Category Archives: Naval gaming

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

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‘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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‘Escape from Atlantis’ Part 1

By Rob Morgan I don’t suppose Waddingtons Ltd have had so much coverage in a wargame publication for many years, but the response to my short note on the excellent game of ‘Buccaneer’ leads me onward. Peter Barkworth’s comment is … Continue reading

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Waddingtons at war

By Rob Morgan These days, when reading most of the glossy wargames magazines, I come upon what can only be regarded as totally staged sets, where the figures take second place to a totally, 100% accurate depiction of a 17th … Continue reading

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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. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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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. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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