Category Archives: Solo wargaming

Characteristics and command

By Rob Morgan If there’s anyone who should be easily distinguished on the battlefield it’s the commander. And even commanders get involved in skirmishes. Look what happened to ‘Stonewall’ Jackson! In modern warfare things are very different. World War I … Continue reading

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Individual characteristics in skirmish games

By Rob Morgan Jim Rohrer asks two questions which are, in many historical cases, easy to answer. Setting aside the possibilities of recreating the exact numbers and specific characteristics of say, ‘The Seven Samurai,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ or ‘The Magnificent … Continue reading

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‘Individual wargaming’

By Rob Morgan I took a look at some of that Wiki stuff Jim Rohrer mentioned. Well, Jim, don’t bother with it! The only decent starting point is still Don Featherstone’s opening chapter in his 1975book “Skirmish Wargaming.” He calls … Continue reading

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Skirmishing

By Jim Rohrer Wikipedia, my favorite source on anything, has an article on man-to-man wargaming, aka skirmish wargaming. The history of this style and also the difficulties in game design are interesting. Reading this motivated me to google best skirmish … Continue reading

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A sample article for September

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Steve Turner, in which he describes his system for assigning causes of death to campaign characters who meet their demise. It’s on the Sample Articles page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Simple Campaigning’ reviewed

Martin Smith has reviewed a book produced by the Society of Ancients that offers many ideas and sample set-ups for campaigning in the pre-gunpowder era. The ideas work for multi-player and solo campaigns. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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OHW and TPW

By Jim Rohrer I enjoy rules from both “One-Hour Wargames” and “The Portable Wargame.” Often I have used grid movement rules from TPW with combat rules from OHW. Today I am wondering about the assumptions behind the different combat rules … Continue reading

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Wargames Illustrated #403

By Brian Cameron The current issue has an interesting article, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” about applying solo AI systems to two-player games. There are some nice ideas which can obviously be used in solo games. … Continue reading

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‘The Solo Wargaming Guide’ reviewed

Peter R. Barkworth has reviewed “The Solo Wargaming Guide,” a 2013 book by William Silvester that is sure to be of interest to soloists. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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A sample article for June

This month’s sample article from past issues of Lone Warrior is by George Arnold, who describes some of the other parts of the hobby that absorb him besides gaming itself. It’s on the Sample Articles page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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