Monthly Archives: June 2020

Modern combat rules now available

Kevin White’s rules for modern combat between mechanized armies, “Battlegroup,” have been added to this web site. They were inspired by the Tom Clancy novel “Red Storm Rising.” They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.  

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The possibilities of ‘Steam-Punk’… at sea!

By Rob Morgan The rise in popularity of this Victorian-Edwardian style of, well, just about everything, wargames included, has left many in the hobby far behind. Science Fiction. (Never ever Sci-Fi or Scy-Fy.) As Ben Bova used to say, ‘if … Continue reading

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Embracing steampunk

By Jim Rohrer Some readers might assume, based on the title of this post, that I am completely out to lunch. Steampunk? What possible relevance could weird stuff like that have for solo wargaming? Answer: Warhammer. We all know how … Continue reading

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‘King’s African Rifles Soldier versus Schutztruppe Soldier’ reviewed

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey Campaign series book on World War I in East Africa. Lots of gaming possibilities there, he finds. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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More Napoleonic figures finished

By George Arnold Last month, I wrote about painting up some Napoleonic figures for the British Peninsular war. I’d finished several stands at the time and promptly ordered some more to finish off the army. Those figures are finished now … Continue reading

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Garibaldi: Beyond the Vosges

By Rob Morgan If I’d been able to find my Italian file, I’d probably have added this to my note on Garibaldi’s troops in the Army of the Vosges, which Jim Rohrer created recently. Now, Garibaldi inspired many nations to … Continue reading

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Dueling rules now available

Here’s a new addition to the Rule Sets page, a dice game for one or two players with rules for a fencing duel. Quick, easy and fun! The rules by Michael Barlow are on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 2: The ships

By Rob Morgan It’s quite incredible how many board games seem to have small and useful model ships included. Even ‘Monopoly’ has (or had?)  a splendid little ironclad warship as one of the pieces, but for the moment, let’s stick … Continue reading

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‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 1

By Rob Morgan I don’t suppose Waddingtons Ltd have had so much coverage in a wargame publication for many years, but the response to my short note on the excellent game of ‘Buccaneer’ leads me onward. Peter Barkworth’s comment is … Continue reading

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A sample article for June

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is “The Tochi Valley Escapade 1897” by Nic Birt. The article describes rules for a Northwest Frontier Colonial game, with one figure representing 10 men. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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