Monthly Archives: January 2018

War in the East 1941: What ifs?

By Rob Morgan After a swift excursion to Stalingrad via Anthony Beevor’s excellent book, I dipped in to John Erickson’s great work “The Road to Stalingrad,” kept my snow boots on and now I’m deep into it. Page 295 describes … Continue reading

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Review of ‘War Fighter’ solo board game

David H. Allen reviews the solo board game “War Fighter,” which follows missions by small groups of Special Forces personnel. His review is on the Reviews page.

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Aircraft armament of WWI

By Rob Morgan In a book called ‘Early Aircraft Armament,’ on the aeroplane and the gun up to 1918, Harry Woodman* provides a comprehensive, and almost overwhelmingly detailed book on the subject of guns aboard aeroplanes before and during the … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Piece of Cake’ TV mini-series (1988)

George Arnold reviews a video of the British TV mini-series “Piece of Cake,” available on DVD. It relates the story of a fictional RAF squadron in the early days of World War II, including the Battle of Britain. It’s on … Continue reading

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Review of Star Wars Imperial AT-ACT cargo walker

Jonathan Aird finds another Hot Wheels model from the latest Star Wars movies. His review, with photos, is on the Reviews page.

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A sample article to start the New Year

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is a tongue-in-cheek “interview” with the world’s last solo wargamer, set many years in the future. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Lectures for those near London

By Rob Morgan The National Army Museum programme for Spring 2018 has arrived. London-based members and readers may already know of the ‘Friday Insights’ series of talks, held at the Museum in Chelsea at 11.30 on Friday mornings — obviously! … Continue reading

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What’s your best of 2017?

By George Arnold Here’s a fun suggestion (hat-tip for the idea to Jonathan Aird) now that 2017 is behind us: So, what was the best gaming experience you had in the past year? Was it a new project, an unusually … Continue reading

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