Many wargamers think that after the publication of Little Wars by H.G.Wells in 1912, not much else happened on the wargaming front until the publications in the sixties of the book Wargames by Donald Featherstone. This is, of course, quite untrue!

One of the more entertaining books published is ShamBattle, by Harry G. Dowdall and Joseph H. Gleason, in 1929. In December 2000, I acquired a copy of this book and that's when I started building this page.

These pages explain the rules of the wargame described in the book, and show some photographs of a game I tried to play in the Spring of 2001.

Designer: Harry G. Dowdall and Joseph H. Gleason

Link to RulesEdit