Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Lilliput Legion


5 comments:

MSFoy said...

It's lovely that "war game" is printed in inverted commas. I'm slightly uneasy about exactly what Maj Reavley was planning to do to produce his new Arab troops - sounds like Voodoo.

DC said...

Clive,

I don't think i've come across this Reavley character before - should i have? Is there anything else you can tell us about him? Any idea when the article was published?
cheers.

The Old Metal Detector said...

Doug, I need to root around a bit on this, but my impression is that Charles Reavley had a long and key involvement with the BMSS wargames section and then in its later incarnation as the London Wargames Section. I have also seen BMSS references to Carl A Reavley (who was a lieutenant in 1949). I'm not sure whether these are two related or unrelated people, or maybe the same man.

Clive

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Jeffers said...

Clive

I met Carl briefly when he attended the Staines club sometime in the mid eighties. He was a nice chap personally, but a bit - shall we say - 'over enthusiastic' when playing. A year or so ago he was mentioned as one of the early proponents of accurate ground scales and had argued the case in wargamers newsletter or some such. I asked John Curry if he knew of him but he didn't, so perhaps one of the 'nearly names' of wargaming.

Regards
Jef