Monthly Archives: March 2018

An early wargaming disaster

By Rob Morgan If my mother had allowed me the use of one of her crisp, starched white bedsheets, it wouldn’t have happened, but she was convinced I’d tie-dye it or something like that. So it was ‘No!’ Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Review of ‘River Plate 1939’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an offering from the Osprey Campaign series, this one on the naval campaign and battle between the German pocket battleship Graf Spee and the British forces assigned to destroy her. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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South China Sea scenarios

By Rob Morgan A while ago, I looked for the first time in years at my old 1/1200th scale Peoples Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) flotillas. Beyond the idea of wargaming the Chinese Civil War, which did in fact have … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Rebel’ book

Derek Clark reviews “Rebel,” the first in a fictional trilogy about William Wallace, and finds it not so useful for solo gaming. It’s on the Reviews page.

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No. 202 is in the works

Lone Warrior Editor Rich Barbuto reports that issue No. 202 of the magazine for solo wargamers is in the final stages of production and will be electronically distributed within a few days. Here’s a preview of the contents: “Blockade Runner … Continue reading

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Market-Garden board games review

David H. Allen takes a look at three board games in a series about World War II’s Operation Market-Garden and finds them well suited for solo play. His review is on the Reviews page.

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Risk Europe

By Rob Morgan I was looking through one of the sites linked to the Solo Wargamers Association, “Wargaming Miscellany” and found a mention of this, described as a ‘board game of medieval conquest,’ made by Hasbro. Now, most of us … Continue reading

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A new sample article

Jonathan Aird describes some ways to randomize the appearance and deployment of two armies for a solo game using the DBA rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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