Category Archives: Periods – World War II

‘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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D-Day reading

By Rob Morgan In June, my thoughts, and my reading, often turn to the Normandy Campaign, after so many holidays there in past years, and the fact that of all battlefield regions of Western Europe, this is the one where … Continue reading

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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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