Category Archives: Periods – World War II

Review of Wally Simon’s WWII Wargame Design

Rich Barbuto reviews another in the series of reprints of Wally Simon’s wargaming ideas: “Wally Simon’s WWII Secrets of Wargame Design, Volume 7.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Panther vs. T-34’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews one of Osprey’s Duel series, this one a comparison between the Russian T-34 and the German Panther. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A sample article for April

This month’s sample article from previous Lone Warrior issues is “Ridge Line Reconnaissance,” by Kevin White. The article describes a solo game in which the player is the reconnoitering side and the unknown enemy is controlled by dice rolls. It’s … Continue reading

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Review of ‘British Commando 1940-45’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey focused on the British commandos of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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An unusual D-Day tank

By Rob Morgan Here is a photograph I took in Normandy on a drab May afternoon three years ago. The tank is a Centaur Mark IV, one of 80 of these AFVs used by the Royal Marines Support Group at … Continue reading

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The Maxson Mount

By Rob Morgan This is a “holiday snap” of the well-known World War II American-produced Maxson Mount for 4×0.5-inch Browning M2 machine guns, the very effective counter to low-flying enemy aircraft. I liked the look of this mount. (It’s to … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Bazooka vs Panzer’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey titled “Bazooka vs Panzer,” featuring the opposing weapons of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Campaign for Guadalcanal’ book

Mike Crane reviews an older book on the Guadalcanal campaign written and profusely illustrated by Jack Coggins, a must-have for those interested in the Pacific War. It’s on the Reviews page.

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The Allan Williams turret

By Rob Morgan During the Second World War, there were many forms of ‘defence’ put in place in the UK – pillboxes, gun positions, searchlight and radar posts. Some inventions were hasty and, if put to the test, likely to … 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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