Category Archives: Periods – World War II

A River Gunboat

by Rob Morgan, This small wooden boat, an oil tanker shape, intended for a small child’s play set, is about 8 inches (35cm) long, sturdy, and with a lovely empty deck. I bought it for a little less than 3 … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Panzers!

By Rob Morgan It has been many years since I drafted a never-to-be-completed wargame based on a series of Allied invasions of the Channel Islands in 1944. I’m not surprised I abandoned the idea, given that this collection of islands … Continue reading

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The Worst Twentieth Century General?

by Rob Morgan My colleague, Trevor, is a WWI historian and I asked his opinion on the worst commanders of that particular period. He suggested the Russian, Samsonov, in the 1914 Tannenberg campaign, any number of Austrian generals, before and … Continue reading

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Little David

by Rob Morgan In my wargames, ordnance is the heart of the battlefield and I do have a love of unusual weapons – the great medieval bombards, the massive mortars and trench pieces of WWI, and railway guns, too. I … Continue reading

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A reader question

Andy in Australia writes: Anyone know where I can buy Eagle Battle of the River Plate models? Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Panzer IV vs Char B1 Bis (France 1940)’ Osprey review added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed this Osprey title from their Duel series and finds the analysis of the differences between the two tanks refreshing. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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‘Panzer Colours III’ reviewed

Rob Morgan reviews a 1984 book from a series about Panzer markings and finds it remarkably thorough. It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Another sample article added

This month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior is by Paul Le Long and is titled “Escape From Colditz.” Using the Black Ops rules from Osprey and a map from the old “Escape From Colditz” board game produces … Continue reading

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‘Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force’ (Osprey) reviewed

Jonathan Aird has reviewed this Osprey title from their Aces series and finds that, while the combat descriptions are sparse, the accompanying airplane illustrations are “superb.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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D-Day reading, Part 2

By Rob Morgan Having mentioned the “Penguin Atlas of D-Day and the Normandy Campaign” by John Man, it seems sensible to write a review note of it. My well-thumbed copy was bought when it was first issued in 1994 for … Continue reading

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