Category Archives: Periods – Ancient

Review of ‘Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100-700BC’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey from the Warrior series and finds it lacking. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Call for the cavalry!

By Rob Morgan This was an article in Minerva, the archaeological journal (often with a decent nugget or two for the ancient and classical wargamer) in the May/June 2016 issue (pp. 8-11) in its Roman Military History series, in this … Continue reading

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A sample article for October

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is by George Arnold and features his tweaking of the Commands and Colors game rules and the description of a tabletop battle using the rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A familiar name, in print

In recent years, John Curry’s History of Wargaming Project has re-published many of the original, classic books on wargaming. The Project’s latest publication is one of Donald Featherstone’s works, titled “Wargames Through the Ages, Vol. 1: A Wargaming Guide to … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Maritime Warfare in Northern Europe 500BC-1500AD’

Rob Morgan reviews a collection of scholarly papers on the subject of naval war in Northern Europe from ancient times through the Middle Ages and finds it of considerable interest and usefulness. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Republican Roman Warships’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a New Vanguard series title on “Republican Roman Warships.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Wolves of the North’ novel

Jonathan Aird reviews one of the books in the Warriors of Rome series and finds it unrelentingly violent. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of Osprey’s ‘Attila the Hun’

Jonathan Aird takes a look at an Osprey from their Command series, this one on Attila the Hun, a subject about whom so little is known. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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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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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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