This is a board game created by The Strand Magazine during WWI.
Described as a combination of draughts, chess and war, it is played by two opponents, representing the Allies and the Germans, over a map of actual territory of the war – January 1915.
The Advertisement (copy incuded with the game) for this explains
“The pieces consists of three kinds Infantry, Calvalry & Artillery each with their seperate moves and possiilities…
A complete set of 52 cards portraying single-figure non-standard court cards and ‘fancy’ aces.
Court card portray historical figures of France, England, Spain and Turkey.
These were published by S & J Fuller at the Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathborne Place, London – Fuller produced Transformation playing cards in the earlier part of the century.
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