Category Archives: Naval gaming

A sample article for September

As usual for a new month, here’s a vintage article from past issues of Lone Warrior. In this one, George Arnold takes a classic Avalon Hill board game, “Victory in the Pacific,” and revamps the rules to make the game … Continue reading

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Warships and accessories

By Rob Morgan In the local model shop, I found two packs of 1/700th Hasegawa ‘Water-Line’ series accessories. I’ve often mentioned the Hasegawa ‘Tugger’ set of small vessels suitable for conversion as armed auxiliaries in many periods of modern naval … Continue reading

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A sample article for August

Here’s a sample article for this month. It’s titled “Notes From a Naval Wargamer” and was written by Jeffrey G. Chorney. The article first appeared in Lone Warrior issue No. 197. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Steam Punk and the USS Galena

By Rob Morgan The USS Galena gunboat design was not one of the great successes of the Federal Navy, I’ll admit. Attractive, of course, with the awesome tumble home and quite powerfully armed as, essentially, a broadside ironclad. Never destined … Continue reading

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Ships in ‘The Works’ store

By Rob Morgan I was looking for a birthday present, when I found a pile of little red boxes on the ‘games’ table of the shop. There were four of them, World War II battleships labelled as ‘Hood,’ Tirpitz,’ ‘New … Continue reading

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Missing medieval cog models?

By Rob Morgan The cogs in the photographs are 1/3000th scale, made originally by Bill Lamming in the North of England. Fairly old models now, I bought them from Bill in the late 1970s. I later wrote a series of … Continue reading

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Aubrey and Maturin

By Rob Morgan I am, and always have been, a ‘Hornblower’ fan. But I’ve long intended to write a note about another Napoleonic Wars naval hero. Jack Aubrey is a very different kettle of fish from Horatio Hornblower. His and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘River Plate 1939’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an offering from the Osprey Campaign series, this one on the naval campaign and battle between the German pocket battleship Graf Spee and the British forces assigned to destroy her. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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South China Sea scenarios

By Rob Morgan A while ago, I looked for the first time in years at my old 1/1200th scale Peoples Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) flotillas. Beyond the idea of wargaming the Chinese Civil War, which did in fact have … Continue reading

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Pirate ship card naval wargames by Wizkids

By Rob Morgan Another odd purchase, at a pound a pack in a local shop — from the seriously discounted bin, known as ‘The Lost Hope.’ Something I honestly don’t remember featuring in any of the model or games (or … Continue reading

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