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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wargames Illustrated 356, June 2017

Wargames Illustrated 356, June 2017

Our theme for WI356 is The Dark Continent, and we present six articles that feature wargaming in Africa. These include a look at the new Death in the Dark Continent rulebook, new Adventures for Congo, a look at African terrain and modelling, the Perry Napoleon in Egypt collection, and a Tale of Four Armies in which a group of gamers tell us about their projects to put together forces for Death in the Dark Continent.

OBSERVATION POST
More products that have come our way or caught our eye, including our ‘Spotted at…’ show feature, which this time looks at items from the Cold Wars convention.

THEME: WHY I LOVE DEATH IN THE DARK CONTINENT
James Morris shares with us a personal view on these colonial era rules and why they’ve proven to be so popular with himself and his friends.

LAND OF THE LOST CONTENT
One of the joys of the Very British Civil War concept is the ability to set your games in your local area. David Bickley has done just that, researching the reality of his local history so he can ‘bend’ it to games set in an alternate history 1930s.

THEME: A DAY OF NEW ADVENTURES
Following on from our successful Congo Day earlier this year, we present two exclusive adventures (written for us by Congo author Alex Buchel), that can be used in a similar campaign to that which our players embarked upon.

RULES SHOWCASE: EXTERMINATE!
Across all of Time and Space, war rages and the innocent suffer. We need a few good men, or perhaps just one Timelord and his companions. It’s a Time for Heroes, it’s the time of The Doctor….

THEME: A TALE OF THREE ARMIES
We gave three gamers the chance to create their own forces for the updated Death in the Dark Continent rules. Here’s what they came up with.

SAMURAI CAMPAIGNS
Inspired by last month’s theme, David Bickley presents some ideas on running your own campaign with all those figures you’ve recently bought.

THEME: MODELLING IDEAS – AFRICAN TERRAIN
Chris Peers shares some ideas on how to make your games set in the Dark Continent actually look like the Dark Continent.

TO KILL A KING
Charles Singleton presents us with some of the influences behind his supplement for Warlord’s Pike and Shotte rules and the process which led to the creation of the end product.

THEME: MAKING A TEMBE
Nick Buxey takes us through the methods he used to create a fortified structure found in 18th and 19th Century Africa.

SEARCH FOR Z
Nick Buxey returns to the Amazon, this time centring his Congo inspired adventures around the exploits of Percival Harrison Fawcett, British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, explorer and subject of the Hollywood blockbuster The Lost City of Z.

THEME: BATTLE FOR EGYPT 1801
A pictorial account of the British invasion of Egypt during the Napoleonic Wars, aimed at ousting the French Armee D’Orient, as re-created by Alan Perry.

RULES SHOWCASE: AETIUS AND ARTHUR
After several playthroughs, what does SAGA aficionado Dom Sore make of this latest supplement?

PAINTING ARMOUR
Simon Bradley presents hints and tips to make the best of your armoured warriors.

CLUB FOCUS: BOSCOMBE DOWN & AMESBURY WARGAMES CLUB
Our latest article in this series focuses on a UK based club with links to the military.

FIGHTING TALK: REGRETS
Mark Shearwood has had a few. And we bet you have too.


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