Category Archives: Periods – Modern

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.  

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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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Some modelling skills required

By Rob Morgan I built my first Airfix kit almost 60 years ago, and despite my youthful inexperience I made a fair go of it (the Boulton Paul Defiant 1940 Night Fighter, since you ask). Most of my older cousins … Continue reading

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Review of HALO Urban Warthog model

Jonathan Aird likes this model of a lightly armed and armored fighting vehicle. The review is on the Reviews page.

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A sample article on solo tank battles

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is a description of solo adaptions to augment the play of such rule sets as Team Yankee or Flames of War. A battle report is included, all from author Nic … Continue reading

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Review of Osprey’s ‘Black Ops’

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey from their Wargames series, this one a set for “Black Ops,” skirmish wargaming with small teams of Commandos or Special Forces, etc. 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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South China Sea scenarios

By Rob Morgan A while ago, I looked for the first time in years at my old 1/1200th scale Peoples Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) flotillas. Beyond the idea of wargaming the Chinese Civil War, which did in fact have … Continue reading

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