The following information was obtained
from Kenn Hart, currently the Secretary to the Solo Wargamers Association
and the Editor of Lone Warrior.
The Solo Wargamers Association
was founded in 1976 and produces its own A5 magazine of more than 52 pages
quarterly, world-wide. This publication is called Lone Warrior and
usually features articles on solo wargaming, campaigning, letters and comments,
reviews and general hobby news of interest to members, by authors such
as Godfrey Bailey, Douglas Shand, Andrew Freeman and Donald Featherstone.
Some of the services that the Solo
Wargamers Association provides for its members include Play By Mail facilities,
with lists of current and future games, plus tips on how to play by mail.
One unusual feature of the Solo Wargamers Association is that they have
a Library: Probably the biggest free loan wargaming library in the world!
Besides featuring the usual letters
from members, Lone Warrior also reviews new figures, other
magazines and other topics of a wargaming nature. Advisers are available,
usually someone like Donald Featherstone who advise players or volunteer
Lone Warrior acts as a
vehicle for conveying ideas and opinions between members, and creates the
opportunity for players who have limited time, funds, facilities or opponents
available to still enjoy a game. The facilities provided show how to Play
by Mail, play with Miniatures or with Boardgames. The Solo Wargamers Association
currently has no members in South-Africa, though all other countries are
fairly well represented, with many members from the stronger wargaming
countries. Many figure manufacturers also give discounts to members of
Subscriptions to Lone Warrior
run from June until June the following year and subscribing from South-Africa
will cost something in the vicinity of R120.00 odd a year.
Any interested parties are invited to write to:
Solo Wargamers Association
c/o Steve Moore
120 Great Stone Road
Manchester M16 0KD
Check it out!