Monthly Archives: April 2015

Review of ‘European Medieval Tactics (2)’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews another in Osprey’s Elite series, this one focused on tactics in the later Medeival period. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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The 10 strangest medieval weapons

By Rob Morgan The appearance of the top 10 medieval weapons in The Basiliscoe Mercury e-newsletter begged this second list to be written or attempted, obviously. Now it’s turned up courtesy of the medievalists.net. Lots of argument possible over this: … Continue reading

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Back to the basics

According to a note from an American reader published in the Naval Wargames Society’s newsletter, war gaming is about to receive a boost in the USA. A site at news.usni.org carries details of an announcement by Deputy Secretary of Defence … Continue reading

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Review of ‘European Medieval Tactics (1)’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey on early medieval tactics in Europe. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Partisan Warfare 1941-45’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an earlier Osprey on partisan warfare on the Eastern Front, and in the Balkans and Greece. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Vietnam Airmobile Warfare’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey on airmobile combat during the American war in Vietnam. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Medieval dice for medieval war games?

By Rob Morgan On the subject of wargames, it seems the dice we use in gaming today are the same as the dice Roman soldiers threw at the foot of the cross. But, according to a note I found by … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Eagle in the Sand’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews another historical fiction book, part of a series about adventurers in ancient Roman times. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A sample article for April

This month’s sample article by Paul Le Long, “(H)existential angst,” discusses ideas for gaming when space is limited. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Tufenk? A query

By Rob Morgan It’s a while since my note on blowpipes appeared in Hobilar, but recently I bought a bargain lot of Ospreys in the Oxfam shop. One of them was Men-at-Arms 140, “Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300-1774” by … Continue reading

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