Chicago Tribune: Miniature war gaming is big with history buffs

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Chicago Tribune: Miniature war gaming is big with history buffs

By Kate Thayer

“A group of men gathered around a table, discussing their next moves in the midst of an invasion.

In this case, the table was also the battlefield, and the soldiers were only about an inch tall.

Row after row of these Lilliputian combat zones filled a ballroom at a west suburban hotel recently, where legions of Historical Miniatures Gaming Society members turned out for their annual Little Wars convention, hosted by the group’s Chicago-area chapter. They came to play war games — the old-fashioned kind.

There are no video screens, no virtual bloodshed. Instead, tiny soldiers made of metal or plastic take their strategic posts on elaborate tabletop terrains fashioned by hand with faux foliage, model tanks, submarines and outposts….”

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