Category Archives: Periods – World War I

A colourful Russian unit

By Rob Morgan I’ve always believed that re-enactors have a great deal to offer the wargamer in terms of the “reality” of life in warfare, particularly, of course, where there is no prospect of encountering a veteran or survivor of … Continue reading

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An interesting range of 1/72nd WWI tanks

By Rob Morgan It’s about 45 years since a thoughtful girlfriend bought me a copy of John Milsom’s “Russian Tanks 1900-1970” and it’s a book which has long been an active part of my wargaming, especially the OstFront. But I’m … Continue reading

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On holiday photographs

By Rob Morgan I’m currently preparing for our annual week’s holiday in France, Brittany this time, the eastern bit, where Patton’s army broke out in 1944. I will, of course, take my camera. Old fashioned, I still pack one and … Continue reading

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Review of MY 1/4800 WWI ship models

Mike Crane reviews some small, useful and inexpensive WWI ship models from Mick Yarrow. It’s on the Reviews page.

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9 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

By Rob Morgan I was in the Oxfam shop the other day, and picked up half a dozen copies of Cross and Cockade, the World War I aviation history journal, for a pound. Never having read this publication before, I … Continue reading

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Invading Switzerland?

By Rob Morgan Monty, when writing up his splendid “History of Warfare,” wisely suggested that experience has taught that the first rule of warfare appeared to be “Don’t march on Moscow,”  but Switzerland seems to have a similar dread for … Continue reading

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Review of ‘British/German Infantry 1916’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey from the Combat series, this one contrasting “British Infantryman versus German Infantryman: Somme 1916.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Reviews of three WWI Osprey titles

As the anniversary of the start of World War I continues, Rob Morgan offers his thoughts on three separate Osprey titles dealing with the conflict: “Armies in the Balkans 1914-18.” “The Ottoman Army 1914-18.” “Armies in East Africa 1914-18.” They’re all on … Continue reading

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The naval war on Lake Nyasa, August 1914

By Rob Morgan There’s a school of thought (not one to which I subscribe) which insists that World War I was won at sea with long lines of battleships and battlecruisers slogging it out in the North Sea. But, in … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Lawrence and the Arab Revolts’ (Osprey)

Here’s another of Rob Morgan’s reviews of World War I-related Ospreys, to mark the centennial of the start of the war. This one is on “Lawrence and the Arab Revolts.” Note the plural; there were more than just one “revolt” … Continue reading

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