Category Archives: Periods – American Civil War

A sample article for September

This month’s offering from past Lone Warriors is “Blockade Runner.” In the article, Jeffrey G. Chorney explains his own design for a board/miniatures game set during the American Civil War. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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March’s sample article

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Editor Rich Barbuto and is titled “Shiloh, April 1862.” The article explains Rich’s effort to replicate the confusion and close-quarter fighting that the Battle of Shiloh featured. The … 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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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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Steam Punk and the USS Galena

By Rob Morgan The USS Galena gunboat design was not one of the great successes of the Federal Navy, I’ll admit. Attractive, of course, with the awesome tumble home and quite powerfully armed as, essentially, a broadside ironclad. Never destined … Continue reading

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The most useless warship in history?

By Rob Morgan My 1/1200th-scale ACW fleets don’t get anything like the use they did 20 years ago. Now, I tend to use the 1/600th-scale models of Peter Pig with a few American-made Thoroughbreds thrown in, the latter for the … Continue reading

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25mm covered bridge model

Jonathan Aird reviews a Stone Mountain 25mm covered bridge with many gaming uses. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A trip to Shiloh

By George Arnold I recently had occasion to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to visit family and decided to leave a day early and drive 120 miles beyond Memphis and take in the Shiloh battlefield as a side trip. I’d been … Continue reading

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A gunboat for the Potomac flotilla

By Rob Morgan The Peter Pig 1/600th model known as the USS Fuschia was one of the most attractive and useful small warships around. Its uses ranged from an 1840s gunboat to the Crimea and many Colonial encounters, and, well … Continue reading

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‘A Splendid Failure’

By Rob Morgan The neglected Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia is given the above sad title in a six-page illustrated article by M. Blackburn, pages 44-49, in the September-October issue of the U.S.-produced magazine Archaeology. The wreck of the warship has … Continue reading

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