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Thortrains15 Aug 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Here is an article about a little-known but intriguing Toy Solder Game from 1929: SHAMBATTLE How to Platy with Toy Soldiers. Also has info and pics of some obscure tin soldiers made in Jersey City between 1921 and 1927 (I am trying to get some of the other things this firm made):


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Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

I don't know if it is the same outfit, but I have, from
about 35 years ago, a set of pamphlet rules for several
periods, including AWI, Medieval, F&I War, ACW, etc.

Very simple rules, very small unit sizes and it seems
that some of the rules (I've done the Medievals) can be
played on a card table.

Thortrains15 Aug 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

Probably not. From what I have been able to ascertain, the author did not write any more game books. I am curious about those pamphlets. can you tell me more about them?

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