Author Archives: George Arnold

A rare find: ‘Armada’ board game

By Rob Morgan I’ve just acquired a naval board game produced by Jeux Descartes of Paris. Invented by Phillipe des Pailleures and Patrice Pillet, their names are on the box. I bought it intact, for £2 in the local Oxfam … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Gempei War 1180-85’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a 2016 Campaign series Osprey on the Gempei War in Samurai-era Japan. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Robert Hardy, the great longbow expert

By Rob Morgan I met Robert Hardy, who died August 3, twice in the 1980s, at a Mary Rose conference, and later at the old Royal Armouries. I remember, he claimed when speaking to the audience on the second occasion, … Continue reading

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A sample article for August

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by George Arnold and explains a card-based system for randomizing orders of battle for gaming. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Suffolk – some intriguing WWII traces

By Jonathan Aird I do like to be beside the sea side – but in all honesty I’m not all that bothered about strolling on the prom-prom-prom, even the additional attraction of a big brass band doesn’t really swing it … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Invasion of Virginia, 1781’

Rich Barbuto, the editor of Lone Warrior, provides a review of a new book about the climactic campaign of the American War of Independence. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Popov ironclads

By Rob Morgan Here’s an old model. I bought it at a wargames show donkey’s years ago, made of balsa wood and wire, with odd bits superglued on. One of the two Popov circular ironclads built by the Russians in … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a number from the Osprey Weapon series, “The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A tram car roadblock

By Rob Morgan I try never to pass the local OXFAM shop. It always seems to throw up a bargain. Not long ago, I picked up an Osprey at a mere £1.99. This, however, was from the postcard box, and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘German vs. British Infantrymen’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey Combat series book, “France 1940: German Infantryman versus British Infantryman.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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