Category Archives: Periods – General history

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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A short book on siege mines and more

By Rob Morgan At the moment I’m reading … “Siege Mines & Underground Warfare”by Kenneth Wiggins. It’s a short book, published by Shire archaeology who knock out books on everything from ‘Roman Coins’ to ‘Prehistoric Houses’ and ‘Cave Art’. Only … Continue reading

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Upcoming Friday Insights

By Rob Morgan These short, free talks continue to be held at the London-based National Army Museum. nam.ac.uk During January to March 2019, sadly, only a few seem to have material to offer the wargamer. 11th January: ‘The Last Cavalry … Continue reading

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Friday Insights

By Rob Morgan It often surprises me, knowing that wargamers are ardent historians and avid readers, how little so many of us share with the others in our fraternity. The title of this piece (which I know you opened up … Continue reading

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Lectures for those near London

By Rob Morgan The National Army Museum programme for Spring 2018 has arrived. London-based members and readers may already know of the ‘Friday Insights’ series of talks, held at the Museum in Chelsea at 11.30 on Friday mornings — obviously! … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Model Soldier Guide’

Rich Barbuto reviews a 1965 classic about building and painting some fine model soldiers of the time. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Fighting Men’ book (1963)

Rob Morgan reviews a long out-of-print book that would still be of some use to wargamers today, sub-titled, “How men have fought through the ages.” It’s on the Reviews page.

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Today’s Osprey review

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey titled “U.S. Infantry Equipments 1775-1910.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of Morschauser’s ‘How To …’ book

Paul Le Long reviews Joseph Morschauser’s 1962 book, “How To Play War Games in Miniature,” a classic from the earlier days of the hobby. It’s on the Reviews page.

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What’s new — Time for another sample article

Here’s another sample from the archives of Lone Warrior magazine: Marvin Scott offers some thoughts on how communication in war has changed throughout history. Then, he adds a simple solo game in which a U.S. cavalry scout must successfully carry … Continue reading

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