Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Centaur army – and a figure review

By Rob Morgan Mythical creeatures, sometimes known as the Hippocentaur for some reason, crop up, not only in Greek mythology, but Roman and Indian culture too, as well as in the Celtic world, in Scots and Welsh myth especially, persisting … Continue reading

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Today: Three Ospreys

For your mid-week entertainment, here are Paul Le Long’s descriptions of three more Osprey publications: 1) Osprey Elite 124 — “World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics.” 2) Campaign 189 — “Sevastopol 1942: Von Manstein’s Triumph.” 3) Men-at-Arms 352 — “The … Continue reading

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Putting things in perspective

Chris Hahn reflects on a scenario malfunction, and offers some thoughts on wargaming and his approach to the hobby. It’s on the Miscellaneous page.

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‘A Dog Before a Soldier’

 By Rob Morgan “A Dog Before a Soldier.” That’s the title of a book reviewed in the new issue of The Mariner’s Mirror, quarterly journal of the Society for Nautical Research. It’s an odd review, and this appears to be … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Napoleonic Wargaming’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a more recent, but what he considers still a classic book, “Napoleonic Wargaming.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Stuart Asquith on ‘Comfortable War Gaming’

Here are Stuart Asquith’s reflections on 50 years of wargaming, from his recent article in The Foreign Correspondent. It’s on the Miscellaneous page.

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Another WWII Osprey

Jonathan Aird provides a look at an Osprey book titled “Allied Commanders of World War II.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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An Osprey at a glance

Paul Le Long reviews another Osprey publication on the German army in World War II, “The German Army 1939-45 (3) Eastern Front 1941-43.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘More Secrets of Wargame Design’ book

Rich Barbuto reviews another collection of design ideas from Wally Simon, edited by Russ Lockwood. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Question about the CSS Wilmington

By Rob Morgan In Tony Gibbons’ excellent “Warships and Naval Battles of the American Civil War,” there’s a small illustration, an “artist’s impression,” on page 61. The ship is CSS Wilmington, a Porter-designed, double-casemate ironclad which, if the impression is … Continue reading

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