Category Archives: Wargaming

Review of Daniel Mersey’s ‘Wargamer’s Guides’

Paul Le Long reviews wargamer guides to four different periods and finds them useful, even if basic. It’s on the Reviews page.

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‘Little Wars’ magazine (1978)

By Rob Morgan Back in the 1980s and 1990s, there were half a dozen model and wargaming shops within a few miles of where I live. They often threw up odd items which might never be seen again. Like the … Continue reading

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An early wargaming disaster

By Rob Morgan If my mother had allowed me the use of one of her crisp, starched white bedsheets, it wouldn’t have happened, but she was convinced I’d tie-dye it or something like that. So it was ‘No!’ Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Review of The Miniature Parade magazine (1968)

Rich Barbuto reviews an old publication from wargaming pioneer Jack Scruby, the December 1968 edition of The Miniature Parade magazine. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Lectures for those near London

By Rob Morgan The National Army Museum programme for Spring 2018 has arrived. London-based members and readers may already know of the ‘Friday Insights’ series of talks, held at the Museum in Chelsea at 11.30 on Friday mornings — obviously! … Continue reading

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What’s your best of 2017?

By George Arnold Here’s a fun suggestion (hat-tip for the idea to Jonathan Aird) now that 2017 is behind us: So, what was the best gaming experience you had in the past year? Was it a new project, an unusually … Continue reading

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Review of Tabletop Gaming magazine No. 13

Jonathan Aird likes the latest issue of this rapidly growing magazine. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Yes! You can wargame with almost anything!

By Rob Morgan The photograph is of a small wargame I prepared several years ago, to use at an ‘open day,’ simply to illustrate the ease with which a wargame can be created. Several other demonstrations chose to show off … Continue reading

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A rare find: ‘Armada’ board game

By Rob Morgan I’ve just acquired a naval board game produced by Jeux Descartes of Paris. Invented by Phillipe des Pailleures and Patrice Pillet, their names are on the box. I bought it intact, for £2 in the local Oxfam … Continue reading

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‘War Machine’ magazine

By Rob Morgan For me, the 1980s were a lean time, as a wargamer. Marriage, the kids, promotion, moving house, again, all took a toll of my interests. That’s why I didn’t buy War Machine, the 25-page themed magazine from … Continue reading

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