Category Archives: Periods – Nineteenth century

‘Bad Roads and Poor Rations: Fifty-nine Wargame Scenarios for the North American War of 1812’ Reviewed

From the lavish illustrations and maps to the historical background reflecting the latest scholarship, Rich Barbuto finds much to recommend in this volume of scenarios for the War of 1812 by Adrian Mandzy, Ph.D. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Lessons from the American Civil War in European Warfare?

by Rob Morgan Website manager’s note: Please see the original post and comments for context. George ponders on lessons learned in the American conflict which were applied by European armies in 1870? It’s a big question, though many European nations … Continue reading

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A Reader Question

David White writes: I grew up in Visalia, CA, during the 1950’s and 60’s and lived close to Jack Scruby before he moved to Cambria and started The Soldier Factory. I would watch him work in his garage fascinated with … Continue reading

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A sample article for April

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is “Attack on the Paris Commune, 1871” by Jim Rohrer. The author shares a hypothetical scenario centered around a National Guard armory and featuring French regulars battling National Guard units … Continue reading

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“Metternich’s Wars” rules added

Brian Cameron shares “Metternich’s Wars”, his comprehensive division-level rules for the early-to-mid 19th century. His design notes appear in Lone Warrior 218. The rules are available on the Complete Rule Sets page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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More musings on a campaign game

By George Banic Hi All, I had promised to send in an article when I got my ideas sorted out, but I’m still in the process of developing my ideas and, seeing the enormous value I got out of our … Continue reading

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‘Queen Victoria’s Enemies (1): Southern Africa’ review added

Martin Smith has reviewed an Osprey on Britain’s Colonial wars, this one focused on “Queen Victoria’s Enemies (1): Southern Africa,” and finds it useful for a brief history of campaigning in the area. The review is on the Ospreys at … Continue reading

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‘The Crimean War’ (Osprey) reviewed

Martin Smith has added another review of an Osprey title, this one on the Crimean War, and finds it a good starting point for researching the war’s history. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Spanish-US war rules now available

A set of game rules for the Spanish-American War are now available on this website. The rules were written by Prisco Hernandez and George Knapp and were used by them for convention play. They’re finely balanced; either side can win. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

By Rob Morgan Yes, I realise the blog doesn’t have a letters page, but the old Lone Warrior, what 20 years ago, carried them from time to time, as did the best of all of the wargames magazines. We used … Continue reading

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