More on the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars 1913 identified

A certain Mr M (centre) & his brother Captain M, (right), “hot from the Great War in Africa …”

Some of the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars (1913) identified, from the remarkable Masterman family …

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/mr-m-and-his-brother-captain-hot-from-the-great-war-in-south-africa-identified-h-g-wells-and-little-wars-1913/

The Masterman’s influence on Little Wars …

and three more early players identified from Wells’ Edwardian world of authors, politicians and men of letters

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/three-more-players-of-h-g-wells-floor-game-little-wars-1913/

… which saw Wells and fellow authors working for England / Britain’s cause through the War Propaganda Bureau in WW1. The Great War that the final chapter of Little Wars warned us about!

Blog cross posted to this my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark Man of TIN 5 February 2021

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

6 thoughts on “More on the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars 1913 identified”

    1. The thrill of the chase and the random connections in my brain … not as lurid as the Detective Sinclair novels of Walter S Masterman or even the Father Brown stories of Chesterton I’m afraid!

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  1. Hey there Hope you are okay I’m really enjoying the Little Wars articles keep them coming

    I wonder if you’d be interested in the following sets I have imported: Knights Crusaders WW2 US WW2 British WW2 Japanese WW2 Colonial British WW2 Germans WW2 Japanese WW2 Chinese WW2 Italians WW2 French WW2 Russians American War of Independence

    They are 54mm I’ve attached some images to give you an idea

    I’m selling them for £5 a set plus postage

    Regards

    Peter

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  2. Hi Here’s more images of the sets I have. I Wasn’t sure if I listed the Australians

    Let me know if you are interested

    Peter

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