Category Archives: Periods – World War II

Malaria in WWII Italy

By Rob Morgan I’m grateful to my colleague Marco Galandra of Pavia for this little snippet. Now, chemical and biological weapons rarely crop up on the wargames table, and certainly I’ve never resorted to them in any modern campaign at … Continue reading

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Bergepanther with 20mm cannon

By Rob Morgan This, as you will all recognise, is a PzKw V, the Bergepanther recovery version of the Panther tank. When the Mk V appeared in numbers on the Ostfront ready for the debacle at Kursk, there was a … Continue reading

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The PzKpfw VIII Maus at war

By Rob Morgan My OstFront Winter set-up has, I have to admit, a few oddities among its armoured ranks, including a few of the attractive E-Series modelled by Pegasus in 1/76th. But of course, by the autumn of 1944, in … Continue reading

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Luftwaffe NCO on the ground

By Rob Morgan As we are unlikely to encounter dozens of splendid photographs of re-enactments this summer, at least until the world settles itself again, I’ve been digging in my files to see what I could come up with. Take … Continue reading

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Banana oil and wargaming!

By Rob Morgan Yes, now that takes me back! Brian Cameron is quite right, several of the old Airfix articles on modelling 20mm plastic figures contained instructions on ‘fixing’ additions with banana oil. I recall being given advice by an … Continue reading

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A new sample article is now available

Another article from past issues of Lone Warrior is now available. This one is by David Newport. In it, he explains how he set up a game based on the D-Day invasion and the rules he used in the game. … Continue reading

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Commando raid replay

By Paul Le Long I wanted to congratulate Peter Davies on his commando raid article in the most recent issue of Lone Warrior (No. 214). It was excellent stuff and I was inspired to play the game over the weekend. … Continue reading

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‘BATTLE!’ — A lost volume, sadly

By Rob Morgan So, I read the brief reconsideration of the late Charles Grant’s volume and, of course, memories kicked in. My copy is on the shelf next to The Don’s ‘Naval Wargames’ and the similar sized Ian Alle’ volumes … Continue reading

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Kevin White’s rules put in another appearance

Here’s a link to another blog, with the blogger recently using Kevin White’s “Kokoda Trail” rules for a World War II skirmish game. The rules are permanently posted on the Lone Warrior website’s Complete Rule Sets page. Thanks for the mention, … Continue reading

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‘Battle: Practical Wargaming’ (1970) reviewed

Jonathan Aird has reviewed another wargaming classic, Charles Grant’s 1970 book, “Battle: Practical Wargaming.” It’s on the Reviews page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin +1

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