Monthly Archives: February 2018

Review of Star Wars AT-AT and snowspeeder models

Jonathan Aird reviews more Hot Wheels offerings from the new Star Wars movies and finds these to be out of scale. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Pirate ship card naval wargames by Wizkids

By Rob Morgan Another odd purchase, at a pound a pack in a local shop — from the seriously discounted bin, known as ‘The Lost Hope.’ Something I honestly don’t remember featuring in any of the model or games (or … Continue reading

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Review of The Miniature Parade magazine (1968)

Rich Barbuto reviews an old publication from wargaming pioneer Jack Scruby, the December 1968 edition of The Miniature Parade magazine. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A solar system for wargamers?

By Rob Morgan The scientific name for this is an Orrery, but as this is largely plastic and less than mechanical, I won’t be pedantic. I still operate on the principle founded by the late Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, one of … Continue reading

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Uboot kickstarter

By Kevin Duke Are you following the UBOOT: The Boardgame kickstarter? It looks like a real a “deep dive” into the tactics and operations of the U-boats in early World War 2. This cooperative game puts 1-4 players in key … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Sturmartillerie – Spearhead of the Infantry’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a recent Osprey full-sized book on the German Sturmartillerie of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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No Contraband!

By Rob Morgan I originally wrote this for the Naval Wargames Society’s Newsletter. But it may be of interest to US readers of the blog. (“No Contraband!” is the motto on a German World War I commemorative medal issued for … Continue reading

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A sample article for February

Here’s a sample article from the pages of past Lone Warrior journals. This one is from Kevin White, who has designed a solo game featuring an Old West theme, with a wagon train, U.S. cavalry and hostile Indians. It’s on … Continue reading

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