Category Archives: Naval gaming

The ‘Lost 52’ Project

By Rob Morgan Ben Hoyle, writing in The Times, described the discovery of the wreck of the USS Stickleback a ‘Tench’ Class submarine lost in the Spring of 1958 in collision with USS Silverstein DE534, off Barber’s Point on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu during an … Continue reading

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Combat Air Patrol rules added

Kevin White’s Combat Air Patrol rules have been posted. They are easy rules simulating air and carrier combat in the Pacific during World War II. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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A question about ACW blockade runners

By Rob Morgan In my collection of 1/1200th American Civil War models, I have a number of blockade runners, rarely used in any game, but I like them. Mars and Banshee are delightful models, made by Skytrex and Navwar ages … Continue reading

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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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