Henry Hyde

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The Wargaming Compendium

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“The King’s Game’ was invented in 1664 by Christopher Weikhmann of Ulm, with 30 pieces per side and 14 distinct moves. It was, in a sense, a variation on chess. This was later developed by Hellwig, Master of the Pages for the Duke of Brunswick, in 1780, whose board contained no less than 1,666 squares, with a variety of terrain, and had units representing infantry, cavalry, and artillery.”
Henry Hyde, The Wargaming Compendium

“Then, in 1798, Georg Vinturinus created ‘Neue Kriegsspiel’, featuring a game board of 3,600 squares depicting the ‘cockpit of Europe’ between France and Belgium, and troop lists containing 1,800 units of various arms. The set was completed by a 60-page rule book which also covered subjects such as reinforcements and logistics.”
Henry Hyde, The Wargaming Compendium

“von Reisswitz had uncovered were a number of the key principles that we examined in the previous chapter: the notions of breaking the game down into moves representing a specific time lapse; basing the battlefield on a realistic map, made to scale; representing the opposing troops with markers occupying a scaled-down ‘footprint”
Henry Hyde, The Wargaming Compendium

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