Author Archives: George Arnold

Review of ‘Dux Bellorum’ rules

Paul Le Long reviews a set of rules by Daniel Mersey that focuses on small-scale combat during the Dark Ages. It’s on the Reviews page.

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No. 203 ready for takeoff

It’s that time again. Editor Rich Barbuto plans delivery of the latest issue of Lone Warrior for this weekend. As usual, here’s a quick preview of the contents: ‘Not Your Grandfather’s Waterloo,’ by George Knapp. Rules for a Napoleonic game … Continue reading

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A sample article for June

This month’s sample article from the archives of Lone Warrior is a set of rules for a solo World War II game by Mike Crane: “Bombers and Fighters Over Europe.” It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Missing medieval cog models?

By Rob Morgan The cogs in the photographs are 1/3000th scale, made originally by Bill Lamming in the North of England. Fairly old models now, I bought them from Bill in the late 1970s. I later wrote a series of … Continue reading

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‘Apache Warrior versus US Cavalryman’ (Osprey) review

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey focused on the American Indian wars. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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‘Playing at the World’ book review

Paul Le Long reviews “Playing at the World,” a history of Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games, with a brief history of wargaming, from Chess forward, included. It’s highly recommended. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Aubrey and Maturin

By Rob Morgan I am, and always have been, a ‘Hornblower’ fan. But I’ve long intended to write a note about another Napoleonic Wars naval hero. Jack Aubrey is a very different kettle of fish from Horatio Hornblower. His and … Continue reading

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A sample article for May

Steve Turner provides this month’s sample article from past numbers of Lone Warrior magazine. This article describes how he went about setting up a fictional Colonial campaign in North Africa. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Friday Insights

By Rob Morgan It often surprises me, knowing that wargamers are ardent historians and avid readers, how little so many of us share with the others in our fraternity. The title of this piece (which I know you opened up … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Last Stand’ book

Rob Morgan reviews a book about last-stand battles from Napoleonic times forward and finds some accounts useful for solo gaming, others not so much. It’s on the Reviews page.

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