Category Archives: Periods – Twentieth century

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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A missing battleship?

By Rob Morgan Over the past few months, a couple of colleagues and I have been discussing the many “what if” battleship projects which litter 20th Century naval history. One battleship I can’t find a model of anywhere is the … Continue reading

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Modern combat rules now available

Kevin White’s rules for modern combat between mechanized armies, “Battlegroup,” have been added to this web site. They were inspired by the Tom Clancy novel “Red Storm Rising.” They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.   Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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IJNS Mikasa — The last survivor

By Rob Morgan Take a look at the photograph. The admiral on a plinth is Admiral Togo,  the only naval commander in the 20th century to have fought two fleet actions with battleships and won both. The warship behind him … Continue reading

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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. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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