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Monday, 31 July 2017

Wargames Illustrated 358, August 2017

Wargames Illustrated 358, July 2017

The release of the new Christopher Nolan epic war movie Dunkirk gave us a great excuse to examine this World War Two episode in the theme of the latest issue of Wargames Illustrated.


Four of our articles in the August issue focus on or around the evacuation of British Troops from the French beaches in 1940. We explore the gaming potential of the German advance on Dunkirk and the Allied resistance. In a fifth article, Figure Spotlight, we take the fighting over the English Channel and see what figures are available for the German invasion of Britain.

OBSERVATION POST
New and upcoming releases in the wargames world.

THEME: THE DUNKIRK RACES
Our introduction to this month’s theme, with a focus on the forces involved.

BROKEN LEGIONS: THE CTHULHU CAMPAIGNS
Exclusive content from Mark Latham which blends his Broken Legions rules with another of his offerings from Osprey.

THEME: BATTLE ON THE ESCAUT: KEEPING DISASTER AT BAY
A look at events during the invasion of France 1940, with some thoughts on gaming one of the initial battles.

FIGHTING TALK: BUILDING BETTER SCENARIOS
Jay White shares some of his experiences and ideas for creating scenarios.

THEME: FIGHTING DUNKIRK USING BOLT ACTION
Dom Sore has some expert advice for gamers looking to recreate the actions, before, during and after the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940, using Bolt Action.

HOW TO… BUILD A EUROPEAN FARM
Paul Davies takes his inspiration from La Haye Sainte to show us how to make a tabletop farmhouse.

THEME: THE CASSEL REARGUARD
Two scenarios, centred around our theme, which present players with the opportunity to turn the tide in the battle for France.

A LARGER LION RAMPANT
Dave Tuck and Malc Johnston present their ideas for moving Lion Rampant from skirmish to mass battle level. Incorporating sieges along the way.

“LOCK THE DOOR LARISTON”
Model maker Nick Buxey shares some ideas for constructing the sort of building found on the English-Scottish border..

SHOW REPORT: LEGIONARY
A little show with big fans, we take a look around Legionary 2017.

LOST GIANTS OF THE CONGO
When scientists from the Societé Géographiqué discover a ‘lost’ plateau in Africa, a new ‘adventure’ awaits for players of Congo.

MAKING FORT MOSQUITO
We take a look at this top award winning game from Salute 2017 .

FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: BEYOND DUNKIRK
Our figure spotlight this month focuses on the range of figures available for fighting the ‘what if’ German invasion of Britain 1940 (AKA Operation Sea Lion).

Base, We Have A Problem
How to base your figures for both single and multi-based games.

THE WARS OF JAMES II PART 1
Simon MacDowall begins a series of articles extolling the virtues of gaming during the reign of James II of England, VII of Scotland.

MOVING PERRY CRUSADERS TOWARDS THE THIRD CRUSADE
Inspired by last month’s theme, Shawn Welte provides some great ideas for converting ‘early’ Perry crusader figures into ‘late’.

RULES SHOWCASE: BLOOD AND PLUNDER
Hoist the Jolly Roger and prepare to set sail in this Rules Showcase for the new Pirate skirmish wargame from Firelock Games.

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