Category Archives: Solo wargaming

A sample article for August

This month’s sample article from the pages of past Lone Warrior issues is by Paul Le Long and illustrates his ideas for playing a game without rules, using a “fate chart” and an ongoing narrative. It works! The article is … Continue reading

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The agonies and joys of play-testing

By Mike Crane Okay, I admit it. There is much to be said for writing your own rules and making up your own games. But, there are a lot of agonies involved in play-testing those rules. First, every set of … Continue reading

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A sample article for July

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is by Aaron W. Throne and provides his set of rules for a simple campaign. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Review of ‘Miniature Parade’ magazine

Rich Barbuto finds another copy of Jack Scruby’s wargaming magazine, The Miniature Parade. This issue is dated Spring 1968. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A sample article for June

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is titled, “The War Goes on.” It’s the final article written by the late David Barnes and combines some recollections with the state of his hobby-ing at the time. … Continue reading

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Review of ‘RAF’ game

Paul Le Long reviews the board game “RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940” and finds it an excellent solo game. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A sample article for April

Graham Empson provides this month’s article from the Lone Warrior archives. He describes solo mechanisms for setting up and running ACW games, including OOBs, leader qualities, deployment and more. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Review of Jack Scruby’s ‘Miniature Parade’ magazine

Rich Barbuto finds a 1968 magazine from Jack Scruby, one of the pioneers of miniature wargaming, and discusses Jack’s influence on his own wargaming history. Extracts from the original publication are also included. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Field Commander Napoleon’ game

Paul Le Long reviews a board game about Napoleon’s campaigns that is specifically designed for solo play. He likes it. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A sample article for the New Year

This month’s sample article from the archives of Lone Warrior, the journal of the Solo Wargamers Association, has now been posted. This article is by Steve Turner and discusses how he goes about building 6mm units out of wood. It’s a … Continue reading

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