Category Archives: Periods – World War I

Just a simple question

By Rob Morgan Something which should really go in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ page, but we don’t have one. Or maybe in the ‘Reader’s Queries’ like the old ‘Battle’ wargames magazine used to have, but we don’t have one … Continue reading

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‘King’s African Rifles Soldier versus Schutztruppe Soldier’ reviewed

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey Campaign series book on World War I in East Africa. Lots of gaming possibilities there, he finds. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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New year, new sample article

Here’s a sample article from past issues of Lone Warrior to kick off the New Year. It’s by George Arnold and features some thoughts on how to transfer game mechanics from one game to another, even between periods. It’s on … Continue reading

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The ‘Pulemet Maksima’ 1910 Machine Gun

By Rob Morgan My favourite machine gun! It had the longest production run of any of the numerous Maxim versions made, and was made in vast numbers. I’ve not encountered an estimate for the numbers manufactured but someone else may … Continue reading

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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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