Category Archives: Periods – Nineteenth century

‘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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A new sample article: How to solo

This month’s sample article from the pages of past issues of Lone Warrior is by Brian Cameron. In his article, he discusses how he sets up and plays his tabletop battles, including forming battle plans and the rules he uses … Continue reading

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A sample article on river gunboats

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is a review and more by Rob Morgan of a hefty volume titled “River Gunboats: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia.” A lot of interesting information for anyone remotely interested in the suject. … Continue reading

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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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