Monthly Archives: April 2012

What’s new — Battle report: Scotland, 1307

Allen Campbell contributes an article he wrote that was originally published in the Fall 2002 issue of The Citadel.  Allen offers a fictional battle in 1307 Scotland using Two Hour Wargames’ “Warrior Kings” rules. The report is on the Miscellaneous … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Rules for Wargaming’ book

Continuing a series of reviews of classic wargaming books, Jonathan Aird discusses “Rules for Wargaming” by Arthur Taylor. It’s on the Reviews page.

Posted in Air gaming, Naval gaming, Periods - American Civil War, Periods - Eighteenth century, Periods - Napoleonic, Periods - Pike and Shot, Periods - Twentieth century | Leave a comment

Review of Quarrie’s ‘Armoured Wargaming’ book/rules

Paul Le Long reviews another classic wargaming book, “Armoured Wargaming” by Bruce Quarrie. It’s on the Reviews page.

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What’s new — Battle report: British vs. Zulus

Chris Hahn provides another battle report, this one on the Battle of Magnuson’s Drift — British vs. Zulus. With maps, a chart and photos. It’s all on the Miscellaneous page.

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Review of Morschauser’s ‘How To …’ book

Paul Le Long reviews Joseph Morschauser’s 1962 book, “How To Play War Games in Miniature,” a classic from the earlier days of the hobby. It’s on the Reviews page.

Posted in Periods - General history | 8 Comments

All I want for Christmas! or ‘Where’s my Ferret?’

By Rob Morgan Those of you who, like me, have been around the wargaming world for decades will recognise the old Airfix advert here. It was a back cover in Don Featherstone’s Wargamers Newsletter in the 1960s, and shows almost … Continue reading

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What’s new — Soloing the fighting around Hougoumont

Rich Barbuto draws on his personal tours of the site to provide some ideas for a solo game of the Battle of Waterloo, specifically the fighting around the chateau Hougoumont. It’s on the Miscellaneous page.

Posted in Periods - Napoleonic, What's new | 1 Comment

Review of ‘General at Sea’ rules (and paper ships too!)

Mike Crane reviews a set of rules called ‘General at Sea, Wargames Rules and Scenarios for Fleet Actions, 1640-1721.’ And Mike includes some of his colorful images of ships — suitable for copying — to get going with these rules … Continue reading

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Billy No-Mates: A soloist speaks up

By Kevin White A Brief History My interest in wargaming began at secondary school (during the 1970s). The English teacher made us do a three-minute talk on a hobby or something of interest to us. One boy talked about wargaming … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Ancient Wargaming’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews an oldie by Phil Barker that’s also been reprinted lately. It’s on the Reviews page.

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