Monthly Archives: January 2013

Review of ‘Naval War Games’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews “Naval War Games: Fighting Sea Battles With Model Ships,” from the pen of the prolific Donald Featherstone. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Die-cast models

By Rob Morgan “Buy it when you see it, not when you need it!” was the famous remark of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a great hero to us Welshmen — and how often has that been the case in wargaming and model acquisition? … Continue reading

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Review of Eaglemoss Batmobile model No. 2

Jonathan Aird reviews the second issue of a Batmobile model from Eaglemoss. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Reviews of two solo wargaming books

Here’s a double feature of reviews, of two absolutely essential works on solo wargaming itself: Jonathan Aird reviews Donald Featherstone’s “Solo-Wargaming,” while Paul Le Long reviews Stuart Asquith’s “Military Modelling Guide to Solo Wargaming.” They’re on the Reviews page.

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Remembering a single-issue magazine

By Rob Morgan On the subject of wargames journals, newsletters and magazines which have bitten the dust, I was looking at a copy of Battle For Wargamers. It was published in the 1970s and for a long while flourished and … Continue reading

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SWA play by email game — Call for volunteers

By Paul Le Long Inspired by Paddy Griffith’s “Sprawling Wargames” book, several of us have been discussing (on the blog and via email) the possibility of setting up a multi-player play by email game/campaign. Unfortunately, we all lack either the … Continue reading

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Review of Beowulf figures

Rob Morgan takes a look at some new Mick Yarrow figures: Beowulf and Grendel. See the Reviews page.

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What’s new — ‘Tactical Combat’ rules

David Newport, a new contributor to the blog who also plans to offer articles for Lone Warrior magazine, shares his set of World War II easy rules, “Tactical Combat.” The rules are on the Miscellaneous page.

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Review of ‘Wargaming Airborne Operations’ book

Paul Le Long reviews another Donald Featherstone classic, “Wargaming Airborne Operations.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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In search of some old rule sets

(Rob Morgan submits the following query.) Comments on rules of late remind me that in the early days of Miniature Wargames there were several useful short sets published. In Issue 25, June 1985, there was a single-page, and damned good, … Continue reading

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