Category Archives: Periods – Medieval

Campaigning with the plague

By Rob Morgan The weather column in The Times recently reported some research, with wargames potential, by Dr. Kathleen Pribyl of the University of East Anglia. Her team of researchers reconstructed the climate of that substantial part of England from … Continue reading

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William the Conqueror

By Rob Morgan This statue of William, more commonly known as “the Bastard” in his day, stands in the middle of Falaise in Normandy. The statue is close to the major castle of his duchy, and in a town totally … 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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Review of ‘Attila and the Nomad Hordes’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an entry from the Osprey Elite series and finds it tries to cover too much ground. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an early Osprey (from 1982) on a wide-ranging topic, “The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance 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 ‘Armies of Castile and Aragon 1370-1516’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey published last year and finds it well done. The review of ‘Armies of Castile and Aragon 1370-1516’ is on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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‘Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan’ review

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey book on a lesser known medieval empire, “Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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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 ‘Lion Rampant’ and ‘Dragon Rampant’ rules

Paul Le Long reviews a pair of Osprey wargame rules, “Lion Rampant” (medieval) and “Dragon Rampant” (fantasy). The review is on the Reviews page.

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