Category Archives: Naval gaming

A sample article for June

This month’s article from the pages of past Lone Warriors is from Paul Le Long and explains his simple World War II naval rules (including air power). It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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The WWII flame barrage

By Rob Morgan Lord St. Vincent said of Bonaparte’s rag-tag and bobtail, ‘I do not say they cannot come, I only say they cannot come by sea.’ Now this is another of those intriguing weapons devised to prevent, in this … Continue reading

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HMS Good Hope, 1914

By Rob Morgan This is one of my older wargames models, of HMS Good Hope, Admiral Cradock’s flagship at the fateful Battle of Coronel in 1914. A sizeable piece of metal, six inches long almost, 1/1200th and designed purely for … Continue reading

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What about icebergs in war at sea?

By Rob Morgan There’s a daily column in The Times called Weather Eye, written by Paul Simons, and it sometimes contains notes of value to the naval wargamer. Recently the column dealt with an ‘armada of icebergs’ some 600 of … Continue reading

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A prison hulk model

By Rob Morgan An unusual choice of wargame model, I’ll admit. However, the Airfix small scale (undetermined, but it will “fit” in with 1/600th or 1/700th models) kit of HMS Victory has some unusual potential. I decided to make a … Continue reading

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A gunboat for the Potomac flotilla

By Rob Morgan The Peter Pig 1/600th model known as the USS Fuschia was one of the most attractive and useful small warships around. Its uses ranged from an 1840s gunboat to the Crimea and many Colonial encounters, and, well … Continue reading

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‘Sails of Glory’ — The models for the game

By Rob Morgan The other day, I had the chance to examine the ‘Sails of Glory’ game ship models of two nearby wargamers, Steve and Jay Button. It was the first time I’ve seen the 1/1000th scale models outside the … Continue reading

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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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