Monthly Archives: June 2012

Replaying ‘WWI Aerial War Game’ — with photos and models!

By Mike Crane “Play it again, Sam” is a familiar line from Humphrey Bogart in the old Casablanca movie. Well, it kept coming to mind as I was thinking of replaying some of my old games.  Eventually, the “WWI Aerial … Continue reading

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German human torpedoes of WWII

By Rob Morgan In 1943, the Kriegsmarine needed a host of  special attack weapons for use against Allied shipping in short-range operations in the English Channel. Three types were designed and built, the “Neger,” some 200+ of these; the “Marder,” … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Military Modelling Guide to Wargaming’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews a guide to the hobby from the 1980s. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Bayou Wars XX – 2012 — with photos

By Mike Crane I went to New Orleans for Bayou Wars XX the weekend of June 8-10. Man, did it rain! The rain began at Baton Rouge and continued off and on until we left Kenner in a torrential downpour. … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Battle Notes for Wargamers’ book

Paul Le Long reviews another Donald Featherstone classic, this one from 1973. (It’s also just been reprinted). The review is on the Reviews page, of course.

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Review of ‘Operation Warboard’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews another classic, which includes a full set of World War II battlefield rules. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of Stonehenge model

Rob Morgan reports on a useful model of the prehistoric ruins. It’s on the Reviews page.

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It’s in the mail

Rich Barbuto, editor of Lone Warrior  magazine, reports that No. 179 goes into the mail today. Be on the lookout!

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Review of ‘Sea Battle Games’ book

Paul Le Long reviews a new edition of a book on naval gaming that originally was published in 1970. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Don Featherstone interview

Here’s a link to a roughly six-minute interview with Don Featherstone, one of the founders of the modern wargaming hobby. Some of his books have been already reviewed on the Reviews page, with more of them to come. Thanks to Rob … Continue reading

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