Friday, 30 September 2016
Wargames Illustrated 348, October 2016
This month's theme is Warrior Women – Wargaming with Female Fighters.
THEME: THE BEATIFIED WARRIOR
Probably the most famous female warrior in European history, Neil Smith looks at the wargaming opportunities for the campaigns of Joan of Arc.
EIGHT VCS BEFORE BREAKFAST
Inspired by last month’s theme Jim Graham provides us with an account and scenario for the 1918 Zeebrugge Raid.
THEME: THE DREVLIAN SOLUTION
Olga of Kiev was not only a powerful leader in Medieval Ukraine but also went on to be granted Sainthood. The Gripping Beast team present a SAGA-based look at one of her most famous moments.
BRITISH IN WORLD WAR III
The British are coming to Team Yankee! The Battlefront Studio team explain their role in the game and what models are going to be available.
THEME: WARGAMING’S OWN WARRIOR WOMAN
We talk to Annie Norman of Bad Squiddo Games about her ongoing quest to bring Believable Female Miniatures to the tabletop and life working in a male dominated hobby.
RULES SHOWCASE: SWORDPOINT
Tired of skirmishing with tiny warbands? Ready to (re)enter the world of massed battles? Then these new rules from Gripping Beast are what you need!
THEME: EN AVANT! MARIA THERESA VIVANT!
Austrian queen Maria Theresa’s armies are explored, with added notes upon how they can be formed for battle upon the tabletop.
HOW TO MAKE… 15MM RUINED BUILDINGS
Paul Davies brings us hints, tips and guidelines to help us to create simple buildings to populate our tabletop.
THEME: A LAS BARRICADAS!
Jim Graham shines the spotlight on the vital role played by female militia soldiers in the Spanish Civil War during 1936-37.
SAGA IRON MAN DAY
A small taste of one of our recent WI events, based upon the thoughts of a number of the attendees.
PROJECT SHOWCASE: WINTER WAR
The story of the genesis of the game created by Loughton Strike Force for Salute 2016.
THEME: GO WEST!
Author Dan Mersey presents some thoughts, rules and army lists to take The Men Who Would Be Kings onto the plains of 19th Century America.
SHOW REPORT: HISORICON 2016
Our annual round up of the largest wargames convention in the USA.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: TAKING ON EMPEROR MENELIK
Last month’s Battle of Adwa article featured photos of James Morris’s collection of Ethiopians and Italians. As befits an issue themed around blunders, we made errors in captioning. So, James very kindly agreed to discuss which figures he actually used for the campaign.
LOST WORLDS AND WILD ADVENTURES
David Wise presents a new setting for In Her Majesty’s Name, exploring a world of literature and cinema which is full of stalwart heroes and vile villains.
READY FOR SOME KONFLIKT?
A round up of what is available for the impatient gamer entering the alternate Weird War Two world of Konflikt ’47.