Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘War Machine’ magazine

By Rob Morgan For me, the 1980s were a lean time, as a wargamer. Marriage, the kids, promotion, moving house, again, all took a toll of my interests. That’s why I didn’t buy War Machine, the 25-page themed magazine from … Continue reading

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A trip to Shiloh

By George Arnold I recently had occasion to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to visit family and decided to leave a day early and drive 120 miles beyond Memphis and take in the Shiloh battlefield as a side trip. I’d been … Continue reading

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War on the Great Lakes 1812, from ‘Mariner’s Mirror’

By Rob Morgan Mariner’s Mirror really is a learned publication which provides, and regularly, excellent material for the naval and combined ops wargamer. The current issue, Volume 103, No. 1, for February 2017 contains an interesting, valuable article entitled ‘Zeal, Intelligence … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Lone Warrior No. 198

The latest issue of Lone Warrior magazine, No. 198, is expected to be delivered in the next few days. Here’s an early look at the contents: “Damn the Torpedoes! Fast Play WW2 Naval Rules,” by Kevin White. Some simple rules for naval … Continue reading

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A sample article for March

This month’s sample article from past pages of Lone Warrior magazine is a science fiction game write-up from Jonathan Aird, featuring characters from the Dr. Who series. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A gunboat for the Potomac flotilla

By Rob Morgan The Peter Pig 1/600th model known as the USS Fuschia was one of the most attractive and useful small warships around. Its uses ranged from an 1840s gunboat to the Crimea and many Colonial encounters, and, well … 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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