Category Archives: Periods – World War I

20mm Austrian WWI plastic figures review

Rob Morgan likes this HaT set of figures and finds a number of ways that they can be useful in gaming. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Rules for WWI air combat added

Here’s another addition to the rules page: Kevin White’s rules for aerial combat in World War I. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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The Mortier de 58T No. 2

By Rob Morgan It’s a fair bet that no US reader examining these photographs will recognise this World War I trench mortar. It’s one of the standard Allied types of the war, used all along the Western Front, and in … Continue reading

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No Contraband!

By Rob Morgan I originally wrote this for the Naval Wargames Society’s Newsletter. But it may be of interest to US readers of the blog. (“No Contraband!” is the motto on a German World War I commemorative medal issued for … Continue reading

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Aircraft armament of WWI

By Rob Morgan In a book called ‘Early Aircraft Armament,’ on the aeroplane and the gun up to 1918, Harry Woodman* provides a comprehensive, and almost overwhelmingly detailed book on the subject of guns aboard aeroplanes before and during the … Continue reading

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HMS Good Hope, 1914

By Rob Morgan This is one of my older wargames models, of HMS Good Hope, Admiral Cradock’s flagship at the fateful Battle of Coronel in 1914. A sizeable piece of metal, six inches long almost, 1/1200th and designed purely for … Continue reading

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A colourful Russian unit

By Rob Morgan I’ve always believed that re-enactors have a great deal to offer the wargamer in terms of the “reality” of life in warfare, particularly, of course, where there is no prospect of encountering a veteran or survivor of … Continue reading

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An interesting range of 1/72nd WWI tanks

By Rob Morgan It’s about 45 years since a thoughtful girlfriend bought me a copy of John Milsom’s “Russian Tanks 1900-1970” and it’s a book which has long been an active part of my wargaming, especially the OstFront. But I’m … Continue reading

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On holiday photographs

By Rob Morgan I’m currently preparing for our annual week’s holiday in France, Brittany this time, the eastern bit, where Patton’s army broke out in 1944. I will, of course, take my camera. Old fashioned, I still pack one and … Continue reading

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Review of MY 1/4800 WWI ship models

Mike Crane reviews some small, useful and inexpensive WWI ship models from Mick Yarrow. It’s on the Reviews page.

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