Friday, 1 April 2011

HG Wells outgunned

HG Wells famously used matchstick-firing artillery models in his Little Wars, but he would have been seriously outgunned by Franz Stollberg, unearthed by Don Featherstone in Wargamer's Newsletter 101, of August 1970.

8 comments:

mekelnborg said...

Those were the days.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Ditto! :o)

BigLee said...

Lokks like fun.... but I'd never let them aim at my painted minitaures!

MSFoy said...

Brilliant article - I note a distinct lack of Frau Stollberg bringing in coffee and biscuits for the chaps - presumably she was in the bunker?

I am still wondering uneasily just what "near lethal" means in this context!

Great stuff - regards

Tony

Red Cardinal said...

Tony, I suspect it means that you wouldn't want to stand in front of one of those guns when it was fired :)

Rafael Pardo said...

Hi
They look as a taem of very serious scientists!
Thanks for sharing
Rafa

taio said...

nice

Der Alte Fritz said...

I'm surprised that he could have made working cannons in such a small scale and not have to worry about them exploding/bursting.