Monthly Archives: May 2014

Review of ‘The Alamo/War of Texan Independence’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long provides a capsule review of an Osprey dealing with the Alamo and the Texan independence war. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Alexander versus Porus AAR

Chris Hahn provides a battle report on his hypothetical game between actual ancient rivals, Al the Great and King Porus of India. It’s on the Miscellaneous page.

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More on ‘Ancient Armies of the Middle East’

By Rob Morgan The tantalising mention of the Osprey Men-at-Arms title “Ancient Armies of the Middle East” ( No.109), reminded me of some interesting ancient ventures of my own. The Terry Wise account covers a number of armies and peoples. … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Campaign Secrets’ book

Rich Barbuto reviews another volume of collected ideas from Wally Simon, “Wally Simon’s Campaign Secrets of Wargame Design.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Napoleon’s Guard Infantry (1)’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long takes a look at an Osprey volume on Napoleon’s infantry Guard units. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Practical Wargaming’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews a 1974 classic that pioneered some innovative wargaming ideas for the time. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Things we miss?

By Rob Morgan I suppose the breadth of the Atlantic has long prevented everything published or manufactured in terms of wargaming from being “known” on both sides of the ocean, though the Internet’s changed a lot of that. I have … Continue reading

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It’s May — here’s a new Sample Article

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is a review by Jeffery G. Chorney of a set of rules for 54mm Colonial games called “Big Wars.” It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A selection of snapshots from Little Wars

By Chris Hahn On the afternoon of April 26, I conducted a very brief and comparatively costly reconnaissance of a wargaming convention staged in my neck of the woods. To paraphrase Julius Caesar — and rather poorly at that: I … Continue reading

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