When this game was released, The Milton Berle Show was still on the air and the Apollo Program was yet to launch its first, fateful mission.
|Modern War in Miniature by Michael F. Korns|
This is Michael F. Korns' 1966 game Modern War in Miniature (MWIM), probably self-published by Korns and a partner in Kansas under "M & J Research Co." I believe the rules are still available in reprint as part of the book More Wargaming Pioneers from The History of Wargaming Project.
|Partial example of gameplay|
Note that any TEXT IN ALL-CAPS is said loud enough for both players to hear. "Schmeisser" is used here as a colloquial term for a German MP38 or MP40 sub-machine gun (which always annoyed me since they were designed by Heinrich Vollmer, not Hugo Schmeisser).
|How to generate random percentile numbers with d6s|
|Small Unit Tactical Combat Referee's Rule Book|
|A Monster Manual of WWII combat forces|
Was MWIM an influence on Gary Gygax? Probably not for Dungeons & Dragons, but according to Peterson, it did insppire Leon Tucker, Gygax's and Mike Reese's co-designer in the development of Tractics.