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Malchor12 Jul 2023 5:42 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I'm trying to collect all 8 parts of Gary Gygax's Gary Ancient Miniatures Rules that were serialized in the IFW's International Wargamer. I have parts 2, 3, 7 and 8—as well as the article on knights that Gary included as part of the series. Any help with scans, or even a smart phone snap, of parts 1, and 4–6 would be greatly appreciated.

Some have said the rules were later collected and became Gary's "Classic Warfare: Rules for Ancient Warfare from the Pharaohs to Charlemagne" though comparing the two, they seem pretty different.

The parts I am seeing are:
Part I is in International Wargamer May 1969 Vol. 2, #5
Part 4 is in September 1969 Vol. 2, #9
Part 5 is in April 1970 Vol. 3, #4
Part 6 is in May 1970 Vol. 3, #5

Again, any help is appreciated.

Pendekar12 Jul 2023 8:07 a.m. PST


Best I can do is this..
Total price would be $1,090. USD
Vol 2, #5 $395 USD
Vol 2, #9 $395 USD
Vol 3, #4 $150 USD
Vol 3, #5 $150 USD

Wow.. would be interesting to look through these old magazines.

Someone should find out how to buy the rights to do a reprint.

Good luck

I did not find any relevant information on this blog:
It did have some interesting articles with images of the very early games of Gygax. These were a bit before my time.
Someone needs to collect old copies of these and make a gaming museum. It would be fascinating…

Andrew Walters12 Jul 2023 11:24 a.m. PST

Or get the whole thing comb-bound for $239. USD


Or $90 USD


$100 USD


There's a copy available in the Stanford library, but I can't seem to get at it through Link+.

But if you're comparing them you must already have the published book. Is the serialized really better?

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