Saturday, 14 November 2009

Charlie Sweet - The Sports Illustrated article

As referred to in previous posts, Charles (Charlie) Sweet was a hugely important figure in giving wargaming a public profile in the United States. Featured in an article in Sports Illustrated and as a bank president he gave the hobby gravitas and credibility, as well as drawing it to many's attention for the first time. He also appeared on television with Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite. Much better known in the US than in Britain, he died aged 87 in 2001.

Thanks to a regular source (you know who you are) I am now able to post some scans of the original Sports Illustrated article here. If you are interested in finding out more about Charlie Sweet there is an obituary by Bob Beattie here on

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