Category Archives: Naval gaming

Age of Sail rules added

The latest set of rules from past Lone Warrior’s has been added. The “Wooden Walls, Iron Balls and Paper Ships” rules are by Paul Le Long and can be played with paper ships courtesy of Mike Crane. (They can also … Continue reading

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A sample article for September

This month’s offering from past Lone Warriors is “Blockade Runner.” In the article, Jeffrey G. Chorney explains his own design for a board/miniatures game set during the American Civil War. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Battleships at Okinawa 1945

By Rob Morgan (This is a note I wrote for the Naval Wargames Society newsletter recently. I thought it might be of interest to one or two SWA members who fight the Pacific Campaigns, and have wargamed the sea fight … Continue reading

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Eaglewall memories — lots of photos

By Bill Gilpin (Admin. note: Bill Gilpin sends along these photos, mostly from the book by Donald D. Hood mentioned below, from the collection of Joachim Thiel, and some images from the Internet. The final two photos are mockups Bill … Continue reading

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A free gift for D-Day

By Rob Morgan I rarely buy the ‘glossy’ wargames magazines these days. They don’t have the appeal that they had back in the ’80s, but as I write this, the new issue of Miniature Wargames for July 2019, marked issue … Continue reading

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Eaglewall ship models remembered

By Rob Morgan Anyone remember them? They were among the first ever plastic wargames ship models in 1/1200th scale, back in the early 1960s. Many, and I mean many, of the wargames and modelling magazines around since then have carried … Continue reading

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IJNS Mikasa — The last survivor

By Rob Morgan Take a look at the photograph. The admiral on a plinth is Admiral Togo,  the only naval commander in the 20th century to have fought two fleet actions with battleships and won both. The warship behind him … Continue reading

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A robot? Or what?

By Rob Morgan I was in the pound shop and found these hooks, but I didn’t need any hooks. Four for a pound and made by a German company, Powerfix. I thought they could add something to my science fiction … Continue reading

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‘The Barbary Pirates’ review (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey title from their Elite series, “The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Just a spy ship or AGI

By Rob Morgan The basic model here is simply a resin 1/1200th-scale cargo ship, bought for a few pence a while back at a show. I didn’t really have much need for it, and it sat there for ages, until … Continue reading

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