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bobspruster writes:

I just now noticed the posting regarding Peter. I always enjoyed conversing with him and I remember how delighted he was when I told him SPI mentioned his "Grand Army" rules in the bibliography for their "Wellington's Victory" monster game.
I used to spend a fair amount of time (and money)at the Toy Soldier in Bath and put on a few games at the shop.
I considered Peter a friend and hate the thought of not seeing him again in this life. Bob Kane

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greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP of Day of Battle Games writes:

RIP – Peter Llewellyn Rice

January 5, 1942 - January 25, 2023

Peter Rice

Farmingdale, Maine – Peter Rice, aged 81, from East Boothbay, Maine, died January 25, 2023.

A Renaissance man and Vietnam veteran of many talents, he taught and mentored the young and old in the U.S. Army, Searsport High School, and was proprietor of the Toy Soldier in Bath, Maine. His greatest admonishment was "Pass It On."

He is survived by his wife, Andy Alley; his sons James Rice, Joshua and Caleb Alley; former wife Rebbecca; nieces Chelle and Patricia; his grandchildren Nathan, Michael, Toby, Zackeri, Garreth, Sarah, Ryan, Keara, and Kaelyn.

A Celebration of Life was held last August while he was still with us, and family will scatter his ashes this summer.

Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

At ease, Captain. You are Relieved.



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I wanted to say that Peter Rice is responsible for the wargamer that I am today. As for many of you out there, Peter was a lightning rod for us who were interested in this hobby and looking for a way to pursue.

To Peter, I was always his "tall Arian Blond type," especially when playing "Follow Me."

I recall one time when he was past 50, he said to me, we are now at the points in our lives when people close to us start dying. Another memory is at a Main Con so many years ago. I was running a historical miniatures game and there was a loft above us and the kids up there were playing D&D. I started to chant D&D over and over again with a few others in an attempt to make fun of those playing the game. Ray and I had by then opened the Toy Soldier in Newburyport. Peter came up to me and whispered, "remember what side of your bread the butter is on"… chuckled and walked away.

Peter was Wargaming in Maine.