Monthly Archives: August 2015

Review of ‘Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1) 1100-1300’

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey Men-at-Arms publication on Medieval Scandinavian armies from 1100-1300. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Chindit vs. Japanese Infantryman” (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey from the Combat series, “Chindit versus Japanese Infantryman 1943-44.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Osprey review: ‘Challenger MBT 1982-1997’

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey from the New Vanguard series on the Challenger Main Battle Tank. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Lucky Toys: Dracula

By Rob Morgan This range of 20/25mm plastic figures is greatly under-rated, possibly because they are quite hard to find. But scouring the land for some unusual Eastern Medieval warriors, I came upon Set TL0011, called “Vlad Tepes.” Altogether, 34 … Continue reading

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Osprey review: ‘Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean’

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey on the Sea Peoples, one of the mysteries of the Bronze Age. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A note on ‘Predator’ book

By Rob Morgan Written by Richard Whittle, this 350+ page volume is published by Hart of New York, and the price in the UK is £20 hardback, it’s subtitled “The Origins of Drones in Warfare.”  Drones, says the author, “sparked … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey book from their Duel series: “Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th – 11th centuries.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Burning captured banners

By Rob Morgan For me, the Renaissance, at least as far as the British Isles are concerned, ends with the defeat of the Jacobite Army at Culloden in April 1746, drawing as clear a line as possible under the now … Continue reading

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Europe’s last battle?

By Rob Morgan This isn’t an original thought about the Second World War, but merely a comment and a few suggestions drawn from reading a single-page article (it’s page 6) in the July 2015 issue of History Today. Written by … Continue reading

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A sample article for August

This month’s sample article from the pages of past Lone Warrior magazine issues is actually a two-fer, two articles in which George Arnold discussed the many details involved in designing a campaign set in the American Civil War period. It’s on the … Continue reading

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