From the Center for Provocative Wargaming...
For decades, Wally Simon helped shape miniatures wargaming through Potomac Wargamers Review -- his monthly photocopied newsletter that analyzed the mechanics of wargame rules. First published in the 1970s, PWR ran monthly through August 2002, delving into the nuts and bolts of how rules worked -- and how they did not. Published rules, home-grown rules, and even his own rules came under scrutiny as he created, destroyed, and tweaked rules mechanisms to try and 'produce a game which keeps all players continually busy and interested in what's going on.'
In Volume 1, we offer an introduction to 'Wally Rules' and a dozen of his best articles pulled from the pages of PWR. Stuffed full of ideas, concepts, and rules mechanics covering wargaming action across all eras, they offer provocative wit, wisdom, and imagination to help you tweak an existing set of rules or create your own rules to make a better wargame.
Wally Simon was one of the founders of HMGS, hosting the first meeting in his basement. A statistician by trade, he used his mathematical skills to analyze probabilities within wargame mechanics. Wally's Basement is named after him.
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Edited by Russ Lockwood
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