17 Sept 2018

Wargames Illustrated 371, September 2018

Wargames Illustrated 371, September 2018

Observation Post

A special look at what we ‘Spotted At’ Historicon 2018.

Theme: Carry on Campaigning

Pete Brown is back, with some thoughts on running a Wargames campaign.

Designer’s Notes: 7tv Apocalypse

Co-author and Sub-Editor Wayne shares some of the decisions and ideas behind this stand-alone rules system coming soon from Crooked Dice Game Design Studio.

Theme: The Diamonds of Elias Skull

Joe McCullough presents an exclusive mini-campaign for his Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.

Crete 1941 - Part Two

Following on from last month’s introduction, James Morris offers four scenarios for gaming during the World War Two Battle for Crete.

Theme: Computer Campaigning

Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray shares some thoughts on the running of campaigns and realities of campaign gaming using computers.

Designer’s Showcase: Black Powder II

Rick Priestley explains the main changes made to this extremely popular games system and the upcoming re-vamp.

Theme: Campaigning the Perry Way

Alan Perry takes us through a typical Perry Campaign Season, taking in two different campaigns played with his chums.

La Gorgue Airfield

Having won an award at Partizan 2018 for Best Demo Game, we caught up with Dave Andrews and Aly Morrison to find out more about this game.

Theme: Seelowe!

Pete Brown discusses how to use works of fiction as a framework for your campaigns. He uses ‘Operation Sealion’ (a wargaming classic!) as an example.

The Flashing Knobs

“Liston very carefully I shall say zis only once” - Mike Wilkins introduces us to his quirky Bolt Action tournament force.

Reimagining the Crusades - Part Two: Formations

Dr. Steve Tibble continues this fascinating series with a look at Crusade battle formations and how they could be applied on the tabletop.

Keep The Home Fires Burning - Black Powder For WWI

David Bickley shares his thoughts on how he went about adapting the Black Powder rules for the Great War in 1914.

Show Report: Historicon 2018

Our man in the States, Dave Taylor, takes us on a tour of some of the best tables at this massive US convention.

Virai: The Dronescourge

Just who or what are the Virai, and why is their presence in the Gates of Antares universe such a potential game changer? Nick Simmerson takes a closer look.

Wargaming With Plastic Soldiers Part 2 – 1/32nd

Rupert Mitchell presents the second part of his article on gaming with plastic soldiers, this time looking at what’s out there for the 54mm gamer.

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