Category Archives: Periods – Twentieth century

Requiem for a journal

By Rob Morgan It is with great sadness … Actually, I do from time to time write obituaries, but this one is for a much-loved magazine. A letter which arrived recently, addressed to Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers Member 516, … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Leopard and the Cliff’ book

Derek Clark reviews an historical novel set on the Northwest Frontier just after the end of World War I. It’s on the Reviews page.

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The ‘Pulemet Maksima’ 1910 Machine Gun

By Rob Morgan My favourite machine gun! It had the longest production run of any of the numerous Maxim versions made, and was made in vast numbers. I’ve not encountered an estimate for the numbers manufactured but someone else may … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Damascened Blade’ book

Derek Clark reviews a novel set on the North West Frontier in the 1920s. It’s on the Reviews  page.

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Review of ‘The Wolf of Kabul’ book

Derek Clark reviews a (comic) book about adventures on the Northwest Frontier. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A tram car roadblock

By Rob Morgan I try never to pass the local OXFAM shop. It always seems to throw up a bargain. Not long ago, I picked up an Osprey at a mere £1.99. This, however, was from the postcard box, and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Armies of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-22’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan provides a review of an Osprey Men-at-Arms number, “Armies of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-22,” as originally published in Lone Warrior magazine. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Two reviews of Cordery’s ‘The Portable Wargame’

Here’s another two-fer: Mike Crane and Arthur Harman have each separately reviewed Bob Cordery’s recently published rules for late 19th and 20th century warfare. Mr. Cordery uses gridded tables and simple rules to give fast-paced, entertaining games. The reviews are … Continue reading

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Some Thirties aircraft

By Rob Morgan I picked up a packet of Hasegawa 1/700th-scale aircraft the other day. The box is QG23-72123 in their range and contains 18 Japanese biplane aircraft models. There are nine Nakajima Type 90 fighters, and nine Mitsubishi Attack … Continue reading

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Review of ‘BT Fast Tank’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a 2016 Osprey on a 1930s Soviet light tank design. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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