Category Archives: Periods – Pike and Shot

Review of ‘The English Civil War Armies’ added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed an older Osprey title, “The English Civil War Armies,” but finds it’s still a good read with valuable information for the period. His review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin +5

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The first sample article for 2021

The first sample article for the New Year from previous issues of Lone Warrior has now been added. This entry is from Paul Le Long and features some of his experiences using the “To The Strongest” rules. He describes his … Continue reading

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A sample article for December

Paul Le Long describes the ECW Battle of Alton (and how the town became his home), then adds in a refight of the battle in this month’s sample article from past numbers of Lone Warrior. It’s on the Sample Articles page. … Continue reading

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Who remembers “A Game of War?’

By Rob Morgan Sorting through some ancient videotapes, destined for disposal, I found, along with the kids’ “Postman Pat” and”My Little Pony,” a long forgotten and damaged tape. In my own barely legible hand it reads…. “A Game of War”  … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Pikeman’s Lament’ rules

Paul Le Long reviews the Osprey rules for Pike and Shot small battle/skirmish gaming. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin 0

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Review of ‘The Barbary Pirates’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a new Osprey on the history of the Barbary Pirates during the 15th to 17th centuries. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin 0

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Women at war

By Rob Morgan I picked up a short review of a book called “Women, Armies & Warfare” by John A. Lynn II, the other day. Published by Cambridge University Press in the UK, it’s a short 251-page book. It will … Continue reading

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Review of ‘English Civil War Fortifications’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews an Osprey in their Fortress series, “English Civil War Fortifications 1642-51.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin 0

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A note on ‘Brandtschatzung’

By Rob Morgan The bi-annual journal War & Society (ISSN 0729-2473) is published by the Australian University of New South Wales’ Department of History, and so may not be familiar to many Pike & Shot period-oriented readers in the northern … Continue reading

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‘Smuta’ board game review

Godfrey Bailey provides another board game review/description. This one is of a Russian board game called “Smuta.” The game is set in early 1600s Russia, during a “time of troubles.” Godfrey explains the modifications he made to the multi-player game … Continue reading

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