Monthly Archives: August 2012

1870 and the ‘Legion of Death’

(Rob Morgan submits the following query to the readership.) One of the finest stories to come out of the Franco-Prussian War, Guy de Maupassant’s “Boule de Suif,” begins with the rout of the French army and its withdrawal across the … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The American Civil War’ book

Paul Le Long reviews another in the “Wargaming in History” books, this one on the American Civil War. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Might and Main’ wargame rules

Mike Crane reviews a set of rules for medieval naval gaming called “Might and Main.” It’s on the Reviews page.  

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Review of Grant’s ‘Ancient Battles for Wargamers’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews one of Charles Grant’s books on the hobby, “Ancient Battles for Wargamers.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of Star Trek models

Rob Morgan finds a set of models of various Star Trek models. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Goths, Huns and Romans’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a book from the early 1990s, “Wargaming in History: Goths, Huns and Romans.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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‘Bombs Over Europe’ using 3-inch squares and paper models

By Mike Crane Although I am quite happy with the original game as it appeared in Lone Warrior 179, there is a part of me that wants to use colored paper models from past games. Whether playing chess, Monopoly or … Continue reading

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Remembering Eaglewall kits

By Rob Morgan The splendid UK discount bookstore The Works, which has over 150 branches across the country is selling ( Summer 2012) an interesting book, in hardback at £5.99, Called “Classic Kits,” written by A.Ward; the publisher escapes me … Continue reading

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Ideas for small-scale naval raids

Rob Morgan discusses the possibilities for setting up small-scale naval raids, with lots of information about the availability of suitable models for land and sea. It’s on the Miscellaneous page.

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Review of ‘Discovering Wargames’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews another classic book by John Tunstill, “Discovering Wargames.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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