Category Archives: Periods – Twentieth century

The Worst Twentieth Century General?

by Rob Morgan My colleague, Trevor, is a WWI historian and I asked his opinion on the worst commanders of that particular period. He suggested the Russian, Samsonov, in the 1914 Tannenberg campaign, any number of Austrian generals, before and … Continue reading

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Modern Naval Warfare: A Note

By Rob Morgan Those of us who are naval wargamers may well have been dusting off our Cold War fleets in recent months. I have and here’s an example: my 1/1200th scale Soviet Navy Slava, which hasn’t seen the light of day … Continue reading

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Horsey, Horsey . . . . .

By Rob Morgan The Imperial Russian army’s morale was at rock bottom following the debacle of the 1904-1905 war with Japan – a war in which General Aleksei Kuropatkin, commander of the Tsar’s army in Manchuria, proved himself a candidate … Continue reading

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Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers Journal review

George Arnold reviews the premier issue of the recently resurrected SOTCW Journal and finds much of interest for wargamers interested in 20th Century conflicts. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Armored Trains’ Osprey review added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed this New Vanguard Osprey on the origins of armored trains and their use in the early-20th century through WWII. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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SOTCW aiming for a re-launch

Mark Wheeler has sent the following announcement that may be of interest to Lone Warriors: The Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers (SOTCW) is being relaunched for 2022.  Here is the proposal so far, but it is draft/evolving so please bear … Continue reading

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Vietnam War gaming

By Jim Rohrer Wargames Soldiers and Strategy Magazine No. 111 (Dec/Jan 2021) contains a few articles about the Vietnam War.  The editor expressed some reservations about this theme, since some readers may feel it is too soon to game a … Continue reading

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What vehicles are out there?

By Jim Rohrer Wargaming in eras after World War I requires vehicles.  Each decade, the variety of vehicle types increased.  Deciding which types to include in your battles is one issue.  Another is where you obtain the vehicles.  This brief … 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 last zeppelin — a model

By Rob Morgan I was reminded by a colleague that there’s a decent scale model of a German airship around, one very suitable for conversion into numerous ‘Steam-Punk’ models, and arguably fantasy Third Reich stuff too. The Revell Mini-Kit 06580 … Continue reading

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