Category Archives: Periods – World War II

An early wargaming disaster

By Rob Morgan If my mother had allowed me the use of one of her crisp, starched white bedsheets, it wouldn’t have happened, but she was convinced I’d tie-dye it or something like that. So it was ‘No!’ Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Review of ‘River Plate 1939’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an offering from the Osprey Campaign series, this one on the naval campaign and battle between the German pocket battleship Graf Spee and the British forces assigned to destroy her. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Market-Garden board games review

David H. Allen takes a look at three board games in a series about World War II’s Operation Market-Garden and finds them well suited for solo play. His review is on the Reviews page.

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Uboot kickstarter

By Kevin Duke Are you following the UBOOT: The Boardgame kickstarter? It looks like a real a “deep dive” into the tactics and operations of the U-boats in early World War 2. This cooperative game puts 1-4 players in key … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Sturmartillerie – Spearhead of the Infantry’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a recent Osprey full-sized book on the German Sturmartillerie of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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War in the East 1941: What ifs?

By Rob Morgan After a swift excursion to Stalingrad via Anthony Beevor’s excellent book, I dipped in to John Erickson’s great work “The Road to Stalingrad,” kept my snow boots on and now I’m deep into it. Page 295 describes … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Piece of Cake’ TV mini-series (1988)

George Arnold reviews a video of the British TV mini-series “Piece of Cake,” available on DVD. It relates the story of a fictional RAF squadron in the early days of World War II, including the Battle of Britain. It’s on … Continue reading

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On Eastern rivers and lakes

By Rob Morgan My Ostfront naval flotillas are, for the most part, 1n 1/300th scale, and range from the old Skytrex landing craft and gunboats to the newest acquisition, the Zvezda Russian-made armoured river boat shown here. It’s a new … Continue reading

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Review of ‘World War II Croatian Legionaries’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a recent Osprey on the Nazi-allied Croatian legionaries. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Suffolk – some intriguing WWII traces

By Jonathan Aird I do like to be beside the sea side – but in all honesty I’m not all that bothered about strolling on the prom-prom-prom, even the additional attraction of a big brass band doesn’t really swing it … Continue reading

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