Monthly Archives: December 2016

It’s not tat – it’s terrain

By Jonathan Aird As I travel around, I like to glance through the wares available from the gaudier tourist souvenir vendors. I have found they are, as often as not, veritable gold mines for cheap terrain. Not only are there … Continue reading

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The Allan Williams turret

By Rob Morgan During the Second World War, there were many forms of ‘defence’ put in place in the UK – pillboxes, gun positions, searchlight and radar posts. Some inventions were hasty and, if put to the test, likely to … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Total War: Warhammer’ video game

Daniel Barbuto reviews another entry in the Total War series, this one based on Warhammer fantasy. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Kamikaze!

By Rob Morgan Skywave’s 1/700th scale Japanese World War II warships are too well known to need comment here, but their range also includes two packs of Japanese naval planes at about £5 a pack. The first is four types … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Barbary Pirates’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a new Osprey on the history of the Barbary Pirates during the 15th to 17th centuries. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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‘Sunk!’

By Rob Morgan “Sunk!” is the title of a fascinating eight-page article in the December 2016 issue of History Today (Vol. 66 no.12), the British publication found in almost every library and on most newsagents’ bookshelves. Written by Professor Malcolm … Continue reading

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A sample article on the Battle of Britain

This month’s sample article from the pages of previous Lone Warrior issues is titled “The Few.” It’s by Rob Morgan and discusses some of the lesser known British aircraft of the Battle of Britain. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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LW No. 197 on the way

Editor Rich Barbuto reports that the latest issue of Lone Warrior magazine is about to appear in e-mail in-boxes around the globe. Here’s a preview of what’s in No. 197: “Notes From a Naval Wargamer” by Jeffrey G. Chorney: A look at some … Continue reading

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PBEM Golan Heights 1973 wargame campaign

By Nic Birt I have created a wargames campaign for the Golan Heights battles of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. The campaign webpage is: http://visualpast.org/wargames/golan73.html One form of ‘solo’ wargaming I’m keen to develop is PBEM (play by email) … Continue reading

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