Category Archives: Naval gaming

Sample article features medieval naval rules

For this month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior, Rob Morgan provides some easy rules for naval combat during the Middle Ages. It’s on the Sample Articles page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Letter to the Editor

By Rob Morgan Yes, I realise the blog doesn’t have a letters page, but the old Lone Warrior, what 20 years ago, carried them from time to time, as did the best of all of the wargames magazines. We used … Continue reading

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - Nineteenth century | 2 Comments

A sample article on river gunboats

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is a review and more by Rob Morgan of a hefty volume titled “River Gunboats: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia.” A lot of interesting information for anyone remotely interested in the suject. … Continue reading

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Remembering Gneisenau

By Rob Morgan I came upon a three-page article entitled ‘Batterie Austrat’ in the excellent magazine After the Battle, No. 44. Rather an old piece now, it provides an account of one of the 11-inch triple gun turrets from Gneisenau, … Continue reading

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A missing battleship?

By Rob Morgan Over the past few months, a couple of colleagues and I have been discussing the many “what if” battleship projects which litter 20th Century naval history. One battleship I can’t find a model of anywhere is the … Continue reading

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - Twentieth century, Periods - World War II | 2 Comments

Just a simple question

By Rob Morgan Something which should really go in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ page, but we don’t have one. Or maybe in the ‘Reader’s Queries’ like the old ‘Battle’ wargames magazine used to have, but we don’t have one … Continue reading

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - World War I, Periods - World War II | 1 Comment

USS Ohio and USS Los Angeles

By Rob Morgan I was just writing a comment on early submersibles, looking for a suitable photo to go with it, and came upon a pack of Triang Minic 1/1200th scale waterline models that I acquired a little before the … Continue reading

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - Modern | 1 Comment

The blockade runner ‘Mars’

By Rob Morgan The very thorough comment on what colour blockade runners were painted means I’ll have to repaint my small 1/1200th collection of them, after 30 years of, well, admittedly fairly infrequent use on the wargames table! Thorough, very, … Continue reading

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The possibilities of ‘Steam-Punk’… at sea!

By Rob Morgan The rise in popularity of this Victorian-Edwardian style of, well, just about everything, wargames included, has left many in the hobby far behind. Science Fiction. (Never ever Sci-Fi or Scy-Fy.) As Ben Bova used to say, ‘if … Continue reading

Posted in Naval gaming, Periods - Nineteenth century, Periods - Pulp era, Periods - Science fiction | 2 Comments

‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 2: The ships

By Rob Morgan It’s quite incredible how many board games seem to have small and useful model ships included. Even ‘Monopoly’ has (or had?)  a splendid little ironclad warship as one of the pieces, but for the moment, let’s stick … Continue reading

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