Category Archives: Periods – Nineteenth century

Review of ‘Tippecanoe 1811: The Prophet’s Battle’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey Campaign book on American frontier fighting. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘German Armies 1870-71 (1): Prussia’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey on the Prussian army of 1870-71. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A gun crew in action

By Rob Morgan At first sight, this painting might seem to portray a Federal gun crew coming into action in the American Civil War, but it’s far from that continent and that war. The gunners depicted here are Danish, and … Continue reading

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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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Two short notes on naval warfare

By Rob Morgan The Society for Nautical Research’s excellent newsletter Topmasts No.19, for August 2016, has arrived, and in it two interesting short pieces, each with something to offer the naval wargamer. First, for the 150th anniversary of the Battle … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Bloody Big Battles’ rules

Paul Le Long provides his promised full review of Chris Pringle’s rules for the late 19th century, “Bloody Big Battles.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Garibaldi tribute troops

By Rob Morgan Tribute troops — that seems to be the best way to describe these several odd fighting formations around the world in the 19th century. Garibaldi’s name and his liberal revolutionary spirit seem to have brought into existence … Continue reading

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First impressions of ‘Bloody Big Battles’ rules

Paul Le Long has provided a “first impressions” look at Chris Pringle’s rule set, “Bloody Big Battles: Rules for Wargaming the Late Nineteenth Century.” Paul plans to follow up with a more detailed review after further play-testing of the rules. … Continue reading

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A small naval war, continued

By Rob Morgan The naval encounters of the War of the Pacific 1879-83, mentioned in an earlier note, do have some potential in 1/600th scale, it seems. Many thanks to the chap who e-mailed me and told me that Bay … Continue reading

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A small naval war

By Rob Morgan As I’m in the process of writing a full review of this new title, Osprey Men-at-Arms No. 504, “Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879-83,” this is merely notice of a small naval content in an … Continue reading

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