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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Miniature Wargames 406, February 2017

Miniature Wargames 406, February 2016

Issue 406 of Miniature Wargames is out very soon – it's off to the printers as I type. What treasures does it hold?

FORWARD OBSERVER
A sit-rep for (mostly) historical wargaming. This month features releases by Warlord, Deepcut Studios and Victrix along with news about upcoming shows.

SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE
Who will rid me of this turbulent priest? Conrad Kinch offers us an introduction piece with a scenario set in The Very British Civil War (and the 1938 March on Canterbury!) using some Memoir '44 mechanics. One scenario is included with the concluding scenarios next month…

WARGAMING MY WAY
Jason Weiser tells us about the hobby as he sees it in this occasional column looking at what motivates us as hobbyists.

DARK SIDE
Take a journey to the dark side with George Anderson as he presents some new Dark Age raiding scenarios for Dux Britanniarum. Photography Kevin Dallimore

FIREFIGHT
The first of a two-part article with rules for small unit actions in the modern era. Stephen Jones covers infantry actions leaving vehicles to part two in next months issue.

PROBLEMS AT THE POT BANK
In a revisit of an article penned three decades ago, based around a real life WWII engagement, Robin Miles runs us through a scenario transported from Italy to the Eastern front using Rapid Fire rules.

DARKER HORIZONS
This month has the following pieces:

DARKER HORIZONS

Fantasy Facts with the monthly roundup of what's new in non-historical gaming; News and reviews from Wargames Terrain Workshop; Mierce Miniatures, Brigade Models; Warlord; Crooked Dice; Modiphius and Pigeon Guard Games.

Battletech: Alpha Strike. Joe McCullough tells us what he likes about Battletech and why we should love it! Pictures by Ashley Pollard.

Copying the Copycats. Jamie Gordon gives a guide to how and why we should be and take inspiration from TV and Hollywood

Painting Toy Tanks Redux: The Editor paints some more SF tanks (Brigade Models and Darkest Star) using stencils by Anarchy and spray cans.

CHICAGO WAY
Brian Cameron gives us a Tongs and Gambino's ruck: a game with mafia and Chinese gangs as they fight it out in Chicago in a scenario for this popular rule system.

RECCE
What to read and why for wargamers. This month covers: The First British Army; Guns Of The Elite Forces; Congo!; Much Embarrassed – Civil War Intelligence And The Gettysburg Campaign; The Iran-Iraq War, Volume One; The Battle Of The Bulge Vol1: The Failure Of The Final Blitzkrieg; The Battle Of Montgomery, 1644; and Deborah, And The War Of The Tanks, 1917.

STAR ARCHITECTURE
Niall Barr builds a Vauban Fort in foamcore and card and offers advice about how you can do the same.

WARGAMES WIDOW
Making the most of what one has with a little terrain renewal. Diane Sutherland takes us on a journey fixing up and ‘re-purposing' older terrain boards from The Wargamer's basement.

CLUB SPOTLIGHT
The Sheffield Wargames Society introduce us all to their history and why – if you live in the area – you might want to join this vibrant club.

CLUB DIRECTORY
Find a club in your vicinity and add your club for free!

John Treadaway
Editor of Miniature Wargames

Miniature Wargames