Category Archives: Wargaming

Two discounted wargames books available

By Rob Morgan That excellent mail order discount book dealer Postscript (details below) has two sound wargames titles in its new March 2021 List, No. 326, which arrived here today. Both are Pen & Sword titles, and both are by … Continue reading

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Classic-style wargaming: figures and terrain

By Jim Rohrer The writing of Charles Grant has opened my eyes to some ways the wargaming hobby has changed.  Grant used 1/72 Airfix figures out of the box, sometimes apparently unpainted and unbased.  Today, hobbyists are naturally led to … Continue reading

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‘Wargaming: An Introduction’ reviewed

Jonathan Aird has taken another look at a Neil Thomas classic, “Wargaming: An Introduction.” His review is on the Reviews page.

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A new link: Featherstone’s classic Wargamer’s Newsletters

A new link has now been added on the right side of this page under Of Possible Soloist Interest. It’s a link to a web site that connects to old copies of Donald Featherstone’s classic Wargamer’s Newsletters, which were published … Continue reading

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Question from a reader

<<A reader submits the following. Can anyone answer his question?>> Hello, I enjoy your blog. I usually do not play solo but still enjoy all of the articles. I am hoping somebody out there can provide me a way to … Continue reading

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‘Programmed Wargame Scenarios’ – 2nd edition revised & expanded

By Brian Cameron This is a follow-up to my previous e-mail as I’ve now received my copy. I’ve not made a line-by-line comparison but there appear to be very few changes. The expansion is the addition of a new scenario. … Continue reading

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The chess board as the ultimate portable wargame

By Jim Rohrer Wargaming on a chessboard combines the advantages of playing on a small space, portability, and using a grid.  Some special rules are needed to avoid confusion.  For example, no diagonal movements are allowed.  One-Hour Wargames rules lend … Continue reading

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New edition of ‘Programmed Wargame Scenarios’ available

<<Brian Cameron sends along this bit of good news:>> Hi I don’t think I have a login for the blog but latest news from Caliver Books: “We are dead chuffed to bring you the 2nd edition of ‘Programmed Wargame  Scenarios,’ … Continue reading

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Question about PBM campaign

<<Mark Phillips in the UK submits the following query:>> Hello; Decades ago I was part of a PBM , I believe called Macedon, which was an excellent pbm about the different Diadochi generals and provinces, really in depth. I had … Continue reading

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Plague seasons and campaigns

By Rob Morgan The weather column in ‘The Times’ recently reported some research, with clear medieval or early Renaissance wargames campaign potential, by a Dr. Pribyl of the University of East Anglia, reconstructing the climate of that part of England … Continue reading

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