Category Archives: Periods – World War II

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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Luftwaffe ‘Harvard’ NA T-6 Trainers

By Rob Morgan A long way back in time, in 1971, Airfix Magazine carried a photograph of one of these immensely long-serving two seaters in the World War II camouflage and markings of Goering’s Luftwaffe. A letter followed from C.M. … Continue reading

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What vehicles are out there?

By Jim Rohrer Wargaming in eras after World War I requires vehicles.  Each decade, the variety of vehicle types increased.  Deciding which types to include in your battles is one issue.  Another is where you obtain the vehicles.  This brief … Continue reading

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A link of possible WWII interest

By Rob Morgan Quite a number of the publications I write for frequently contain notes about articles in other journals and newsletters which may prove of interest or value to that society’s membership. Here’s one which I thought should be … Continue reading

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Remembering Gneisenau

By Rob Morgan I came upon a three-page article entitled ‘Batterie Austrat’ in the excellent magazine After the Battle, No. 44. Rather an old piece now, it provides an account of one of the 11-inch triple gun turrets from Gneisenau, … Continue reading

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