Category Archives: Periods – Science fiction

Drones

By Rob Morgan The Times is often a source of sound information on military developments, and, in late October, it carried an article by Shashank Joshi, the defence editor of The Economist magazine. Entitled “Attack of the drones shouldn’t kill … Continue reading

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Drones in warfare

By Rob Morgan ‘The Times’ is often a source of sound information on military developments, and, in late October, it carried an article by Shashank Joshi, the defence editor of The Economist magazine. Entitled “Attack of the drones shouldn’t kill … Continue reading

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Star Wars rules added

A set of rules for space combat by Mike Crane has been added to this website. The rules include drawings for paper counters and a game report using the rules. It’s on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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Old Science Fiction? Try Tarzan!

By Rob Morgan In my youth, I taught Science Fiction, and I know that the four interesting books in the ‘Janissaries’ series do indeed provide some opportunities for wargaming, and solo wargaming at that. Book two is probably the best … Continue reading

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Old Science Fiction

By Jim Rohrer I have been reading a science fiction trilogy by Pournelle and Greene (“Lord of Janissaries”). It is priced at $8.99 on Kindle and contains 896 pages (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013RCXRNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) has always been a favorite of mine … 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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Sample article for this month added

There’s a new sample article now available, this one by Mike Crane who designed a game featuring Star Wars X-wing, Tie fighters and bombers attacking each other’s mother ships. Rules, an after-action report and designs for paper spacecraft. It’s on … Continue reading

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Warhammer Conquest partworks review

Jonathan Aird finds some bargains with Warhammer Conquest partworks, which include a weekly magazine, one or more figures and other accessories. His review, along with photos, is on the Reviews page.

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Review of HALO Urban Warthog model

Jonathan Aird likes this model of a lightly armed and armored fighting vehicle. The review is on the Reviews page.

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