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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Wargaming "War of the Worlds"?

Now that there is a new movie out on WotW, there appears to be a lot more interest in H. G. Wells' original story which is set in 1898 England. When I was at Historicon I saw a group of people playing a Victorian Era War of the World's scenario. They used a set of rules called "G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T" that deals with SF battles in the Victorian Era. I suppose that the next time I go to an HMGS convention, I will have to pick up a copy and check it out.

Anyway, these guys were using Martian tripods that have been commercialy available for quite some time; long before the movie appeared. They can be found at www.tin-soldier.com for $30. So my question is this; if someone were to have a bunch of WWI Brits and one of these tripods, what would stop him from having little bit of WotW fun that would be a bit more faithful to the original story than our current Hollywood production? Just "food for thought."

"Bwana Bill"

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