Monthly Archives: April 2016

Salute 2016 – Boy, you’re going to carry that weight a long time

By Jonathan Aird In a slight change to recent years, Salute 2016 saw the weather take a turn for the worst with almost wintry showers (there was even some snow not far north of London) which meant that it really … Continue reading

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More on Morschauser’s book …

((Rich Barbuto adds the following comments and photos about the recent post on Joseph Morschauser’s 1962 book “How to Play War Games in Miniature.” The photos are copied from the book.)) Joe M. inspired me in so many ways.  I … Continue reading

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And here’s how it all started …

By George Arnold I have now finally acquired the John Curry reprint of a favorite old book, “How to Play War Games in Miniature.” The reprint was published a few years ago. Paul Le Long reviewed it for this blog … Continue reading

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First impressions of ‘Bloody Big Battles’ rules

Paul Le Long has provided a “first impressions” look at Chris Pringle’s rule set, “Bloody Big Battles: Rules for Wargaming the Late Nineteenth Century.” Paul plans to follow up with a more detailed review after further play-testing of the rules. … Continue reading

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My oldest wargame model

By Rob Morgan This ancient warship emerged from my collection the other afternoon, quite by chance. I haven’t looked at or used it in a game for many years. It is, as one or two of the grey-bearded among us … Continue reading

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A sample article for April

Graham Empson provides this month’s article from the Lone Warrior archives. He describes solo mechanisms for setting up and running ACW games, including OOBs, leader qualities, deployment and more. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A small naval war, continued

By Rob Morgan The naval encounters of the War of the Pacific 1879-83, mentioned in an earlier note, do have some potential in 1/600th scale, it seems. Many thanks to the chap who e-mailed me and told me that Bay … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War’

Jonathan Aird reviews a recent Osprey publication in their New Vanguard series, “The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War,” and finds it an excellent resource. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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