The directory of
wargamers in Singapore is a list of players of wargames. In a nutshell,
wargames are defined here as historical and modern simulations of
conflict. The wargames represented here will include the following
specialised wargames utilising a different grid system
The wargames will include
‘Squad Leader’, ‘Breakout! Normandy’, ‘Attack Sub!’, ‘Up Front!’, ‘The
Devil’s Horseman’, ‘Prussia’s Glory’, ‘Victory in the Pacific’, ‘The
Jewish War’, ‘West Wall Quad’, ‘East Front’, ‘Thirty Years War Quad’,
‘Hammer of the Scots’ and many more.
This directory is of a
specialised nature and will only include wargamers who play games of
the types in the abovementioned list. This directory will not include
players of computer games, fantasy/SF games, lite family games about
war (Axis & Allies, Eagle Games products, Risk), German games as
there are many avenues for those other games.
The wargaming community
was at its peak in the late eighties. Leisurecraft, a now defunct
store, was the main retailer for wargames then. Robinson’s and Metro
were the two other sources of wargames. The advent of cheap computers
and the rising popularity of RPGs and collectible card games have seen
the decline of the community. Today, the community consists of a
handful of players. The directory is created to assist wargamers in
locating other wargamers for a game.
Unfortunately, a wargames
store does not exist in Singapore. Absolute Comics at Bugis Junction
carries about four to five wargames titles at present, however, it is
mainly a retailer of toys and comics.