Author Archives: George Arnold

A Jack Scruby catalogue from early 1970s

Rich Barbuto takes a look back at a Jack Scruby catalogue from the early 1970s. Scruby, one of the founders of the hobby, especially in the U.S., was producing a wide variety of figures in many eras and sizes, long … Continue reading

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Battleships at Okinawa 1945

By Rob Morgan (This is a note I wrote for the Naval Wargames Society newsletter recently. I thought it might be of interest to one or two SWA members who fight the Pacific Campaigns, and have wargamed the sea fight … Continue reading

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A new sample article

Kevin White provides this month’s sample article from previous number of Lone Warrior. “A House Divided” is a rule set focused on the English Civil War, and the article features photos of his paper soldier armies of the period. It’s … Continue reading

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Nothing on D-Day?

By Rob Morgan One of the things I anticipated, what with it being the 75th anniversary and all that, was a rash of material, notes, photos, comments, ideas for wargames, etc, etc, about D-Day in the Blog thing. Nothing. Nothing … Continue reading

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Eaglewall memories — lots of photos

By Bill Gilpin (Admin. note: Bill Gilpin sends along these photos, mostly from the book by Donald D. Hood mentioned below, from the collection of Joachim Thiel, and some images from the Internet. The final two photos are mockups Bill … Continue reading

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Another useful find

By Rob Morgan Buy it when you see it … and not when you need it, as the old saying goes. I was in ‘The Works’ discount bookshop the other afternoon, and picked up this pack: Ten ‘wooden embellishments’ for … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain rules now available

Mike Crane’s solo air rules, “Introduction to ‘Battle of Britain: Simple Hex Rules’,” have now been added to the blog. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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A sample article for July

Here’s this month’s sample article from the pages of past Lone Warriors. This time, Steve Turner explains the charts he created for officer casualties, to add color to campaign games. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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French and Indian War rules added

Michael Gray’s “French and Indian War Rules” have now been added to the Complete Rule Sets page. The rules look to be easily adaptable to any type of Horse and Musket game.

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A free gift for D-Day

By Rob Morgan I rarely buy the ‘glossy’ wargames magazines these days. They don’t have the appeal that they had back in the ’80s, but as I write this, the new issue of Miniature Wargames for July 2019, marked issue … Continue reading

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