Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fly me to the … stars

By Rob Morgan In the UK, there exists a plethora of charity shops, which sell everything under the sun — second-hand or unwanted stuff mostly, and especially books and toys. Ever since the late 1970s, when I unearthed a 1/1200th-scale fleet … Continue reading

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Decision at Danville — Part 5

By Chris Hahn It seemed appropriate enough to bring my ACW “experiment” to an end at the calendar end of November. I regret to inform readers that there was no decision at Danville. In point of fact, the last three … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Ancient War Game’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a still useful, though dated, classic from the pen of Charles Grant. It’s on the Reviews page.

Posted in Periods - Ancient | 1 Comment

Decision at Danville — Part 4

By Chris Hahn Frustrated by a lack of progress and my apparent inability to develop a level of comfort with the adaptations and house rules borrowed from The Contemptible Little Wargames Club, I decided to call a halt to the … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Southern Belle’ riverboat model

Rob Morgan reviews a riverboat model and offers some ideas on converting it to a generic gunboat for the Colonial period. It’s on the Reviews page.

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - Colonial | 1 Comment

Update on PDF subscriptions

Mike Crane, a regular contributor to this blog and to Lone Warrior magazine, has suggested that the blog reprint the updated information about PDF subscriptions from Editor Rich Barbuto in the latest issue of the magazine. Good idea, Mike. So … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain airplane models — Updated

(UPDATE: Mike’s drawings are now available in both .doc and PDF form. See below.) By Mike Crane The Battle of Britain is one of my favorite periods of history. I made almost all of these models in 2000 after a … Continue reading

Posted in Air gaming, Periods - World War II | 3 Comments

No. 181 is in the mail!

Issue No. 181 of Lone Warrior magazine appeared in my mailbox today, an early Christmas present! Because of my location, I tend to get my mailed copy faster than some. So, consider this a heads-up to subscribers — if you … Continue reading

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Decision at Danville — Part 3

 By Chris Hahn Given my reported preference to conduct miniature wargames without miniatures, I guess this latest project could be called an improvement, or at least a step in the right direction. Photo H shows four regiments of Brigadier General … Continue reading

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Review of Griffith’s ‘Sprawling Wargames’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a book by the late Paddy Griffith, a book described as a “soloist’s nightmare.” “Sprawling Wargames: Multiplayer Wargaming” is Griffith at his iconoclastic best. It’s on the Reviews page.

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