Category Archives: Current projects

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More Napoleonic figures finished

By George Arnold Last month, I wrote about painting up some Napoleonic figures for the British Peninsular war. I’d finished several stands at the time and promptly ordered some more to finish off the army. Those figures are finished now … Continue reading

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Printing custom event card decks

((Admin. note: Here’s a reprint from Jim Rohrer’s blog [see the post immediately below this one], in which he discusses how to make cards for your own event decks. Thanks, Jim!)) By Jim Rohrer Chance event card decks are useful … Continue reading

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Cathedral – a very useful board game

By Rob Morgan A little while before we were all forced to stay in, I bought a boxed game in the local charity shop. It cost me £1.99, about 3 Euros, or, what, $2.50-ish? Now I’ve had the chance to … Continue reading

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Latest painting project: Peninsular British

By George Arnold During these days of social distancing (isn’t that what solo gamers have been doing all along?), I’ve had plenty of extra time to take on some new painting projects. Not long ago, inspired by a renewed interest … Continue reading

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Camp distance to the battlefield

By Christopher Prest In light of the lockdown, I decided to look around my neighborhood for inspiration, and see if I could find an area that I could represent on my tabletop. As part of the narrative, I wanted to … Continue reading

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DIY fort or castle

By Jim Rohrer Like many other people these days, I have been puttering around at my hobby table. In general, One-Hour Wargames is my guide for gaming. The layouts fit on a small table and the scenery is minimalist. Each item is … Continue reading

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Adding more Revolutionary War units

By Rich Barbuto Rob Morgan has a great idea (see his post immediately below) about keeping members of the solo gaming community connected by sharing our recent hobby-related activities. After I gamed Cowpens a few years back, I decided to … Continue reading

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‘Time passes. Listen. Time passes.’

By Rob Morgan Well, if you’re interested that’s a quote from Dylan Thomas, but like, I suspect, a substantial number, if not all, other members of the SWA, I now find myself rather limited in my opportunities to conduct leisure … Continue reading

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Another useful find

By Rob Morgan Buy it when you see it … and not when you need it, as the old saying goes. I was in ‘The Works’ discount bookshop the other afternoon, and picked up this pack: Ten ‘wooden embellishments’ for … Continue reading

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Catching up on my reading

By Rob Morgan It’s a touch on the miserable side here as I write this, and so I’m catching up with some of  my late Winter reading. Currently, reading in support of my occasional wargaming, includes one of those ‘bits … Continue reading

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