The Vintage Wargaming Index to Wargamer's Newsletter

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The Vintage Wargaming Index to Wargamer's Newsletter

This is not complete and if you have any information from any of the missing issues we would be pleased to hear from you.

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Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Well done! This is a very useful resource to have at one's fingertips.

It was a pleasure to look back through the contents of the old Newsletter ... and to notice my own name featured therein.

All the best,


Phil Dutré said...

... File not Found ... is the error message I get when trying to access the link above.

Vintage Wargaming said...

Phil I have replaced it with a dropbox link and hopefully will work now

Phil Dutré said...

Thanks! It works now.

Michael "Reggie" Davis said...

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time and effort to compile your Index to Wargamer's Newsletter. What an incredible service and archive. Thank you.

I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask this, but please indulge me. I am very interested in several articles that appeared in Wargamer's Newsletter in 1965. The reason is, I was fortunate to attend the 1965 Waterloo 150th anniversary/commemorative game at the Duke of York's Headquarters. I was 12 years old at the time, my brother 10. Our father took us to the event, crashing our Ford Anglia somewhere in Chelsea as we struggled to find the location but continuing nonetheless. This event changed my life and I have been a wargamer and collector of miniatures ever since. My brother and I attended the 200th Anniversary event at Waterloo in 2015.

I have been trying to find material on the 150th event for years. Of course, Wargamer's Newsletter would cover the event, but I had no access to copies or even the issue information, until now. Issues 37 and 38 seem to contain relevant articles. Would it be possible to obtain copies of these issues via a digital scan? I would be most grateful for this.

A few years later, my brother and I attended a wonderful wargames group that met at the "Wellington" pub near Waterloo Station and enjoyed some wonderful evenings in the company of mostly older gentlemen who shared their knowledge, enthusiasm and even figures with my brother and I. This must have been about 1967-1968. Do you know anything about this Club? I do recall they sponsored an amazing day of games at the Connaught Hotel which we also attended.

So yes, I am a Vintage Wargamer. My own, rather eclectic Blog is:

Vintage Wargaming said...

Hi Reggie

In theory yes - but it may be a bit more difficult in practice, as first I would have to locate the box with those issues in it (and it is certainly not where I last remember seeing it) and then I would need to do the scans and post them up. I will look into it but it may take a while I am afraid.

Vintage Wargaming said...

Reggie - have found them BUT - my complete run starts at around #51 - and is very sketchy before that - I don't have the issues you are looking for (when I compiled the index people helpfully sent me information about what was in numbers I am missing). Sorry to disappoint you

Phil Dutré said...

Pictures of the Waterloo game you mention have featured in other wargaming publications as well. I remember seeing at least a few in older books by Donald Featherstone, perhaps others. Is it some general information about the game you want, or the specific article in Wargamers Newsletter?

Phil Dutré said...

See e.g. this link, which has a report on the Waterloo game written by Featherstone. It might very well have been the same text that appeared in Wargemer's Newsletter.