Monthly Archives: April 2020

Camp distance to the battlefield

By Christopher Prest In light of the lockdown, I decided to look around my neighborhood for inspiration, and see if I could find an area that I could represent on my tabletop. As part of the narrative, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Writing for Lone Warrior made easy

During the current coronavirus lockdown, we’ve been seeing an increase in written contributions, both to Lone Warrior itself and to this blog. For subscribers, blog-readers and solo gamers in general, that’s a welcome bit of good news in the midst … Continue reading

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FAQ #1

By Jim Rohrer Most people are not sufficiently interested in solo wargaming to ask about it, but when they do, Frequently Asked Question #1 might be something like this: Why do you enjoy it? How is it fun? To answer … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2)’ added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed the second of the Osprey Campaign series on Operation Market-Garden. This part of the series focuses on the British airborne operations. The review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Polish scythe-men

(Editor’s note: This comment by Rob Morgan is in response to Jim Rohrer’s question in the earlier blog post on “Scythes as weapons.”) By Rob Morgan Scythes? A fascinating and long running subject, Jim. The scythe, from its medieval origins, … Continue reading

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Scythes as weapons

By Rob Morgan I’ve just read an article in The Antiquaries Journal (Volume 99, September 2019, pp. 225-270) by Edward Impey of the Royal Armouries. It’s entitled “A Desperate Weapon: Re-hafted scythes at Sedgemoor in warfare and in the Tower … Continue reading

Posted in Periods - Medieval | 1 Comment

Combat Air Patrol rules added

Kevin White’s Combat Air Patrol rules have been posted. They are easy rules simulating air and carrier combat in the Pacific during World War II. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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Table of Contents updated

The Table of Contents page is updated periodically to reflect the contents of the more recent issues of Lone Warrior. The latest update has now been made, showing the journal’s contents through 2019. It’s on the Back Issues and Tables … Continue reading

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A question about ACW blockade runners

By Rob Morgan In my collection of 1/1200th American Civil War models, I have a number of blockade runners, rarely used in any game, but I like them. Mars and Banshee are delightful models, made by Skytrex and Navwar ages … Continue reading

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DIY fort or castle

By Jim Rohrer Like many other people these days, I have been puttering around at my hobby table. In general, One-Hour Wargames is my guide for gaming. The layouts fit on a small table and the scenery is minimalist. Each item is … Continue reading

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