Wargames Illustrated April 2019
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A look at new and forthcoming goodies in our hobby. With a focus this month on products released at Vapnartak and Tactica.
THEME: RISING TO GLORY
Editor Dan Faulconbridge leads us into this month’s theme by taking a look at the Purchase System in the British Army.
RULES SHOWCASE: SEVEN DAYS TO THE RIVER RHINE
Great Escape Games came by to plunge us into alternate history World War III, using their new rules variant of the Iron Cross rules system.
THEME: SHAKA’S BLOODY ASCENT
Neil Smith, author of the Zulu! Black Powder supplement, takes a look at the rise of Shaka Zulu and the creation of the Zulu Empire.
HOW TO… BUILD A 1/300TH SCALE HARBOUR
Paul Davies shows us ‘how to’ build a harbour for your Cruel Seas ships.
THEME: HORATIUS OF THE TYROL
Rising from slave to the higher echelons of the French army, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas then went from being a favourite of Napoleon to obscurity.
NOT ANOTHER APRIL FOOL
Pete Brown challenges our historical knowledge and introduces us to snippets of real or imagined warfare madness.
THEME: JOHNNY CLEM – DRUMMER BOY OF CHICKAMAUGA
An unlikely hero, who rose from the ranks to become an inspiration to many.
PURISTS LOOK AWAY NOW
A look at a couple of modeler Richard Garretson’s projects: a French and Indian War table and Post Apocalyptic town.
THEME: TROOPER TO MARSHAL
Jim Graham charts the rise of Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, from peasant beginnings to the heights of power as the true saviour of the Soviet Union
SHOW REPORT: TACTICA 2019
WI Editor Dan Faulconbridge reports on his recent trip to Hamburger Tactica, 2019 – Germany’s premier wargames show
THEME: A GAMER’S PROGRESS
Sub-Editor Wayne Bollands takes a look at some games which offer ‘in game advancement’ for characters or players.
SAGA: BOOK OF BATTLES
The SAGA Book of Battles came out at the end of last year, and the intervening months have given SAGA aficionado Dom Sore a chance to take an in-depth look at what it offers. Here are his findings.
TRIBES OF THE OMO RIVER
Chris Peers provides wargaming information on these interesting tribes from south-western Ethiopia.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: BATTLE RAVENS: THE SHIELDWALL BOARD GAME
We hand over to designer Dan Mersey for the inside track on his latest game. published by PSC – a wargames friendly board game about Dark Age combat.
WARGAMES SPACES: DAVE TUCK
Dave Tuck shows us the space he and friends have created to enjoy the hobby.
MAKING MOVEMENT TRAYS
Nick Buxey show us how to make movement trays to gently glide our figures across the table.
FIGHTING TALK: TAKING THE OFFENSIVE
In this month’s column Pete Brown muses on a thorny subject….
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