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Das Magazin erscheint monatlich.
he upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:
LEGION VERSUS PHALANX
We kick off this month’s theme content with an introduction to the concept of legion and phalanx warfare.
THE BATTLE OF RAYMOND
Don Effinger and Mike Evans present this neat little scenario for an ACW “skirmish” that was anything but neat.
WARGAMING THE BATTLE OF HERACLEA 280BC
This classic ancient battle pitted early Rome against one of history’s most notorious generals - Pyrrhus, King of Epirus. We take a look at refighting Heraclea in both 6mm and 28mm.
Osprey rules author Craig Woodfield converts his Ronin samurai rules for use in the gladiatorial arena.
GLADIATOR FIGURES ROUND UP
Staying with the gladiator vibe a little longer, our regular reviewer Wayne Bollands “rounds up” some of the best 28mm gladiator figures.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CAESAR
With the rise of the Roman Empire came the unstoppable power of the legion. But those established kingdoms who had used the phalanx as their weapon of choice for several centuries were not prepared to simply roll over and die. In this piece Simon Miller looks at the troops and tactics adopted by the later Hellenistic monarchs in the quest to meet and match Rome and its legions.
WARGAMING WITH GANGSTERS
Nick Buxey talks about his life-long love affair with the criminal underbelly of Prohibition-era America. Nick presents a lot of options for model manufacturers, urban buildings, rulesets, and even suggests an extensive list of inspirational movies.
WARGAMING THE BATTLE OF PYDNA 168BC
We round off our theme content with an article on one of the battles and games which best demonstrates the clash between legion and phalanx - Pydna.
The Battlefront team introduce us to the new Flames Of War campaign system, which allows players to build up points as they advance up through, or defend, Italy in 1943.
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER!
The rules for weather events on the gaming table are the ones most generally skipped over and unused in any wargames rules. However should this really be the case? Should we make more of the weather in our tabletop battles? Pete Brown says “yes”and explains how and why here.
Peter Bradford tells us the genesis story of the new ‘medieval tourney’ ruleset, Crossed Lances. Peter and his mate, Martin Knight, have developed a set of mini-games that recreate the feeling of the various competitions you would have found at a Grand Tourney.
2013 U.S. NATIONALS
We take a pictorial look at four of the US Nationals events for Flames Of War last year, and the invitation-only event, the US Masters.
FIGHTING TALK! CAN I SEE THAT?
Regular columnist Alessio Cavatore discusses line of sight - real or abstract. ||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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Das Magazin erscheint monatlich.
The upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:
A HELL'S CROSSROADS
To celebrate the release of the new Flames Of War Bridge at Remagen Intelligence Handbook, the guys from the Battlefront Studio report on a US and German armoured forces clash in the Ruhr.
THE ROLLING HILLS OF ARKLOW
The Master Builder behind the Wargames Illustrated 2014 show table - Nick Buxey - talks us through the construction of this wonderful 12’ x 6’ board.
AMERICA’S BATTLE TANK
With the release of the new Flames Of War Pershing plastic kit, the Battlefront Studio take a look at this iconic WW2 tank, in history and in the game.
Barry Hilton reports on a ‘League of Augsburg’ weekender in which players used Republic to Empire to play out the Napoleonic Battle of Bautzen, 1813.
DEAD MAN’S HAND ACW
Following on from last month’s article - Under the Black Flag - we present a three scene scenario for Dead Man’s Hand using some new rules for incorporating American Civil War guerillas into the game. You will find cards for these new ‘gangs’ on the back of the magazine.
The biggest show in the European wargaming calendar has been and gone for another year, but don’t worry if you either missed it, or would like to see some of the games at the event again, because this report showcases some of the best tables from the show, and compiles the news from some of the biggest manufacturers regarding their 2014 releases.
WARBANDS AND SHIELDWALLS
Author and rules writer Chris Peers introduces us to the army of the last of the Pagan Saxon kings - Penda of Mercia.
PAINTING THE EQYPTIAN STANDARD BEARER
In the last issue we had sculptor Steve Salah talk us through the process of sculpting a figure, namely, an Egyptian Standard Bearer . This month Kev Dallimore bookends the figure’s journey to the tabletop, by showing us how he painted it.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHICAGE: BEER WARS
We continue our investication of skirmish wargaming with American gangsters, by turning our attention to the North Side and South Side battle for supremacy of 1920 -1929, a conflict which brought Al Capone, and Prohibition, to the fore.
We report on the historical goings-on at this major US gaming convention.
THE BATTLE OF RAPHIA, 217BC
A report from one of the participants on a massive refight of this well known ancient battle between Ptolemy IV’s Egyptians and Antiochus III’s Seleucids.
THE GARDENERS OF SALONIKA
Away from the mud and blood of the Western Front, the forces of the Central Powers and the Entente were fighting almost another war in the rugged hills and barren plains of Macedonia. Paul Leach introduces us to these ‘Gardeners of Salonika’ and presents ideas for wargaming in this often overlooked Southern Front.
FIGHTING TALK! “ERRATA CORRIGE"
Rules writer and regular columnist Alessio Cavatore provides an interesting and informative insight into
the much maligned but ever useful wargames rules errata. ||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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Das Magazin erscheint monatlich.
The upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
Roger Gerrish provides a primer for the world of Pulp gaming across a range of genres, so don your favourite headgear and gather your equipment as we invite you to embark on a journey into new realms of action and adventure!
THE BATTLE FOR THE LUDENDORFF BRIDGE
The Battlefront Studio present a complete Flames Of War scenario and new missions detailing the fight for the Ludendorff bridge in the city of Remagen.
COPS VERSUS ROBOTS
A full and exclusive scenario and gaming statistics for their Pulp televisioninspired 7TV rules, with fictional 1970’s heroes The Beat taking on unusual foes in an unremarkable corner of London’s East End.
Painting guru Paul Cubbins tell us how he paints British World War Two Paratroopers, showing us the techniques he uses to achieve his stunning results.
Pete Brown talks us through a blending of history and conspiracy theory to provide an insight into the world of Pulp Adventures after World War Two.
True life Pulp-style adventuring is outlined in this article by Steve Dake and Dave Taylor. They focus on the actions of Napoleon’s forces in Egypt with regard to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone and the quest to acquire items of antiquity.
CROOKED DICE: SINBAD AND THE PLAQUE OF DESTINY
Our second offering from Crooked Dice comes in the form of a scenario and game stats for their 7TV game supplement 7TH Voyage. This time, we enter the realm of the mythological and classic stopmotion animation movies as we see Sinbad and his companions battle the nefarious Kouran the Sorceror and the living statue of Kali!
SALUTE 2014 PAINTING COMPETITION
Inspired by our recent Assault from the Sea theme, Nigel Stillman takes us through the trials, tribulations and gaming potential of Caesar’s invasions of Britain 55-54BC.
BUILDING THE GREAT ZIMBABWE
Dave King, gifted amateur terrain creator, outlines the efforts he took in making his terrain board for his 2014 show game Allan Quatermain and the Lost City.
RULES SHOWCASE: ACROSS A DEADLY FIELD
Sub-Editor Wayne and ‘Rulesmeister’ Mike Bradford are given the opportunity to play a Gettysburg scenario from this forthcoming Osprey ACW ruleset written by John Hill of Johnny Reb III fame.
JUST WHAT IS STEAMPUNK?
In this interview James Griffiths of Infamy Miniatures outlines what Steampunk means to him.
Veteran correspondent Barry Hilton provides a report on a wargaming weekend spent re-fighting a range of battle scenarios from 1689 to 1702 using the Beneath the Lily Banners rules.
FOG OF WAR: THE BATTLE OF NELSON
Esteemed rulesmith Rick Priestley finds himself with a miniature eye view of a tabletop ACW battlefield.What is it like when an experienced wargamer comes upon the ‘true’ Fog of War on the battlefield?
FIGHTING TALK: WAR
Pete Brown debats the type of games we should be playing versus what we are ‘told’. ||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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TAKE THE HIGH GROUND
In this month’s lead article, Pete Brown presents some thoughts on using hills in our gaming, and how they should/could fit into any set of rules.
THE ROAD TO EL ARISH
Another insight into the new Fate Of A Nation intelligence briefing for Flames Of War, the Battlefront Team present a battle report on parts of the attack on El Arish during the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War in 1967.
CHARIOT ARMIES ON MOUNTAIN CAMPAIGNS Once again, Nigel Stillman takes us back to ancient times and provides details on the campaigns undertaken by the Assyrians against the mountain tribes of the Caucasus Mountains, most notably Sargon II versus the Urartians.
GLADIATOR! A PAINTING GUIDE
Matt Parkes shows us how to paint these warriors of the arena, demonstrating once again his award winning skills.
FOG OF WAR: WHAT’S THAT COMING OVER THE HILL
In our latest ‘Fog of War’ game, Pete Brown and WI Sub-Editor Wayne find themselves advancing into unknown territory in a game which makes use of hilly terrain and two separate, but identical, tables.
SOUTH ATLANTIC SHOWDOWN
Roger Gerrish follows up his article on modern naval combat from WI324 with this ‘what if?’ scenario set during the Falklands War.
THE FIGHTING KOPPIE
Bob Giglio presents an article and scenarios based around General Sir Garnet Wolseley’s assault upon Sekukhune’s Pedi tribal stronghold in November 1879.
RULES SHOWCASE: TO THE STRONGEST
For this months Rules Showcase we roadtest a new (or possibly forthcoming, depending on progress!) set of Ancient rules, which do away with both dice and tapes.
AN UPHILL STRUGGLE
Following on from our previous feature regarding the Battle of Keren 1941 terrain, created by James Morris and chums, James takes us through how to game the battle using two different World War Two rule sets: Bolt Action and Chain of Command.
THE BATTLE OF LIGNY: NAPOLEON’S LAST VICTORY
Gary Kitching and friends continue to battle their way through the Hundred Days campaign. Their second battle sees French and Prussians clash across the tabletop in the precursor to Waterloo, and Napoleon’s last victory.
MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: IT’S A BUTTE!
In his latest in the series, Nick Buxey discusses how to create terrain which is synonymous with the Wild West of both movies and reality.
SHOOT TO THRILL: 1914 ON THE WESTERN FRONT
The Derby Wargames Club were invited to WI HQ to take part in a photo shoot for their ‘Early World War One’ game, as seen on the UK show circuit this year.
FIGHTING TALK: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH
Barry Hilton returns with an insight into the trials and tribulations of publishing your own wargames rules.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: WHAT IS SKIRMISH WARGAMING
In our lead article for this month’s theme, Mike Blake offers a comprehensive overview of this popular style of gaming.
An excerpt from the Team Yankee novel to whet the appetite of the Cold War Gone Hot gamer.
THEME: THE SKIRMISH WARGAMES GROUP
Mike Blake is back to chart the growth of his group of like-minded individuals and their collective contribution to the skirmish gaming scene.
Neil Smith looks at an elite group of Allied soldiers from World War Two, the Chindits, renowned for their ability to undertake dangerous missions in the face of extreme conditions.
THEME: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHARACTERS / ‘LET’S GO!’
Inspiration for skirmish gaming can come from many sources. Pete Brown looks at adding characters to your games and then provides a scenario taken from the movie The Wild Bunch.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: GALLEYS, GUNS AND GLORY!
Jay White introduces us to the process behind the creation of these Renaissance Era naval rules.
THEME: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE TRIUMVIRATE OF TERROR
Paul Chapman enlightens us regarding a case from the time of the Great Hiatus, presenting the same for players of In Her Majesty’s Name.
Adrian Howe recounts the story of the Battle of Beersheba, in reality and as presented in the classic Australian movie The Lighthorsemen.
THEME: FIFE AND DRUMS ALONG THE MONTMORENCY
A guide to the skirmish gaming opportunities provided by the French and Indian Wars, complete with a sample scenario for Musket and Tomahawks.
RULES SHOWCASE: FIREPOWER
We take part in a battle between brothers as Alan and Michael Perry showcase their first ‘Battle In A Box’, complete with fast play rules for the American Civil War from Alessio Cavatore.
THEME: HOW TO MAKE VICTORIAN BUILDINGS
Inspired by our Sherlock Holmes adventure, Paul Davies show us how to make some suitable scenery to represent the Victorian London.
Gary Kitching presents an epic article about this epic battle of the Napoleonic Wars – one of Napoleons most crushing victories. Is that the way it will turn out in the refight…?
SHOW REPORT: COLOURS 2015
After its return this year, Paul Davies provides a pictorial and personal record of this re-vamped UK show.
FIGHTING TALK: SILVER BULLET
To license or not to license? Alessio Cavatore provides an insight into the highs and lows of optioning that movie or TV show that you’ve always wanted to turn into a game.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: 1916 – CLASH OF TITANS
Jim Graham provides an overview of this momentous year during the Great War, still a war of contrasts but one which began to consume more and more men and resources of the nations who fought it.
THE PENDRAGON OF LOGRES
Never one to rest on his laurels, Dan Mersey presents an exclusive, self-contained Arthurian-era set campaign for his new Dragon Rampant rules.
THEME: FOOD FOR FORT, VERDUN 1916
James Morris tells us how a chance remark led him to undertake a thought-provoking journey to the area where so many French and German soldiers lost their lives.
PROJECT SHOWCASE: I ONLY NEED ONE
Steve Dake explores a problem familiar to many of us – the project that never truly ends.
THEME: MAKING A GAME OF IT: THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND
A straightforward, wargamer’s guide to the key naval battle for those interested in naval actions.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: HONOURS OF WAR
The author of the new Seven Years War era rule set from Osprey Games talks about what inspired his creative process.
THEME: END OF THE BEGINNING, BATTLE OF ROMANI
As the war in Europe ground on, the fighting in the Middle East was just as vicious. Jim Graham looks at this crucial battle between a mix of warriors.
How does one go about creating a slice of a ruined fantasy city? By investing in a number of tools and slicing up a lot of polystyrene in interesting ways!
THEME: SLAUGHTER ON THE SOMME
Although the Somme has come to epitomize many of the horrors of trench warfare, Jim Graham provides some ideas for turning aspects of the battle into a wargame.
RULES SHOWCASE: TEAM YANKEE
We get the chance to try out these excellent new rules from the Flames Of War stable. This time, it’s World War Three and everything is different…
THEME: ACES HIGH!
High above the mud and blood of the battlefield, an equally bloody struggle for control of the air continued to change in response to new tactics and technology.
Author Griff Hoskar sees his literary creations brought to life on the tabletop at Ron Ringrose’s wargaming mecca
THEME: HOW TO… CREATE CRATERS
Master model maker Paul Davies presents some ideas on approaching the creation of the types of terrain found on the Western Front.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: FIRST NATION FIGHTING IN THE AMERICAN WOODS
The new Flint and Feather range from Pulp Figures have inspired Neil Smith to undertake some research on ways they can be used on the tabletop.
HELLFIGHTERS & DEVILDOGS
The Battlefront team presents information on how to use the 369th Infantry Regiment and the US Marines using the Great War Miniatures Game.
FIGHTING TALK: HOMEOPATHIC WARGAMING
Pete Brown looks at some ways to make it easier to game aspects of large historical battles rather than busting a gut (and a bank balance).||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: WARS THAT NEVER WERE
Gary Mitchell explains the concept behind this month’s theme and provides his top suggestions for ‘Wars that Never Were’.
ICE COLD IN BERLIN
In connection with their latest ruleset Team Yankee, Battlefront provide us with an account of Cold War operations in Germany by ex-British Intelligence Operative and author Harvey Black.
Charles S. Grant explores this aspect of gaming and adds his thoughts on creating your own 18th Century nation.
“A ROAD WE DO NOT KNOW”
Musings and rules amendments to re-create the small-scale actions of the American West on the tabletop using the Black Powder rules.
THEME: THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN 1692
Barry Hilton recounts the latest events in his alternate history of the British Isles, this time focusing on a battle for the throne of the nation.
ADDING DEPTH TO YOUR MDF BUILDINGS
Model making maestro Dave Taylor shows us how to add organic detail and dynamism to our MDF buildings.
THEME: THE BATTLE FOR FORT ONTARIO
Don Effinger presents a series of scenarios for the British Intervention in the ACW, which are then played out and ably supported visually by the Perry Twins.
The Gripping Beast team recently ran a competition to design a SAGA scenario based on their new civilian and livestock figure packs. We present the winning entry here for your usage.
THEME: THE ZIMMERMAN TELEGRAM
A look at the potential for fighting World War One on US and Mexican soil.
PIMP YOUR STUG III
Phil Lewis takes a Warlord Games Bolt Action tank and provides detailed instructions on, er, how to detail it for tabletop usage.
THEME: WINTER OF ’79
Forget what you think you know, get to the army surplus store and head back to the late 1970’s in the Disunited Kingdom. It’s anarchy in the UK as Mark Hannam provides an insight into gaming during a more modern civil war.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: LIBERTY OR DEATH
You’ve bought the Warlord Games box set but where do you go from here? We take a look at what can be done to expand upon this giant of a boxed set.
THEME: COLD WAR TERRAIN
For those fighting World War Three on the tabletop, Andy Rix outlines the types of terrain needed to make your tabletop battles more ‘real’.
THE ROAD TO ‘LOKHVISTA’
Warwick Kinrade, author of the Battlegroup series of World War Two rules, talks about his recent campaign weekend.
CLUB FOCUS: SHEFIELD AND ROTHERHAM WARGAMES CLUB
In the first of a new series, Sub-Editor Wayne sets off with notepad and camera to check out what games are being played at clubs up and down the country and spend some time talking to the men rolling the dice||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: SOLDIERS OF THE EMPRESS
So, you want to field a force to support Matilda in her quest for the throne back in the 12th Century? Then this is the perfect article for you!
UP THE BEACHES
Chris Townley from Battlefront Miniatures shows us how to paint Marine Amtanks for use in your Flames of War: Pacific Campaign games.
THEME: THE LAST CRUSADE
In 14th Century Lithuania, the young Queen Jagwida found herself caught up in a bloody war as the Teutonic Knights brought fire and sword in the name of Christ.
DESIGNERS NOTES: THE MEN WHO WOULD BE KING
Dan Mersey provides an inside look at this upcoming game from Osprey and discusses his fundamental design philosophy, whilst lamenting the hard to pronounce acronym!
THEME: CHASING THE DRAGON
The Second Opium War, not an opportunity to wipe out drug abuse but a 19th Century war to ensure its usage in China – Pete Brown provides the details.
RULES SHOWCASE: SHARP PRACTICE
An impressionistic take on a re-vamped set of rules played under the guidance of Mr. Richard Clarke, gamesmaster extraordinaire.
THEME: CHASTISEMENT OF THE UTMAN KHELS
In 1852, the British Empire in India could no longer tolerate the actions of one of the Afghan tribes – something had to be done, so Victoria’s warriors marched to war!
BUILDING OLD WORLDS
Dave Taylor discusses the creation of his Salute 2016 boards for Infamy Miniatures.
THEME: VICTORIA’S SOLDIERS
Over the course of her 63 year reign, Queen Victoria’s army had to change and adapt its uniforms and equipment to the demands of a sprawling global Empire.We take a look at how those changes are reflected in miniature.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CRUSADER?
Suggestions on how to play (and maybe win!) at Soldiers of God.
This visual spectacle of a show in Hamburg, Germany should be at the top of everyone’s list to visit – see why in this photograph heavy feature.
RULES SHOWCASE: LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE
We take an in-depth look at these new skirmish rules themed around the Winter of ’79 setting, but suitable for any modern era game.
THE ESSEX GAMESTERS’ VIETNAM TABLE
The Essex Gamesters, three times award winners, provide us with exclusive access to their Salute 2016 game.
A TOUR OF THE NEW BATTLEFRONT FACTORY
Having relocated to much larger premises, the Battlefront Malaysia team provides an insight into their new facilities.
CLUB FOCUS: THE WB3D GAMERS
Neil Smith takes us on a journey around his local club in Whitley Bay, England.
WACHT AM RHEIN
Warwick Kinrade, author of this latest supplement to the Battlegroup WW2 rules, discusses what players can find within this Battle of the Bulge supplement.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: GREAT TANK BATTLES
We kick off our theme content with a look at some of the great and the more obscure tank battles from the pages of history.
GAMING THE EARLY FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS
Part one of a two parter on collecting armies for the early French Revolutionary War, circa the War of the First Coalition.
THEME: FOR THE LOVE OF TANKS
The Battlefront Studio introduce us to their new entry level tank combat game.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: CHEVAUCHEE
So you want to wargame Agincourt but you don’t want to collect an army of several thousand figures per side? Not to worry, our editor looks at using the Perry Miniatures plastic French and English Agincourt box sets to wargame some smaller actions of the Agincourt camapign.
THEME: ONE TANK BATTLE TWO GAMES
We take the same forces and use the same basic scenario to try out two different sets of rules designed to simulate big tank battles during World War Two.
RULES SHOWCASE: PROJECT Z
The designer of the new Zombie Apocalypse game from Warlord Games takes us on a road-test of the rules.
THEME: TALKING TANKS
Two treadheads sit down at a table with 16 different tank kits in front of them and wade through the lot, looking at the pros and cons of the different models.
Our roundup of all the action from the largest wargames show in the world. Includes a look at the best games and what was new from the different manufacturers.
THEME: ALLIED ARMOUR STOWAGE SPECIAL
Captain Kitbash joins the team to provide some insights into getting better, more realistic versions of your Allied armour onto the tabletop.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: HORIZON WARS
Robey Jenkins, author of the new 6mm sci-fi rules from Osprey, tells us about the design philosophy behind the game.
The third in our series of articles, we have another great scenario from River Horse for Terminator Genysis: The Miniatures Game based upon events from the movie.
MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: RUST
Nick Buxey shows us how to apply rust effects to our models.
CLUB FOCUS: MELBOURNE
In this extended Club Focus Aramiha Harwood takes us on a tour of a collective of clubs from Melbourne, down under.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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THEME: VENI, VIDI, VICI
Veteran wargamer, rules writer and self confessed Caesarian Simon MacDowall introduces us to this month’s theme – Wargaming with Julius Caesar.
RULES SHOWCASE: THE CHICAGO WAY
We take up our ‘Chicago Typewriters’ and try to bring law to the lawless during the Prohibition era of 1920s America.
THEME: WARGAMING PHARSALUS – CLASH OF TWO ROMAN TITANS
We continue our theme coverage with a look at Caesar’s finest hour, his defeat of Pompey the Great at the Battle of Pharsalus, 48BC. How was it possible to win such an uneven battle and how could this be emulated on the wargames table?
YOU’VE SEEN THE TERRAIN, NOW WHAT’S THE GAME?
A look at the idea behind the creation of our Salute 2016 participation game, the influences for figures and the rules.
Every year the UK based Society of Ancients hold an annual ‘Battleday’, at which members and friends game the same battle using different rules over the course of one day and a dozen tables. We find out how this year’s Battleday played out.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: SABRE SQUADRON
Nick Overland’s Modern era rules have been many years in creation and reflect a wealth of experience based upon many hours of gaming.
THEME: PAINTING ROMANS
Master brushman Ruben Torregrosa shows us how to paint some Forged in Battle Republican Romans.
We take a trip to Adepticon and report back on the fantasy, the historical, the sci-fi and the Grand Melee games on offer.
THEME: CAESAR’S LEGIONS
Simon Miller is a man comfortable with stepping into the sandals of Julius Caesar and emulating the great man on the tabletop, so he is well placed to offer some advice to other would be ‘miniature’ Roman generals.
WARGAMING THE EARLY FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS
Following on from last month’s introduction to the period, David Bickley shares some ideas on gaming the early French Revolutionary Wars, with a particular focus on using Black Powder to do so.
RULES SHOWCASE: WAR AND EMPIRE
In company with this month’s theme, we try out these new Ancient-era rules designed by West Wind for large battles.
WEIRD WARGAMING: JURASSIC REICH
We take a turn to the left here, with some insight into an alternate version of World War Two, complete with creatures from a bygone age.
PROJECT SHOWCASE: DO YOU HAVE A CASTLE?
Although intended for a particular game, this article looks at the creation of a castle that could grace many a battlefield.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: BLOOD EAGLE
The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare discuss their latest offering, a Viking Age skirmish game which combines historical and mythological influences.
SALUTE PAINTING COMP
Our annual round-up of the winning entries from this year’s Salute painting competition.
Our roving reporter Paul Davies takes a trip to Legionary and shares some photos of the finest games from the show.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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Once again our all-seeing eye is cast upon the wealth of products coming the gamer’s way in the next few months.
THEME: GOING TO EXTREMES
Pete Brown takes a necessarily broad look at the world of warfare in extreme conditions, with some suggestions for environmental related rules.
HORSE AND MUSKET BLITZKRIEG – PART THREE
Barry Hilton presents the final part of his guide to the Great Northern War, finishing with a guide to the miniatures available from a number of sources.
THEME: THIS IS MY LAST PIGEON
James Morris shares with us the creation of his award winning show game for 2016, the assault upon Fort Vaux during the Battle for Verdun, World War I.
THE PANZERS OF WORLD WAR III
It’s time to unleash the East German Volksarmee upon the fields of Central Europe, so the FoW team has created a brief guide to the latest supplement for Team Yankee.
THEME: THE LAND OF THE 50 MPH FOG
Regular contributor Jim Graham discusses a relatively obscure part of World War Two where the elements had to be fought harder than the enemy.
THE WARBAND OF RAGNULF RAGNARSEN
A look at a piece of model making and Warband glory of the Norse-Gael variety, as created by John Stentz for the SAGA competition at Adepticon 2016.
THEME: MODELLING SEWERS
Malc Johnston and David Tuck show us how to build the sort of underground battlefield where many would fear to tread.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: UNLEASHING THE BATTLEGROUP
Warwick Kinrade takes us through the creation of this new version of the Battlegroup rulebook and discusses his motivation behind writing this highly popular game.
THEME: FROZEN CHOSIN
Always ready to do more with less, the United States Marine Corps once again proved their worth during the Korean War, up against a relentless enemy and horrendous weather conditions.
THREE CONTINENTS, THREE CONVENTIONS
Three experienced ‘conventioneers’ compare and contrast the fundamental aspects of three different shows, one each from the USA, Australia and the UK.
SWORDPOINT ARMY LISTS
Taken from the upcoming second Army List supplement, Gripping Beast have provided us with two lists that won’t be available in the book until Spring 2017.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: CHOSEN MEN
Mark Latham discusses his latest work from Osprey Games, a set of Napoleonic era skirmish rules designed to reflect both historical reality and ‘Hollywood’ flair.
HENRY HYDE’S BATTLEGAMES
Henry Hyde is back, this time casting his eye upon those for whom no ruleset is ever ‘just right’ and who are born to adapt what they have bought until happy.
Your handy resource for a quick re-cap of the origins of almost every miniature featured in the magazine this month.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|
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Once again our all-seeing eye is cast upon the wealth of products coming the gamer’s way in the next few months, with some selected items that we think you’ll like.
THEME: WHERE OTHERS FEAR TO TREAD
Our lead article discusses the nature of elite troops and muses upon how they can be fielded in our games in a ‘realistic’ fashion.
FLAMES OF WAR, 4TH EDITION
Phil Yates takes us through what we can expect from the latest release of this hugely popular set of rules.
THEME: G IS FOR GUARDS
Just what does the title ‘Guards’ mean for military units? And how should we treat these units on the tabletop? Barry Hilton explores these questions.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: PICKETT’S CHARGE
Game designer David Brown discusses some of the philosophy and rules mechanics that went into the creation of these rules from Reisswitz Press.
One of the most iconic troop types of the Ancient era. Yet what does being a ‘Cataphract’ actually mean and how did they fare in battle?
CAUGHT AT KUT
A look at a model making and gaming extravaganza based upon an action from the First World War in Mesopotamia.
THEME: VARANGIAN GUARD
Need a bodyguard in the Early Medieval period? Looking for a hard-core of highly skilled, dangerous warriors to overcome the enemy? Then look no further than these Viking elites.
GAMING WITH HISTORY
Wargaming went all educational last year when Dan Mersey was invited to Edinburgh to speak on this topic. Professor Gianlucca Raccagni, the organizer, tells us all about the concept.
THEME: HITLER’S ELITES
Dom Sore discusses the Waffen-SS and how they fare using the Bolt Action rules.
TRICKS AND TIPS: FREE AND EASY BUILDINGS
Roger Merry suggests how to turn household waste into tabletop terrain.
Taking his lead from the movie Hacksaw Ridge, Dom Sore looks at the rise of the medic within warfare and how to integrate them into your World War Two gaming.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: PHALANGITES AND HYPASPISTS
The Victrix range of figures continues to expand, allowing you to field a whole range of units. In this article, Simon MacDowell takes a look at options for some of the latest miniatures.
A SHARP ENGAGEMENT
Robert Giglio takes us on another journey to the North-West Frontier in the 1890’s, this time looking at an action involving the Corps of Guides.
THE SCOTTISH PLAY(ER)
Dan Mersey takes a look at both the historical and Shakespearean versions of Macbeth, one of the most intriguing characters from Scottish history.
RULES SHOWCASE: CHOSEN MEN
These Napoleonic-era skirmish rules have proven quite popular, so we’ve taken a closer look to help spread the word!
HENRY HYDE’S BATTLEGAMES
Henry Hyde finds that a return to his gaming youth can be guided by one of the more recent rules systems.
A quick re-cap of the origins of the miniatures featured in this magazine.||Battlefront||Zeitschriften|