Category Archives: Wargaming

‘Battles Map by Map’ reviewed

Rob Morgan reviews a coffee table book from DK featuring maps of battles from the ancient world until today and finds much to like about it. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Fir tree models for winter terrain

Jonathan Aird found some fir trees that should work with smaller-scale figures and reviews them on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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MWAN – an appreciation

By Rob Morgan Thanks to George Arnold’s generosity, I’ve been reading a journal I’d heard of in the past few months, but never seen — the MidWest Wargamers Association Newsletter, known as MWAN. I’d never heard of the association either, … Continue reading

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Warhorse

By Rob Morgan I was responding to one of Jim Rohrer’s comments on skirmishing, and it suddenly crossed my mind that as well as men having traits and characteristics, skills and disabilities, horses possess them as well! Where horses are … Continue reading

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Something of interest about wargames

By Peter Barkworth Dear members, I was browsing YouTube recently and came across “Six reasons why wargames have plummeted in popularity.” It is some three years old, so some of you may well have viewed it, but perhaps some will … Continue reading

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A sample article for June

This month’s sample article from past issues of Lone Warrior is by George Arnold, who describes some of the other parts of the hobby that absorb him besides gaming itself. It’s on the Sample Articles page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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A new sample article is now available

In this month’s sample article from previous numbers of Lone Warrior, Craig Dunglison shares his lifelong interest in gaming and how it led to writing for the journal. It’s on the Sample Articles page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Airfix Magazine and Airfix 1/76th-scale figures

By Rob Morgan To continue where, well, more or less where, I finished in my previous note, there was a substantial number of series dealing with the conversion, upgrading and the general potential of the Airfix small-scale wargames figures during … Continue reading

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More on banana oil

By Brian Cameron Oddly, a day or so after my last post, a friend asked me about banana oil, which prompted me to look into the subject. You can get the genuine article here: https://www.addlestone-models.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=oil%20banana&PN=BANANA%2DOIL%2D125ML%2DBO%2D125%2Ehtml#SID=84 However, it’s worth noting that … Continue reading

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Banana oil and wargaming!

By Rob Morgan Yes, now that takes me back! Brian Cameron is quite right, several of the old Airfix articles on modelling 20mm plastic figures contained instructions on ‘fixing’ additions with banana oil. I recall being given advice by an … Continue reading

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