Category Archives: Naval gaming

‘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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ACW naval rules added

Here’s another rule set from past issues of Lone Warrior. This one is for a naval game during the American Civil War and is by Mike Crane. Included are plans for paper models, if needed, and hit marker sheets. It’s … Continue reading

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WWII naval rules added

Kevin White provides a set of fast-play naval rules for World War II. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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ACW ironclad rules added

Here’s another addition to the Complete Rule Sets page, “Virginia vs. Monitor.” Mike Crane’s original rules can be played out on a square grid, featuring the first clash of ironclads during the American Civil War. The rules are on the … Continue reading

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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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