Friday, 23 December 2016
Wargames Illustrated 351, January 2017
Our theme this month is Extreme Battlefields, and we have five articles that look at wargaming in extreme conditions. From the 50mph fog of the Aleutian Islands campaign in World War Two, and the Korean War Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, via making sewer systems, to Verdun in World War One – an article which looks at this spectacular model of Fort Vaux a French stronghold which saw extreme action during a German assault of 1916.
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.