Category Archives: Periods – Dark Ages

A sample article for February

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is by Paul Le Long, who refights a Dark Ages battle using eight different rule sets, with some interesting points of comparison among the rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Review of ‘Dux Bellorum’ rules

Paul Le Long reviews a set of rules by Daniel Mersey that focuses on small-scale combat during the Dark Ages. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Maurice’s Strategikon’ book

Rob Morgan reviews a translation of this Byzantine-era work and finds much useful in it for the wargamer. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Attila and the Nomad Hordes’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an entry from the Osprey Elite series and finds it tries to cover too much ground. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Vikings’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a new (sort of) Osprey about the Vikings. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Pale Horseman’ book

Jonathan Aird reviews a book in a series by Bernard Cornwell set in the times of Alfred the Great. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘King Arthur’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews another Osprey on King Arthur, this one from the Myths and Legends series. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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More Osprey reviews

Two more mini-reviews of Osprey publications have been added this week to the Ospreys at a Glance page: 1) ‘The US Army of World War I’ 2) ‘Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon Wars’

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Beowulf, Grendel, and Shape-shifter

By Mike Crane Rob Morgan’s recent review of Mick Yarrow’s Dark Age trio (Beowulf, Grendel, and Shape-shifter) is very interesting. His explanation concerning the shape-shifting character is very helpful — especially his reference to Beorn. According to Rob’s review, Mick produces the three … Continue reading

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Review of Dark Ages heroes and bear figures

Rob Morgan reviews a pair of Mick Yarrow figures and discusses their possible uses on the gaming table. It’s on the Reviews page.

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