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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2016 3:27 p.m. PST

The Battle of Tel El Kebir A wargame For Big Boys

Nick Stern posted on the Little Wars Yahoo site, photos from Esquire Magazine November 1963 which contains an illustrated article on the battle of Tel El Kebir using toy soldiers. He gave me permission to repost the photos here.

Nick also says:
"For those of you of a certain age, myself included, you'll notice the significance of the date the month JFK was assassinated. Of course, the contents of the magazine were finalized months in advance, so there is no hint of the dark days ahead. It's very upbeat and reminds me of the TV series "Madmen". Coincidentally, the issue contains an early article by Tom Wolfe titled: "There Goes (Varoom! Varoom!) That Kandy Kolored Tangerine-Flake Baby. It's an interesting glimpse of history and the history of our hobby. Enjoy. Nick Stern"

Thanks Nick. I noticed all the smoke in the photos. In the days before Photoshop, smoke was generated by cigarettes. For those new to the hobby ,this article helped jump-start our hobby.







Green Tiger23 Jul 2016 3:31 p.m. PST

That's great…I've got a copy of British Empire magazine somewhere with the battle of Plassey done with flats…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2016 8:38 p.m. PST

That's great.

M C MonkeyDew24 Jul 2016 11:15 a.m. PST


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