Category Archives: Periods – Modern

New rules needed for light armor integrated with infantry?

By Jim Rohrer Tanks appeal to many wargamers, but their star has been waning for a long time.  Heavy tanks are tough to airdrop so they are not useful for flexible rapid response.  They have a long logistical tail and … Continue reading

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Vietnam War gaming

By Jim Rohrer Wargames Soldiers and Strategy Magazine No. 111 (Dec/Jan 2021) contains a few articles about the Vietnam War.  The editor expressed some reservations about this theme, since some readers may feel it is too soon to game a … Continue reading

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Drones

By Rob Morgan The Times is often a source of sound information on military developments, and, in late October, it carried an article by Shashank Joshi, the defence editor of The Economist magazine. Entitled “Attack of the drones shouldn’t kill … Continue reading

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What vehicles are out there?

By Jim Rohrer Wargaming in eras after World War I requires vehicles.  Each decade, the variety of vehicle types increased.  Deciding which types to include in your battles is one issue.  Another is where you obtain the vehicles.  This brief … Continue reading

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Drones in warfare

By Rob Morgan ‘The Times’ is often a source of sound information on military developments, and, in late October, it carried an article by Shashank Joshi, the defence editor of The Economist magazine. Entitled “Attack of the drones shouldn’t kill … Continue reading

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Matchbox Humvees

By Jim Rohrer Matchbox cars are about the right size for some tabletop wargaming. The ubiquitous Humvee was sold by Matchbox in several paint schemes. Thinking of their potential for patrol scenarios or mechanized assaults, I recently bought some of … Continue reading

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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

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Modern combat rules now available

Kevin White’s rules for modern combat between mechanized armies, “Battlegroup,” have been added to this web site. They were inspired by the Tom Clancy novel “Red Storm Rising.” They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.   Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Polish scythe-men

(Editor’s note: This comment by Rob Morgan is in response to Jim Rohrer’s question in the earlier blog post on “Scythes as weapons.”) By Rob Morgan Scythes? A fascinating and long running subject, Jim. The scythe, from its medieval origins, … Continue reading

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Team Yankee test

By David Newport A buddy and I decided to play some Team Yankee, the WWIII miniatures game from Flames of War. Tim had just got the v2 rules, which have minor changes, and we wanted to see if it made … Continue reading

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