Monthly Archives: May 2015

Review of Zombie pirates figures

Jonathan Aird likes a new set of Zombie pirate figures from MARS. His review is on the Reviews page.

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‘The Artilleryman’ quarterly

By Rob Morgan I suspect more American than European wargamers will know of this quarterly journal which frequently contains material of use in our own field. As well as regular articles on re-enactors and on ordnance sites across the USA … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan provides a detailed look at an Osprey dealing with the complicated war in Yugoslavia, 1941-45. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Roman Battle Tactics 390-110BC’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey publication in the Elite series, “Roman Battle Tactics 390-110BC.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Diecast vehicles for modern wargames

By Mike Crane Over the years I have noticed that there are more grown men in the toy departments looking at the Matchbox cars than there are children.  I keep hoping that people are thinking I am toy shopping for … Continue reading

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C.S.Forester — a wargamer’s novelist

By Rob Morgan The mention of some of Forester’s excellent novels in the blog Wargaming Miscellany reminded me of the immense value of this legendary writer’s novels. It’s over 50 years since I first read them and, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Salute 2015 – what got did and what’s been hid

By Jonathan Aird “In the early morning rain – with a dollar in my hand” – that has to be the best way to head off to Salute. If it is one of the sunniest days of the year – … Continue reading

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An anniversary and something new

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the launch of this Lone Warrior Blog. The blog “came to life” with its first post on May 7, 2011, a greeting from Lone Warrior magazine editor Rich Barbuto. Since then, the blog has … Continue reading

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Darts in warfare

By Rob Morgan The list of strange medieval weapons which originated inThe Basiliscoe Mercury e-mail newsletter included the odd, heavy darts which the Byzantines carried, an unusual but potentially very effective weapon thrown en masse, so I looked for more … Continue reading

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A sample article for May

Jonathan Aird provides this month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine. His article provides a programmed scenario for fighting a large skirmish action set in the American Civil War period. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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