and high-resolution printer-friendly versions of both the book and its cover.
Inspired by the works of classic swords-and-sorcery authors like Fritz Lieber, Jack Vance, and Robert E. Howard, Swords of Kos: Hekaton is the second entry in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s fantasy fiction series and follows Swords of Kos: Necropolis. In this anthology, the island and city of Kos and the lands around it are explored through the stories of eleven authors and original illustrations and cartography by nine artists. All are set during the Hekaton, centennial observance of the great volcanic cataclysm that reawakened magic, the elder races, and all manner of fell monsters, in a fantasy world that draws upon the myths, legends, and history of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East.
Stories in this compilation include “Bloodsuckers” by Michael O. Varhola, “Rogue’s Nightmare” by R.M. Aislin, “Chasing Shadows” by Richard T. Balsley, “The Misadventures of Bjoric” by Brendan Cass, “The Rite” by Christopher Van Deelen, “To the Dragon Apeiron” by Lissanne Lake, “Unfamiliar Ground” by Sharon Daugherty, “The Day Pateon Fnordseeker Gave Up Drinking” by Eric Lis, M.D., “Nithernons the Ale’er” by John Giddens, and “The Price of Land” by D.M. Fitzgerald. Join us in our adventures through the dark and fascinating swords-and-sorcery world of Kos!
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