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FEATURE BOB RICHARDSON (9718)



































                                             There were around 620
                                             separate playing pieces
                                             representing infantry,
                                             cavalry, artillery,
                                             engineers, pontoons...


                                             metal playing tokens. The set was sup-
                                             plied with a number of maps delineating a
                                             fictional battlefield, although the locations
                                             shown (centred around Dorking in one
                                             surviving set) were quite real.
                                              There were around 620 separate play-
                                             ing pieces representing infantry, cavalry,
                                             artillery, engineers, pontoons and even
                                             trains. The Game of War was based upon
                                             Kriegsspiel, a wargame invented in the
                                             early years of the 19th century by a German
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