Fire When Ready!: An Introduction to Historical Wargaming
Children of all ages stage homemade battles with toy soldiers. Generals and world leaders plan strategies with simulated conflicts using computers. Both are examples of wargaming, a hobby that attracts “armchair generals” of all ages around the world. Game designer Peter Schweighofer presents an introduction to the history of historical wargaming and how wargames are a useful tool for exploring historic events, followed by a simple Civil War game demonstration. Free with museum admission; seating is first come, first serve. Non-vaccinated museum visitors, including children under the age of 12, should follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on masking and social distancing. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.culpepermuseum.org or call 540-829-1749.