Category Archives: Periods – Twentieth century

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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Two short notes on naval warfare

By Rob Morgan The Society for Nautical Research’s excellent newsletter Topmasts No.19, for August 2016, has arrived, and in it two interesting short pieces, each with something to offer the naval wargamer. First, for the 150th anniversary of the Battle … Continue reading

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More on the BTR-40

By Rob Morgan The review of the BTR-40 model, which is now to be found in some numbers at branches of The Works bookshop in the UK, leads me to think about the models I’ve found in this remarkable and … Continue reading

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The Suomi m/1931 sub-machine gun

By Rob Morgan Among the many organisations I work with is La Columna, the Spanish Civil War ‘International Brigade’ re-enactment group based in England. They are a very active bunch, and as always, historians and wargamers alike can learn much … Continue reading

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