Little Wars is a set of rules for miniature soldiers written by H.G. Wells and published in 1913. Little Wars had a significant impact on the growth of the modern popularity of miniature war games.
“Little Wars included fairly simple rules for infantry, cavalry, and artillery in the form of a toy 4.7-inch gun that launched projectiles, usually small wooden dowels to knock down enemy soldiers. In addition to its being a war game, the book hints at several philosophical aspects of war.”
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