Category Archives: Periods – Ancient

‘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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Call for the cavalry!

By Rob Morgan This was an article in Minerva, the archaeological journal (often with a decent nugget or two for the ancient and classical wargamer) in the May/June 2016 issue (pp. 8-11) in its Roman Military History series, in this … Continue reading

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A sample article for October

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior magazine is by George Arnold and features his tweaking of the Commands and Colors game rules and the description of a tabletop battle using the rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A familiar name, in print

In recent years, John Curry’s History of Wargaming Project has re-published many of the original, classic books on wargaming. The Project’s latest publication is one of Donald Featherstone’s works, titled “Wargames Through the Ages, Vol. 1: A Wargaming Guide to … Continue reading

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