Author Archives: JohnY

The ‘Kriegsspiel’ and Solo Gaming?

by Rob Morgan A few recent remarks, suggestions and queries, especially those from Jim, have led me to this brief note. Some of the ‘patterns of war games’ for want of a better expression, which I feel may be useful … Continue reading

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‘The Civil War Battlefield Guide’ Review Added

Jim Roher finds plenty of wargaming inspiration in this collection of maps of battles of the American Civil War. You can find it on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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A Sample Article for September

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Brian Cameron and is titled “My Approach to playing Solo Battles”. The author offers suggestions for setting up solo battles, from choosing terrain and battle plans for both … Continue reading

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OK? So, who was the greatest General?

by Rob Morgan We were contemplating the idea of command on the tabletop, Brian and I. Of course, there’s been a lot in these columns about good and bad generals over the past year or two and probably will be … Continue reading

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‘Famous By My Sword’ Review Added

Martin Smith reviews ‘Famous By My Sword’: The Army of Montrose and the Military Revolution. He finds much to recommend in this title which covers the Scots Royalist Army raised by James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, and its battles in … Continue reading

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Back to The Unsinkable “Titan”

by Rob Morgan, Back in 2003, issue No. 144 (Vol. 28/2, pp 46-48), Lone Warrior carried a short article of mine on a naval unit, one entirely suitable, as most warships are, of playing a central role in a solo … Continue reading

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A River Gunboat

by Rob Morgan, This small wooden boat, an oil tanker shape, intended for a small child’s play set, is about 8 inches (35cm) long, sturdy, and with a lovely empty deck. I bought it for a little less than 3 … Continue reading

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‘Rome’s Enemies (5): The Desert Frontier’ Osprey Review Added

Martin Smith reviews Men-At-Arms 243 and notes that it is beautifully illustrated and serves as a “fine introduction to a lesser-known subject”. The full review is available on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Review of Dark Alliance Fire Demons

Jonathan Aird reviews this set of Tolkien-inspired Fire Demons from Ukranian figure-manufacturer, Dark Alliance. At just two-figures per box, he finds the price reasonable, particular given that, as he notes, “there’s only one Balrog in Moria, after all.” It’s on … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Panzers!

By Rob Morgan It has been many years since I drafted a never-to-be-completed wargame based on a series of Allied invasions of the Channel Islands in 1944. I’m not surprised I abandoned the idea, given that this collection of islands … Continue reading

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