Category Archives: Naval gaming

Western Approaches Tactical Unit, 1942: ‘The Game’

By Rob Morgan January’s edition of the British journal The Literary Review contains an interesting review of a new book by Simon Parkin, “A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War” (Sceptre, 309pp at £20). … Continue reading

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Ancient naval rules added

Another set of rules from past issues of Lone Warrior has been added, this one titled “Classis,” a set of rules for ancient naval encounters, played on a hex-based game board. It’s on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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New year, new sample article

Here’s a sample article from past issues of Lone Warrior to kick off the New Year. It’s by George Arnold and features some thoughts on how to transfer game mechanics from one game to another, even between periods. It’s on … Continue reading

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‘Kamikaze Attack’ rules added

Mike Crane’s World War II naval/air rules for the later Pacific war have now been added. “Kamikaze Attack” is on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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Another game report added

Another game reports has been added to this web site from the archives. This one features an ancient naval encounter recreating the Battle of Drepanum in 249 BC. It’s on the Game Reports page.

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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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