C.F Wesencraft's book Practical Wargaming,
This was the book I stumbled across in my local library aged 11 or 12. It triggered an interest in wargaming which I still hold over 25 years later. The book published in the early 70's provided the reader with playable rules covering the history of warfare. I used small plastic figure's on my parents living room floor to command the armies of Lee, Hannibal, and Napoleon. I fought epic battles and bloody wars. Today I still fight such battles and like then still enjoy a fantastic hobby..