I’ve just finished reading through this months Wargames Illustrated and thought I’d offer a quick synopses of the articles included.
Second Ypres – 6 page article with three pages of history and three pages of wargaming interspersed with glorious maps, interesting short history sidebars, and related war-games photos.
Defending the Reich – 2 page overview of the new Flames of War Nachtjaeger supplement.
A Largely Unknown Corner of a Foreign Field – 6 page WW1 article about German South West Africa. 3 pages of historical overview leading to a scenario I believe based around Sandfontein using the Setting the East Ablaze rules from Partizan Press.
The Disinherited – 6 page article about assembling and painting a retinue for the Lion Rampant rules from Osprey.
Greyhounds Against Wolves – 6 page article about the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24th January 1915. A nice historical overview with notes about wargaming the action.
Infra-Red Night Hunters – Another 4 page article covering the Flames of War Nachjaeger supplement – this time addressing the night fighting rules
Painting 1915 – a great 8 page reference article about painting most of the major infantry types from 1915 with lots of step by step painting notes.
They Don’t Like it Up ‘Em – 4 page interview commentary with the authors of the Blood on the Nile supplement for Black Powder.
But Not a Man Was Lost – 8 page article about the Allied evacuation from Gallipoli in 2015.
Americas First Vietnam – substantial 12 page article about the American wars in the Philippines 1899 to 1913. A lot of history with relevant photos as well as wargames scenarios.
The Battle of Long Tan – 6 page article about the Vietnam Battle of Long Tan between the 1st Australian Task Force and the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces.
Prowling Panthers – a 2 page modelling info-advert for the Battlefront Panther/Jagdpanther models for the Nachtjaeger supplement…
The Battle of Dresden 1813 – 2 page intro with 8 page photo spread of a massive game hosted at Fall-In 2014. Full of lots of glorious pictures.
How to Make Wagon from Lolly Sticks – 2 page modelling article about making wooden wagons.
Warfare 2014 – 6 page coverage of the 2014 Warfare show with many photos of the games on display. (Includes our SAD Battle of Cremona though with the wrong date – ah well)
Introducing Bluecher – 4 page introduction to Sam Mustafas new Napoleonic rules in his Honour series called Bluecher. (Once I work out how to type in umlauts I’ll fix the spelling correctly).
A Celtic Tragedy – A 2 page chatty article by Barry Hilton about improbability within war-games.
All in all a fairly broad range of articles although I could help but notice the push on the Nachtjaeger supplement, though this wasn’t as blatant and heavy-handed as previous editions have been in pushing their sponsors products.