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Friday, 17 August 2018

Wargames Illustrated 370, August 2018

Wargames Illustrated 370, August 2018

OBSERVATION POST
We take a look at what’s new and forthcoming in our hobby.

THEME: “TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI”
We begin our America at War theme content with the United States’ first military intervention in North Africa. Pete Brown takes up the story….

DESIGNER’S NOTES: DRACULA’S AMERICA, FORBIDDEN POWERS
Jonathan Haythornthwaite, author of the top selling Dracula’s America rulebooks, talks about the latest volume in this Weird Wild West series.

THEME: THE DRAGON’S CHOICE
As part of this month’s theme, Dave Tuck and Malc Johnston take a look at the brave men of the United States Marine Corps, in a famous action at the turn of the 20th Century, during the Boxer Rebellion

CRETE 1941 – PART 1
James Morris shares his latest project; gaming Crete 1941. In this first of two articles he tells us why and how the game came together.

THEME: WHO’S CIVIL WAR IS THIS ANYWAY?
Neil Smith discusses the brave men and their regiments who were not American by birth, but fought for their adopted nation, Union or Confederacy, in the Civil War.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: STRONTIUM DOG
We took a trip to Warlord Games to meet up with top rules author Andy Chambers and take a journey into the Badlands with the Strontium Dogs.

THEME: THE LAST BATTLE
As part of our America at War theme, Pete Brown looks at the last battle of World War One, which involved U.S. ‘Doughboys’ in a tragic assault against the German held French town of Stenay.

WARGAMING WITH PLASTIC SOLDIERS – PART 1
Rupert Mitchell presents the first in a two-part overview aimed at gamers interested in exploring a new scale, a new material, a new era or a combination of these – 1/72 scale plastic.

THEME: AS DESPERATE A VENTURE
Steve Blease takes us through one of the first major actions undertaken by American troops during World War Two.

MODELLING: MDF TERRAIN, DETAILING, WEATHERING AND MORE
Gary Faulkner returns with the final part of his series on painting those MDF items we all buy, then worry about painting!.

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