There’s nothing better than seeing ranks of red coated/painted soldiers marching across the wargames table. But then I’m biased, not because I’m British, but because I spend a large part of my working life photographing miniatures and red ones always look the best through the viewfinder!
You will be seeing red quite a bit in this month’s magazine, our theme is The Iron Duke. Old Nosey himself, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, and his troops tended to be clothed in varying shades of rouge, making me a happy photographer.
We have five theme articles for you in this issue which follow the adventures of the Iron Duke, in the Indian sub-continent, the Iberian Peninsula and the fields of Waterloo. Several wargaming Wellingtonians have joined us on this journey, to share their wisdom on the Duke, both on and off the tabletop.
Outside of our theme content we have a great article by the author of the latest Warlord Games Campaign Book Battle of the Bulge in which he talks us through the whole process of putting a wargaming supplement together. I urge you to read it whether you are a Bolt Action player or not.
Another highlight for me in this issue was learning about the 1134 Battle of Foteviken, an inter-Scandinavian conflict which I knew nothing about and missed when it was beautifully presented in tabletop fashion at last year’s Salute. The Viking fleet and water boards used in the game were particularly eye catching, which is why we got Jan (the guy who made them) to tell us more in Foteviken’s sister article on page 82.
Happy reading, and gaming.
Dan Faulconbridge – Editor.