Category Archives: Periods – World War II

Battleships at Okinawa 1945

By Rob Morgan (This is a note I wrote for the Naval Wargames Society newsletter recently. I thought it might be of interest to one or two SWA members who fight the Pacific Campaigns, and have wargamed the sea fight … Continue reading

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Nothing on D-Day?

By Rob Morgan One of the things I anticipated, what with it being the 75th anniversary and all that, was a rash of material, notes, photos, comments, ideas for wargames, etc, etc, about D-Day in the Blog thing. Nothing. Nothing … Continue reading

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Eaglewall memories — lots of photos

By Bill Gilpin (Admin. note: Bill Gilpin sends along these photos, mostly from the book by Donald D. Hood mentioned below, from the collection of Joachim Thiel, and some images from the Internet. The final two photos are mockups Bill … Continue reading

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Eaglewall ship models remembered

By Rob Morgan Anyone remember them? They were among the first ever plastic wargames ship models in 1/1200th scale, back in the early 1960s. Many, and I mean many, of the wargames and modelling magazines around since then have carried … Continue reading

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A sample article on solo tank battles

This month’s sample article from the pages of Lone Warrior is a description of solo adaptions to augment the play of such rule sets as Team Yankee or Flames of War. A battle report is included, all from author Nic … Continue reading

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Simple WWII rules added: ‘Blitzkrieg’

Kevin White’s simple but playable rules for infantry and armor combat in World War II have been added to the Complete Rule Sets page.

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’25 and Out’ rules added

There’s now a new addition to the Complete Rule Sets page, this time another of Mike Crane’s clever mechanics, this one for tracking a B-17’s bombing missions over World War II Europe early in the U.S. air effort. The rules … Continue reading

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Catching up on my reading

By Rob Morgan It’s a touch on the miserable side here as I write this, and so I’m catching up with some of  my late Winter reading. Currently, reading in support of my occasional wargaming, includes one of those ‘bits … Continue reading

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WWII naval rules added

Kevin White provides a set of fast-play naval rules for World War II. They’re on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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New rule set: ‘Bombs Away’

Here’s another rule set from past issues of Lone Warrior. This one is by Kevin White and is titled “Bombs Away.” It’s a set of rules depicting the British bombing campaign over Europe in World War II. All you need to … Continue reading

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