Monthly Archives: May 2016

Review of ‘Seven Steps to Freedom’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a book written in the 1970s but only published recently, with a helping hand from the reviewer himself. It’s about gaming the 18th century in North America. It’s on the Reviews page.

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No. 195 is on the way

The latest issue of Lone Warrior magazine, No. 195, is being prepared for delivery in the next few days. Here’s an early look at the contents: ‘Don Featherstone’s Campaigns: A Viking Raid; a Solo Twist.’ Kevin White provides a scenario from one … Continue reading

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The Suomi m/1931 sub-machine gun

By Rob Morgan Among the many organisations I work with is La Columna, the Spanish Civil War ‘International Brigade’ re-enactment group based in England. They are a very active bunch, and as always, historians and wargamers alike can learn much … Continue reading

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Review of BTR-40 armored car diecast model

Jonathan Aird finds a diecast model of the Soviet-era armored car and likes what he found. His comments are on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Hitler’s Russian & Cossack Allies 1941-45’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey on some of Germany’s more unlikely allies on the Eastern Front: “Hitler’s Russian & Cossack Allies 1941-45.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘RAF’ game

Paul Le Long reviews the board game “RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940” and finds it an excellent solo game. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Garibaldi tribute troops

By Rob Morgan Tribute troops — that seems to be the best way to describe these several odd fighting formations around the world in the 19th century. Garibaldi’s name and his liberal revolutionary spirit seem to have brought into existence … Continue reading

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Five years for the Lone Warrior blog!

By George Arnold Dear readers, Today, May 7, is something of a red-letter day for the Lone Warrior blog. As of today, the blog has been in operation for five years. The very first post was published here on May 7, 2011. … Continue reading

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Texas and New Mexico in the American Civil War

By Rob Morgan Now I have to admit at the outset, that my knowledge of the ‘western theatre’ of the ACW is limited to two films: ‘Major Dundee,’ which would itself make a splendid solo wargame, and, of course, that … Continue reading

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A sample article for May

Rob Morgan provides this month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine. His article is an “everything you need to know to get started” type on naval warfare during the American Civil War. Included are where to find … Continue reading

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