Monthly Archives: October 2015

Review of USS Vengeance starship model

Jonathan Aird reviews another Hot Wheels model of a Star Trek starship. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of Wally Simon’s fifth volume of wargame ideas

Rich Barbuto reviews the fifth volume of Wally Simon’s wargame ideas, “Wally Simon’s Master Secrets of Wargame Design: A Toolkit of Ideas, Analysis and Rule Mechanics.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Last Days of the Luftwaffe’ book

Rob Morgan reviews a well-illustrated history of the “Last Days of the Luftwaffe.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘English Civil War Fortifications’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey in their Fortress series, “English Civil War Fortifications 1642-51.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘What If’ book

Rich Barbuto reviews an anthology of 13 short stories of alternative history and recommends it. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-94’

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey of the New Vanguard series, this one on the “BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-94.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘China’s Wars’ book

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey book that is more than the average Osprey book. At 400+ pages, “China’s Wars: Rousing the Dragon 1894-1949” is a comprehensive hardback title that covers its subject in detail. Since it’s not your standard Osprey, … Continue reading

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Bargain basement tanks and AFVs

By Rob Morgan The UK bookshop chain The Works never ceases to amaze me. This, the first week in October, a substantial bin of blister pack models in 1/72nd scale has appeared, all at £2 a model, ideal for wargames … Continue reading

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A new sample article for October

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior features Jonathan Aird’s game reports and ideas for refining the rule set “De Bellis Velitum,” ancient skirmish rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Review of ‘Armies of Castile and Aragon 1370-1516’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews a recently published Osprey,”Armies of Castile and Aragon 1370-1516,” and finds it of limited use. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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