Category Archives: Periods – Modern

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.  

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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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