The Wargamer

24 July 2017

The Rules with No Name

BOOK REVIEW posted on 3 JAN 2011 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson takes a look at a new set of rules published from Wargames Foundry based on the setting of the Wild West.


Erich Von Manstein Hitlers Master Strategist

BOOK REVIEW posted on 18 DEC 2010 by Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson dives into the book written by Benoit LeMay that covers one of Germany's famous commanders during World War II.


Napoleonic Rules and Campaigns for Gaming with Painted Minatures

BOOK REVIEW posted on 9 DEC 2010 by Paul Robinson

These are more than just a set of wargames rules; what their author Matthew Fletcher and Wargames Foundry have produced is a complete package for the budding Napoleon, Blucher or Wellington in one hard backed book!


The Native American Warrior

BOOK REVIEW posted on 21 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

Written by Chris McNab, a specialist in military history, fighting techniques and weapons technology, The Native American Warrior looks at the fighting techniques of the Native American from 1500 to 1890...


At Leningrad's Gates

BOOK REVIEW posted on 19 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

This book by the co-authors William Lubbeck and David B Hurt, covers the wartime record of Lubbeck, who went from Private to Company Commander during his wartime service, mostly on the Russian Front.


Scottish Renaissance Armies 1513-1550

BOOK REVIEW posted on 13 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

"Mr Cooper has done an excellent job in covering the subject matter in such a necessarily short volume, despite the short chronological span this was a period of great change in the armies of the Scotland."



BOOK REVIEW posted on 10 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

"...this book describes the operations of the Hungarian and German armies against the onslaught of the Russian and their (recently gained) Romanian allies between September and November 1944, as they advanced from Romania into Hungary."


War Elephants

BOOK REVIEW posted on 8 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

"The strap line for this series of books produced by Osprey Publishing is The design, development, operation and history of the machinery of warfare through the ages. And as the owner of several of this series I was looking forward to reading this particular volume..."


Kamikazes, Corsairs and Picket Ships

BOOK REVIEW posted on 5 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

"The subject matter of this book by Robin L Rielly is actually very simple... however this is not a simple book at all, it is a master piece of research and dedication that makes it look simple."


After Stalingrad

BOOK REVIEW posted on 4 NOV 2010 by Paul Robinson

"...this detailed book does indeed describe the operations of the Russians all across the Eastern Front post Stalingrad but in doing so tells a story that perhaps only the most well read of Eastern Frontniks would know about!"


Deutsche Soldaten

BOOK REVIEW posted on 16 SEP 2010 by Paul Robinson

A reference of the arms and equipment of the typical German soldier during World War II is indispensible for those interested in the subject matter.


The War That Came Early

BOOK REVIEW posted on 10 AUG 2010 by Scott Parrino

This work of alternative historical fiction may be part of The War That Came Early series, but our reviewer couldn't finish it fast enough.



BOOK REVIEW posted on 9 JUL 2010 by Scott Parrino

Non-stop action adventure is packed into this Warhammer omnibus.


Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat

BOOK REVIEW posted on 26 MAY 2010 by Scott Parrino

The debate about rifles versus muskets during the Civil War has long held the rifle unequivcally superior. Earl J. Hess has a different take.


Flesh and Iron

BOOK REVIEW posted on 20 MAY 2010 by Scott Parrino

In his second novel of the Imperial Guard, Zou scores big time.


Vanished Armies

BOOK REVIEW posted on 14 APR 2010 by Scott Parrino

This is a must-have for the military uniform enthusiast interested in pre-WWI uniforms.


Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince

BOOK REVIEW posted on 28 JAN 2010 by Scott Parrino

The Wargamer's Lloyd Sabin takes a look at this work of historical fiction.


Shadow King

BOOK REVIEW posted on 14 JAN 2010 by Scott Parrino

Court intrigue, high fantasy, and elves await in this Warhammer Fantasy novel by Gav Thorpe.


Space Wolf: The Second Omnibus

BOOK REVIEW posted on 14 DEC 2009 by Scott Parrino

The second omnibus has been released. Find out whether it is pleasing to Russ or not...


M1 Abrams vs T-72 Ural

BOOK REVIEW posted on 11 NOV 2009 by Scott Parrino

Direct conflict during the Cold War never took place, but Operation Desert Storm came as close as any conflict in matching up Soviet equipment and doctrine against the west. This book examines the two primary tanks and how they lined up.