Category Archives: Periods – Nineteenth century

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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An elite unit for 1849

By Rob Morgan The major event of 1849 was the Siege of Rome, during the defence of the Roman Republic, and there was a small, but marvellous and very easily produced unit of earnest young men serving in the front … 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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Embracing steampunk

By Jim Rohrer Some readers might assume, based on the title of this post, that I am completely out to lunch. Steampunk? What possible relevance could weird stuff like that have for solo wargaming? Answer: Warhammer. We all know how … Continue reading

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Garibaldi: Beyond the Vosges

By Rob Morgan If I’d been able to find my Italian file, I’d probably have added this to my note on Garibaldi’s troops in the Army of the Vosges, which Jim Rohrer created recently. Now, Garibaldi inspired many nations to … Continue reading

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‘Report from the Vosges Mountains’ added

A  new game report has been added to the website, this one on a game between Prussians and  Garibaldi’s irregulars set during the Franco-Prussian War. The report is by Jim Rohrer and is on the Game Reports page.

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Sample article on San Juan Hill added

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by LW Editor Rich Barbuto and includes rules, OOBs and a terrain map for recreating the Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. It’s on the Sample … Continue reading

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Age of Sail rules added

The latest set of rules from past Lone Warrior’s has been added. The “Wooden Walls, Iron Balls and Paper Ships” rules are by Paul Le Long and can be played with paper ships courtesy of Mike Crane. (They can also … Continue reading

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Sample article for April

Marvin Scott authored this month’s sample article from past issues of Lone Warrior. This one provides the historical background and some skirmish-type rules for the fatal encouner between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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‘Rebels and Patriots’ review (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews a set of rules in Osprey’s Wargames series, “Rebels and Patriots,” covering small-unit action from American Colonial times through the American Civil War. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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