Category Archives: Wargaming

The ‘Kriegsspiel’ and Solo Gaming?

by Rob Morgan A few recent remarks, suggestions and queries, especially those from Jim, have led me to this brief note. Some of the ‘patterns of war games’ for want of a better expression, which I feel may be useful … Continue reading

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OK? So, who was the greatest General?

by Rob Morgan We were contemplating the idea of command on the tabletop, Brian and I. Of course, there’s been a lot in these columns about good and bad generals over the past year or two and probably will be … Continue reading

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‘Military Modelling 1981 Manual’ Reviewed

Jonathan Aird reviews this 1981 offering from Military Modeling and highlights several articles of value to wargamers. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Bad Roads and Poor Rations: Fifty-nine Wargame Scenarios for the North American War of 1812’ Reviewed

From the lavish illustrations and maps to the historical background reflecting the latest scholarship, Rich Barbuto finds much to recommend in this volume of scenarios for the War of 1812 by Adrian Mandzy, Ph.D. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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History of Wargaming Project Interview with the Late Stuart Asquith

by Peter R. Barkworth I’m sure many readers of this blog will have read some of Mr. Asquith’s books, articles or rules. Well, if you would like to hear the man speak, you may watch an interview with him on … Continue reading

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A Reader Question

David White writes: I grew up in Visalia, CA, during the 1950’s and 60’s and lived close to Jack Scruby before he moved to Cambria and started The Soldier Factory. I would watch him work in his garage fascinated with … Continue reading

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A Further Thought on Casualties and Replacements

by Rob Morgan On campaign, if your 43rd Foot, 9th Light, or vaunted Spandau Fusiliers suffer substantial casualties, what do you do? Do you simply use them anyway in your next table top encounter, ignoring the units battered history? Does … Continue reading

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Casualty Rates

by Rob Morgan Earlier, I was reading an article in John Tunstill’s magnificent old Miniature Warfare, vol. 2, no. 11, from December 1969, since you ask. The writer, D.B.Clark, takes the late and venerable Charles Grant to task over the … Continue reading

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Duelling in wargames?

by Rob Morgan I’ve just been reading The Duel: A History of the Art of Duelling, written by Robert Baldick and published as long ago as 1965. It is long out of print, but there are a few on eBay, … Continue reading

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History’s worst general?

By Rob Morgan A while ago a small debate, if you can call it that, sparkled in this journal about leaders in battle, with contributions from Jim Rohrer, George Banic, and myself. It deserves to develop in terms of solo … Continue reading

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