The Practice of History
The world of the miniature lies somewhere between the collector's and the historian's and owes its current popularity to the world of wargaming. But the origins of the miniature lie far from the simulation in the field of artisan crafts.
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Geib, George W., "The Use of Miniatures in Gaming" The Practice of History / (1982): 28-38.
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