Category Archives: Naval gaming

The most useless warship in history?

By Rob Morgan My 1/1200th-scale ACW fleets don’t get anything like the use they did 20 years ago. Now, I tend to use the 1/600th-scale models of Peter Pig with a few American-made Thoroughbreds thrown in, the latter for the … Continue reading

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On Eastern rivers and lakes

By Rob Morgan My Ostfront naval flotillas are, for the most part, 1n 1/300th scale, and range from the old Skytrex landing craft and gunboats to the newest acquisition, the Zvezda Russian-made armoured river boat shown here. It’s a new … Continue reading

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Yes! You can wargame with almost anything!

By Rob Morgan The photograph is of a small wargame I prepared several years ago, to use at an ‘open day,’ simply to illustrate the ease with which a wargame can be created. Several other demonstrations chose to show off … Continue reading

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A sample article to start the month

This month’s sample article from the Lone Warrior archives is by regular contributor Jonathan Aird and features his ideas on setting up a Lepanto galley game. Lots of good ideas! It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Popov ironclads

By Rob Morgan Here’s an old model. I bought it at a wargames show donkey’s years ago, made of balsa wood and wire, with odd bits superglued on. One of the two Popov circular ironclads built by the Russians in … Continue reading

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Review of Mulberry Harbour models in 1-3000th scale

Rob Morgan reviews some useful models from Mick Yarrow in 1/3000th scale. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey Men-at-Arms number on Byzantine naval forces, as originally published in Lone Warrior magazine. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A sample article for June

This month’s article from the pages of past Lone Warriors is from Paul Le Long and explains his simple World War II naval rules (including air power). It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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The WWII flame barrage

By Rob Morgan Lord St. Vincent said of Bonaparte’s rag-tag and bobtail, ‘I do not say they cannot come, I only say they cannot come by sea.’ Now this is another of those intriguing weapons devised to prevent, in this … Continue reading

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HMS Good Hope, 1914

By Rob Morgan This is one of my older wargames models, of HMS Good Hope, Admiral Cradock’s flagship at the fateful Battle of Coronel in 1914. A sizeable piece of metal, six inches long almost, 1/1200th and designed purely for … Continue reading

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