“DM: Thank you for joining us Hermann. Please can you tell us how you got started? Were you always a wargame designer?
HL: Thanks for having me Neil! I “officially” started back in 2011 when Victory Point Games (VPG) published my first design, Gettysburg: The Wheatfield.
Ironically, that game was based on an unpublished set of American Civil War (ACW) miniatures rules called Tattered Flags that my friend and I designed back in the 1990’s. We did try to sell them to Clash of Arms Games as a miniatures series, but it didn’t work out.
So, to answer the second part of your question first, like most wargamers (and especially miniatures gamers) I’ve always dabbled in design work. I was even able to develop and playtest some games for 3W and Clash of Arms. So, I had that bug way back when.
My first honest effort at getting a design published happened around 2010. I was a huge fan of VPG’s line of games…..”
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