Monthly Archives: January 2014

Review of some Hot Wheels for wargaming use

Jonathan Aird takes a look at some Hot Wheels items that have science-fiction wargaming uses. It on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘The Second War of Italian Unification’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long takes a look at one of Osprey’s “Essential Histories” series, this one titled “The Second War of Italian Unification 1859-61.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

Posted in Periods - Nineteenth century | 1 Comment

A new soloist seeks advice

((Al Blyth submits the following:)) A complete newbie to wargaming but a lifelong interest in military history. Finally selling my model trains and painting up large 1.32 armies for Normandy 1944 — bocage region. Collecting a lot of of armour … Continue reading

Posted in Periods - World War II, Solo wargaming | 3 Comments

Review of ‘The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an older Osprey, and adds an update about plans for a newer version. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

Posted in Periods - Twentieth century | 1 Comment

Review of HALO drop ship models

Jonathan Aird finds some models based on the HALO computer game to be both useful and cheaply priced. His review is on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Napoleon’s Commanders (I)’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long details the contents of an Osprey on Napoleon’s earlier commanders. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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The Governor’s Gamble AAR

or An ‘Impetvs’ Interpretation of the Battle of Watling Street By Chris Hahn The more I studied the map on page 194 of “Warfare in the Classical World” [1] and the more I reviewed the accompanying explanatory caption on page … Continue reading

Posted in Battle reports, Periods - Ancient, Solo wargaming | 7 Comments

Giant war plane models

By Rob Morgan This is very British specific, not a review, but a suggestion perhaps. Here is a new series of metal models in 1/144th and 1/200th scale which has just appeared in bookshops and news agents in the UK, and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Border Reivers’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews a 1995 Osprey publication and finds it still highly useful; “10 out of 10,” he calls it. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

Posted in Periods - Medieval, Periods - Renaissance | Leave a comment

January’s sample article

In this month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine, Graham Empson details ways to vary movement rates for units in solo games. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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