Author Archives: George Arnold

‘The Barbary Pirates’ review (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey title from their Elite series, “The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Just a spy ship or AGI

By Rob Morgan The basic model here is simply a resin 1/1200th-scale cargo ship, bought for a few pence a while back at a show. I didn’t really have much need for it, and it sat there for ages, until … Continue reading

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ACW naval rules added

Here’s another rule set from past issues of Lone Warrior. This one is for a naval game during the American Civil War and is by Mike Crane. Included are plans for paper models, if needed, and hit marker sheets. It’s … Continue reading

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A sample article for February

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is by Paul Le Long, who refights a Dark Ages battle using eight different rule sets, with some interesting points of comparison among the rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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WWII naval rules added

Kevin White provides a set of fast-play naval rules for World War II. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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‘Miniature Parade’ from 1968 reproduced

Rich Barbuto provides a digital copy of Jack Scruby’s “Miniature Parade” from October 1968. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of medieval artillery figures

Rob Morgan reviews a useful set of 1/72 plastic figures, depicting medieval artillery and gunners. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A sample article for the New Year

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is an innovative way by Steve Turner to create random terrain for wargame battles, especially for ongoing campaigns. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Upcoming Friday Insights

By Rob Morgan These short, free talks continue to be held at the London-based National Army Museum. nam.ac.uk During January to March 2019, sadly, only a few seem to have material to offer the wargamer. 11th January: ‘The Last Cavalry … Continue reading

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ACW ironclad rules added

Here’s another addition to the Complete Rule Sets page, “Virginia vs. Monitor.” Mike Crane’s original rules can be played out on a square grid, featuring the first clash of ironclads during the American Civil War. The rules are on the … Continue reading

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