Monday, 6 July 2009

HG Wells, the English Novelist, playing an Indoor War Game


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

All wargames should be played in a shirt and tie! Moustaches are, of course, optional!

Matt

Vintage Wargaming said...

And tweed.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

I've always loved this picture!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Vince The Savage said...

One of the other chaps in the picture is Jerome K Jerome, author of Three Men In A Boat, the older guy is Frank Palmer Wells' publisher who persuaded him to write Little Wars in the first place. I like the way the buildings and trees are all slightly larger than reality - a bit like those ads for the chest of toy soldiers in old DC comics