Category Archives: Periods – Ancient

A gift for Troy?

By Rob Morgan My memory being what it is, as in ageing, I try never to miss writing down any useful, or potentially useful, wargame material I come upon. This is an example. Now, I don’t actually wargame a great … Continue reading

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Another game report added

Another game reports has been added to this web site from the archives. This one features an ancient naval encounter recreating the Battle of Drepanum in 249 BC. It’s on the Game Reports page.

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Game report added

Here’s an older after-action write-up from an earlier blog entry, now added to the Game Reports page. This one is a report of a game between Romans and Ancient Britons fought using the Impetus rules. Click here to go to the … Continue reading

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‘Prince Emsah’s Guard’ rules

Here’s another entry for the  Complete Rule Sets page. These rules are by Bob Stewart and involve a search of a mummy’s tomb. It’s all played out with simple rules — suitable for play with the kiddos — and uses simple … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Zama 202 BC’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird finds some problems in this new Osprey Campaign book about the climactic battle of the Second Punic War. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A new sample article

Jonathan Aird describes some ways to randomize the appearance and deployment of two armies for a solo game using the DBA rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Review of Osprey’s ‘The Composite Bow’

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey of the Weapon series, titled “The Composite Bow.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a number from the Osprey Weapon series, “The Gladius: The Roman Short Sword.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Developing The Portable Wargame’

Arthur Harman reviews a new book by Bob Cordery that expands on his original rules from “The Portable Wargame”, also reviewed here. This book includes rules for World War II and for Ancients. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100-700BC’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey from the Warrior series and finds it lacking. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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