Category Archives: Periods – Pike and Shot

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Review of ‘Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660’ (Osprey)

Paul Le Long reviews another Osprey book, this one from the Pike and Shot period, “Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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A sample article for the new year

This month’s sample article from the pages of past Lone Warrior magazines is a report by Jonathan Aird on the results of an English Civil War tournament for soloists that he umpired. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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An Osprey

Paul Le Long describes “The British Army 1660-1704.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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