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Bob the Temple Builder01 Mar 2021 1:57 a.m. PST

Paul Wright has asked me to pass on the following message about the possibility of republishing FUNNY LITTLE WARS et al.

'From PW at FLW

Dearly beloved,

I was delighted to hear from Bob and Tim that there was a desire to see a re-run of FLW. This project has been on hold for a few months due to work and personal commitments; but I will be delighted to get the books back in publication as soon as possible with Bob's expert advice. Tim and I are also looking at a FLW competition when things allow us to escape.

The fellowship that I have enjoyed from the Little Wars world has been wonderful, and it will be excellent to re-engage with you all again soon. The loss of the Yahoo group was a blow, and I am looking at new ways to form our online group again. I am also very grateful to Patrick (Wilson) at TVAG for his continued support.

And although I have been taking a sabbatical of sorts, I have completed the FLW 3 Inter War (Tankettes) – and it is being play tested. Three small WW1 supplements are also in hand, which cover land/sea/air games.

With very best wishes to you all in these strange days, and please do email me at

As ever,


This is very good news indeed, and I look forward to giving Paul as much assistance as he needs in order to get his books back into print.

epturner01 Mar 2021 3:19 p.m. PST

Thank you Bob.

I, for one, would love to get a copy and to see what Paul has up his sleeve.


Funnylittlewars03 Mar 2022 1:12 p.m. PST

The new edition will be appearing soon …

This revised and updated edition of Funny Little Wars is a new way of playing the classic garden wargame of HG Wells. It also tells the story of the Edwardian crisis, and the Wellsian imagination, that created Little Wars in 1913.

The cover artwork is here:

The original rules have been refined, and there is lots of new material – especially about the context from which Little Wars appeared in 1913.

Funnylittlewars09 Apr 2022 1:26 p.m. PST

Update – the first copies of the revised edition of FLW will be delivered this week – and it will be on sale over the Easter weekend. More to follow.

The blog has been updated with the latest game report:

Funnylittlewars19 Apr 2022 10:57 a.m. PST

Funny Little Wars – the revised edition – is now available for sale at:

the Lulu publishing bookstore:


This revised and updated edition of Funny Little Wars is a new way of playing the classic garden wargame of HG Wells. It also tells the story of the Edwardian crisis, and the Wellsian imagination, that created Little Wars in 1913.

It contains the original playing systems with much new material.

Funnylittlewars21 Jul 2022 1:44 p.m. PST

A quick update on work in progress.

Garden Campaigns coming along and a completely new book. It is a developement of the Kriegspiel suggestions at the end of Little Wars, and it contiunes the 1913 theme of the recent reprint. Timeline for Christmas 2022.

FLW 3 the HG's 'Big War' or Pals edition. This takes FLW into the Big War and is in the testing stage. Tim is hosting a game tomorrow and I am providing some Chateau generalship. The Pals edition will be launched as a limited edition set of 50 with some toy soldiers included and sone poppy seeds from Talbot House in Flanders fields. Timeline for spring 2023.

FLW is also now available for sale at The Armoury, St James's and Tradition, Stockholm.

Funnylittlewars21 Jul 2022 1:50 p.m. PST
Funnylittlewars22 Nov 2022 2:14 p.m. PST

The 'Pals' edition play test takes shape

Funnylittlewars19 May 2023 12:55 p.m. PST

The concluding part of the WW1 play test

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