Category Archives: Periods – General history

Characteristics and command

By Rob Morgan If there’s anyone who should be easily distinguished on the battlefield it’s the commander. And even commanders get involved in skirmishes. Look what happened to ‘Stonewall’ Jackson! In modern warfare things are very different. World War I … Continue reading

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Warhorse

By Rob Morgan I was responding to one of Jim Rohrer’s comments on skirmishing, and it suddenly crossed my mind that as well as men having traits and characteristics, skills and disabilities, horses possess them as well! Where horses are … Continue reading

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Airfix Magazine and Airfix 1/76th-scale figures

By Rob Morgan To continue where, well, more or less where, I finished in my previous note, there was a substantial number of series dealing with the conversion, upgrading and the general potential of the Airfix small-scale wargames figures during … Continue reading

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Women and table-top wars

By Rob Morgan H.G. Wells, when he wrote his legendary wargaming work, didn’t exclude girls and women from the potential of playing those “Little Wars,” so how did about 50 percent of the population slip away from the several genres … Continue reading

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Women at War

By Rob Morgan I picked up a short review of a reprinted book called “Women, Armies & Warfare” by John A. Lynn II, in University the other day. Published by Cambridge University Press in the UK, it’s a short 251-page … 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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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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