Monthly Archives: July 2020

Old Science Fiction? Try Tarzan!

By Rob Morgan In my youth, I taught Science Fiction, and I know that the four interesting books in the ‘Janissaries’ series do indeed provide some opportunities for wargaming, and solo wargaming at that. Book two is probably the best … Continue reading

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USS Ohio and USS Los Angeles

By Rob Morgan I was just writing a comment on early submersibles, looking for a suitable photo to go with it, and came upon a pack of Triang Minic 1/1200th scale waterline models that I acquired a little before the … Continue reading

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Old Science Fiction

By Jim Rohrer I have been reading a science fiction trilogy by Pournelle and Greene (“Lord of Janissaries”). It is priced at $8.99 on Kindle and contains 896 pages (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013RCXRNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) has always been a favorite of mine … Continue reading

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‘Flammen-Flieger’ — A weapon re-discovered

By Rob Morgan There I was, meandering through my archives, or what my wife calls ‘the boxes in the attic’ (she’s never wargamed, you understand), looking for an article on the Model T Ford armoured cars that were used by … Continue reading

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The blockade runner ‘Mars’

By Rob Morgan The very thorough comment on what colour blockade runners were painted means I’ll have to repaint my small 1/1200th collection of them, after 30 years of, well, admittedly fairly infrequent use on the wargames table! Thorough, very, … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Blow Up a Factory’ scenario

In this month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior, Peter R. Barkworth describes a scenario for a French partisan attack on German occupiers. It’s called “Let’s Blow Up a Factory” and it’s on the Sample Articles page.

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An elite unit for 1849

By Rob Morgan The major event of 1849 was the Siege of Rome, during the defence of the Roman Republic, and there was a small, but marvellous and very easily produced unit of earnest young men serving in the front … Continue reading

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