Category Archives: Periods – Twentieth century

Some Thirties aircraft

By Rob Morgan I picked up a packet of Hasegawa 1/700th-scale aircraft the other day. The box is QG23-72123 in their range and contains 18 Japanese biplane aircraft models. There are nine Nakajima Type 90 fighters, and nine Mitsubishi Attack … Continue reading

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Review of ‘BT Fast Tank’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a 2016 Osprey on a 1930s Soviet light tank design. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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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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More on the BTR-40

By Rob Morgan The review of the BTR-40 model, which is now to be found in some numbers at branches of The Works bookshop in the UK, leads me to think about the models I’ve found in this remarkable and … Continue reading

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The Suomi m/1931 sub-machine gun

By Rob Morgan Among the many organisations I work with is La Columna, the Spanish Civil War ‘International Brigade’ re-enactment group based in England. They are a very active bunch, and as always, historians and wargamers alike can learn much … Continue reading

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Review of BTR-40 armored car diecast model

Jonathan Aird finds a diecast model of the Soviet-era armored car and likes what he found. His comments are on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War’

Jonathan Aird reviews a recent Osprey publication in their New Vanguard series, “The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War,” and finds it an excellent resource. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A short article in ‘History Ireland’

By Rob Morgan History Ireland is not, I’ll admit, a regular read of mine, but it does occasionally throw out a few gems.  A colleague pointed out one or two interesting articles in Volume 23, No.6 (Nov/Dec 2015). On page … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Winchester Lever-action Rifles’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey in their Weapon series: “Winchester Lever-action Rifles.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of an Osprey on the Chaco War

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey on the Chaco War. “The Chaco War 1932-35: South America’s Greatest Modern Conflict.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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