Monthly Archives: October 2021

Hot Wheels Batplane reviewed

Jonathan Aird has reviewed a recent find in the Hot Wheels range, a Batplane for Batman. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Panzer Colours III’ reviewed

Rob Morgan reviews a 1984 book from a series about Panzer markings and finds it remarkably thorough. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

Posted in Periods - World War II | 1 Comment

Warhorse

By Rob Morgan I was responding to one of Jim Rohrer’s comments on skirmishing, and it suddenly crossed my mind that as well as men having traits and characteristics, skills and disabilities, horses possess them as well! Where horses are … Continue reading

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‘Combat: US Soldier versus British Soldier, 1812’ reviewed

Martin Smith reviews an Osprey Combat series book, this one comparing U.S. and British soldiers in the War of 1812. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Individual characteristics in skirmish games

By Rob Morgan Jim Rohrer asks two questions which are, in many historical cases, easy to answer. Setting aside the possibilities of recreating the exact numbers and specific characteristics of say, ‘The Seven Samurai,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ or ‘The Magnificent … Continue reading

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‘Individual wargaming’

By Rob Morgan I took a look at some of that Wiki stuff Jim Rohrer mentioned. Well, Jim, don’t bother with it! The only decent starting point is still Don Featherstone’s opening chapter in his 1975book “Skirmish Wargaming.” He calls … Continue reading

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Issue 2 of Warhammer 40K reviewed

Jonathan Aird reviews the latest partwork issue that’s focused on Space Marines and their enemies. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Skirmishing

By Jim Rohrer Wikipedia, my favorite source on anything, has an article on man-to-man wargaming, aka skirmish wargaming. The history of this style and also the difficulties in game design are interesting. Reading this motivated me to google best skirmish … Continue reading

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Another sample article added

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Paul Le Long and is titled “Escape From Colditz.” Using the Black Ops rules from Osprey and a map from the old “Escape From Colditz” board game produces … Continue reading

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