Update on 15 March 2001: 15 new Posters have been added. Find them in a separate page.
Disclaimer: These posters were made with the intention of having some harmless fun based on my favourite hobby - Wargaming. It is not intended to hurt the feelings of Veterans, People of any particular Nation, Race or Religion. Still, if you feel that any of the material displayed here is offensive please let me know.
Copyright: All the posters are based on Copyright material owned by various institutions. Many thanks to the National Archives and Records Administration, Mark Mortensen's Web site and Charles Sturt University for collecting and publishing the original World War posters online.
Designers Notes: These posters were made on a boring Saturday evening spent in my office waiting for rain to cease so that I could go out. I have always been interested in images, paintings, other pictures and posters of the world's wars. On that evening, I was reading an usenet post on introducing new gamers to the hobby and had this weird idea to make posters to recruit gamers :) Once it started, it went beyond Saturday as I found and experimented with more and more posters, 15 in all. All of them are posted below.
My intention was to find posters whose ideas matched some of mine. I succeeded in finding posters for the following trends in the topic:
- Wargaming needs more followers,
- There are very few female wargamers,
- Children are the best candidates for recruitment,
- I would like to cast my own miniatures,
- Wargaming is considered an "endangered" hobby by many,
- A wargame club is a good place to begin if you are new to the hobby.
Please feel free to use these posters in your web sites, personal collections, wargaming clubs or conventions. Please note that the originals have copyrights - these posters are NOT for sale. They CANNOT be used for commercial purposes. In case you use them, please send me a note and I'll be grateful to know that some one has found uses for them. Should any one use these posters in their sites, a link back to the India Wargamers Home Page would be appreciated.
Note: Click on the thumbnails for bigger images. Some of the images are fairly big and may take more time to load.