Where it All Began…

Chris Palmer    While sorting through a stack of rulebooks in my warroom, I came across my original wargame ruebooks: “Rally ‘Round the Flag”  and “Angriff!”.    I got RRtF first, in the late ’70’s, at a small regional con at a college in PA. My parents had taken me because of my interest in Avalon Hill games, and at the con I was first exposed to miniatures gaming.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Heritage had a booth there and tending it was Duke Seifried himself.  We asked what I needed to get started in this “miniatures gaming” thing, and he set me up with some 15mm ACW packs, basic paints, and this rulebook. Kindly purchased by my mom & dad.  Needless to say, I was hooked.

     A year or two later, I purchased the “Angriff!” rules as my interests expanded into WWII.  Sadly, I don’t remember where it came from, but I suspect a small brick and mortar hobby shop; as it became my standard procedure that whenever my parents and I traveled anywhere, I would look in the local phone book for any hobby shops and we would have to visit to see if they had anything miniatures related.
   Though I haven’t played “Angriff!” since the early ’80’s, RRtF is still a great set of rules, which I would still pull out now and then to play as late as the early ’00s.

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