Fictitious Wars

A number of people have emailed me to ask about the article I wrote that was published in issue 47 of Miniature Wargames way, way back in April 1987. For those of you who may have missed it, it gave a general overview of what now are commonly called ‘imagi-nations’ although, at the time, I was one of only a handful of people who pursued this type of semi-mythical 18th century gaming that has mushroomed in popularity since the advent of the Old School Wargaming group.

Here’s a PDF of the piece that appeared in issue 47 of April 1987.

This article was also discussed on Sean Clarke’s God’s Own Scale podcast episode 11 of July 2020.



  1. Hello Henry,

    These articles remind me of the much loved book by Tony Bath on setting up wargames campaigns. I would enjoy seeing the articles collected together.



  2. Henry,

    This has become one of my favorite articles to revisit from time to time since you first made it available. Thanks so much!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes Schwartz

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