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The purpose of the Southwest Virginia Wargaming Society is to promote the hobby of wargaming and the study of history,sociology,psychology,political climates,and geography as it relates specifically to the armed conflicts of man across the ages. Wargaming is a simulation of military scenarios played using a tabletop,military miniatures,and one or more sets of rules for play. The rules are a portrayal of an historical period and the strategy and tactics used to conduct warfare within that period. The rules determine what a given military unit is capable of with regard to movement,combat,and morale. The rules also determine such things as the scale of the terrain,miniatures,and time. Military miniatures are 3D representations of the men,equipment,animals,and vehicles found on the battlefields of history. They come in many scales and sizes and are molded from one or more metal alloys and/or plastics. The miniatures are commonly handpainted by their owners to represent the combat units of the particular historical period. The tabletop is a 3D representation of a battlefield, sometimes taken from actual battlefields,or maps. The tabletop is normally covered with a representation of ground cover, upon which rests scale roads,buildings,water features,forests,etc. Each player takes command of their own militry unit from army size down to 1 frightened soldier. The player then maneuvers their troops conducting combat as they see fit keeping in mind the overall objective of the game. Objectives range from securing a given terrain feature to killing the enemy to the last man. Everything required to play the game will be FURNISHED to the beginning player.

I am available to play non-announced games by arrangement, just email and I will provide cellphone number.

Some eras we play are: American Civil War, American War of Independence, Ancients, Age of Napoleon, English Civil War, WWI, WWII, Modern tank and infantry, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Wild West, Naval Actions, Air Combat, Colonial Warfare ,Renaissance, Boardgames involving warfare.

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Founded Apr 27, 2014

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