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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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War Banner in partnership with Hysterical Games

War Banner in with Hysterical Games

War Banner are thrilled to announce that we have entered into a partnership with War Banner with Hysterical Games.

War Banner’s Andy Hobday, whose credits include Test of Honour, Gangs of Rome and the forthcoming Mortal Gods, will now manage Hysterical Games. This will include the running of Hysterical Games’ portfolio of games and miniatures, with War Banner fulfilling all orders placed though Hysterical games’ website.

Hysterical Games, meanwhile, will continue to fulfil all resin production contracts and orders as placed by its existing customers and is actively seeking new clients.

We look forward to not only working with Hysterical Games but also helping Hysterical Games’ Steve Blease develop and enrich their existing collection of games such as Panzerfäuste, Futbowel and Spitfyre. In working closely with Hysterical Games, we are excited about the potential opportunities that will arise for both businesses.

War Banner Ltd
Hysterical Games

Wargames Illustrated 373, November 2018

Wargames Illustrated 373, November 2018

In the current issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine (WI373, November) a group of hardened campaigners discuss the relative merits of bringing their experience as re-enactors to the tabletop and vice versa.

OBSERVATION POST
A special look at what we ‘Spotted At’…the Colours show in Newbury, UK, plus a close up on what was in the cabinets at the last Warlord Open Day!

THEME: POLISH THUNDER
Colonel (Retd.) Bill Gray looks at the impact of the Husaria on the tabletop battlefield.

BLACK POWDER SECOND EDITION: A FANBOY’S EYE VIEW
Steve Wood, ardent fan of the Black Powder rules, takes a critical look at what’s new and worth noting in the new edition.

DIFFERENT SCALE, SAME PASSION
Some hardened campaigners discuss the relative merits of bringing their experience as re-enactors to the tabletop and vice versa.

THEME: THE POLISH LEGION 1795 – 1815
Military historian Vincent Rospond charts the rise of the Polish Legion during the period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

MODELLING: DISTRESSING YOUR MDF BUILDINGS
Following the success of his recent three part series on painting and modelling with MDF buildings, we asked Gary Faulkner to “give us more!” and he has obliged….

THEME: COMPANY PROFILE WARGAMER STUDIOS
The team behind the popular By Fire and Sword rules tell us about their plans and provide an insight into their company.

REIMAGINING THE CRUSADES – PART 4 – THE TROOP TYPES
The latest installment in author Steve Tibble’s quest to bring a more accurate Crusade to the world of wargaming.

THEME: THE POLISH LEGION 1914 – 1920
Vincent Rospond continues the story of the Polish Legion, focusing on their service during WWI and its aftermatch.

DESIGNER’S NOTES +: SONS OF MARS
A close look at the ideas behind the creation of this gladiatorial combat game, plus some exclusive new rules content.

THEME: 303 SQUADRON
In this article Dom Sore discusses the contribution made by this unit of Polish exiles in the defence of Britain and their efforts to hit back at Germany.

WARGAMES AT THE EDGE OF APOCALYPSE
Paul Leach takes us to the edge of Apocalypse and beyond.

THEME: THE POLES AT MONTE CASSINO
Dom Sore looks at the contribution made by Polish troops during the bloody assaults at Cassino during WWII.

PAINTING A IROQUOIS WARRIOR
Bob Murch of the marvellous Pulp Figures provides some guidelines for getting the best from these new figures that support the Flint and Feather ruleset.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: LAST DAYS
Ash Baker takes us through his motivations and the design ideas of his recently released Osprey zombie game.

MODEL SOLDIERS, MODERN OPERA & TRENCH WARFARE
Dicky Boyd discusses an educational project for children which used wargaming and operatic music to convey the realities of World War One.

WARGAMERS’ SPACES
David Bickley shows us his small but beautifully formed converted garage come wargames room.

Wargames Illustrated

Berthier Campaign Manager Software Updated (Version 9.13)

I've Released an Update of the Free Berthier Campaign Manager Software (Version 9.13)
Berthier.

Berthier Campaign Manager Software Updated (Version 9.13)


This release introduces a number of small changes to Berthier. See the Readme file in the download for the full details.

Berthier may be downloaded here.

Berthier is free software that manages wargames campaigns for miniatures. Berthier is suitable for historical, naval or fantasy campaigns in most periods.

Berthier Campaign Manager

How We Honor Their Sacrifice

How We Honor Their Sacrifice

In this age of tanks, helicopters, jets, rockets, and drones, how can we learn from a battle fought on horseback or on foot? When taken down to the basic principles, war hasn't changed. We fight for our country, to protect the people we love and the freedoms we hold dear. And we take inspiration from the soldiers who fought, on horseback or on foot, to give us those freedoms in the first place.

Speaking at the dedication ceremony in Gettysburg for the Soldiers' National Cemetery, 155 years ago this month, President Abraham Lincoln remarked that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." In truth, no one has ever forgotten, nor will anyone ever forget, Lincoln's brief, immortal words on that day. But Lincoln was right in predicting that Americans would remember with profound gratitude those who offer, and all too often give, the last full measure of devotion so that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Such gratitude is owed in equal measure to all those veterans who came before and all those who have come since. These men and women who sacrifice so much represent the best of America.

The brave citizen-soldiers who made our country what it is today may be gone, but we have an unprecedented opportunity to honor them. Now is the time to protect the hallowed grounds where so many shed blood and laid down their lives. In another generation, it may be too late.

Thank you for everything you do to honor veterans past and present.

With deepest gratitude,

Lt. General Richard Mill, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. General Richard Mill, USMC (Ret.)
Board Member
American Battlefield Trust

For my fellow veterans as well as those men and women in uniform currently serving, we would be grateful if you would take a moment to tell us about your service in our brief Veterans Survey. Any information you provide will be kept confidential.

American Battlefield Trust

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Slingshot 321

Slingshot 321

Slingshot 321 with the printers and will appear shortly.

Here is a list of the contents:

Guardroom
The debate continues on Egyptian chronology whilst readers examine How Hard does a Horse Hit and Wargaming War Wagons from Issue 320.

Procopian Warfare
Roy Boss examines the armies and fighting styles of the era of Justinian to see if there is a commonality.

A Different Take on Taginae
Chris Hahn wargames the small but important pre-battle skirmish in which a body of Gothic cavalry attempted to force a passage through Roman infantry to the Roman rear. The article is accompanied by diagrams giving an overview of the main battle itself.

Fun Fighting Fives at Falkirk
David Knight plays Roman-Pictish skirmishes at Big Roman Day at Falkirk against 5-year-olds - and gets trounced by one of them!

Argentoratum, AD 357
Patrick Waterson examines the battle between Julian and Chnodomar of the Alamans to see how well-merited Julian's reputation for generalship really was.

The Society Championship Needs You
Denis Grey describes how the Society's annual Championship works.

Slingshot Figures Reviews
28mm Carroballista by Warbases, 28mm Late Medievals and 15mm Parthians by Irregular Miniatures

Slingshot Book Reviews
Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire
The Komnene Dynasty
Triumph! Ruleset

Slingshot

Some New Odds & Ends from Pendraken Miniatures

While we're working on Kickstarter, not-Kickstarters, BKC-IV and more, we've still found a bit of time to tick off some of our Top 10 Requests!  This month we've had the designer working on a few revamps and requests so we'll have these moulded and ready to release soon.

First up we've got a couple of Marlburian revamps.  The current command, artillery crew and cuirassiers are older sculpts than the rest of the range so they've needed a bit of upgrading for a while now.  These new ones are much better sculpts and will match in with the other infantry/cavalry a lot better.

Command x 3 / Artillery crew x 4

Command x 3 / Artillery crew x 4

Austrian Cuirassiers x 4

Austrian Cuirassiers x 4

Next up we've got number 9 on the Top 10 requested items, with a new Vietnam radio op figure, along with a forward observer and medic to go with him!

Vietnam FOO / RTO / Medic

Vietnam FOO / RTO / Medic

And finally, number 5 on the Top 10 requested items is Pirates!  These are a bit of an experiment to see how much demand there is, as we know that a lot of people have asked about these over the years.  We've tried to do them so that they'll fit into any slave revolt / mutiny scenarios as well, to give them a bit of broader appeal.

Pirates x 6

Pirates x 6

We'll get these into some moulds and should have them ready for release in the New Year.

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