Welcome back to WI Bite-size – this is the second of our mini PDF magazines aimed at keeping our subscribers well-fed with wargaming reading material during the lockdown – whilst the print magazine is mothballed.
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We’re back with more of your lockdown observations, tips, projects and general Bite-size banter. Let’s take a look at what your fellow wargamers have been up to over the last week…
WARGAMING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
We continue our series by hearing from the man who is the League of Augsburg and Warfare Miniatures, Barry Hilton.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: STALINGRAD
Following the recent release of the Bolt Action Campaign: Stalingrad book we spoke to the author Alexander Smith and asked him to tell us about his design philosophy behind the book.
NOT APPEARING AT SALUTE 2020
In our continuing series of articles on games that were scheduled for, but didn’t appear, at Salute 2020, we catch up with Gary Williams, author of Wellington at Bay, who had an excellent (and little know) Napoleonic battle-ready for presentation at the show.
IF YOU BUILD IT …
Dean Emmerson shares his wisdom on running ‘club invitational’ games at conventions. What are they? Why should your convention/show run one and how do you coordinate the efforts of those involved.
HOW TO … BUILD A WATCHTOWER
Following on from his ‘How To…’ for building a command post (WI389), Paul Davies returns to the subject of the Paraguayan War 1864 – 1870 to show us how to build a watchtower (which could actually be used for several different periods!).
LORDS OF THE ISLES
Chris Peers follows up his article on medieval wargaming in Western Scotland (WI386) by providing background and a complete campaign setting for more highland warrior action.
THE WARGAMES WIDOW MAKES:
COCONUT TWIG TREES
In the second in our series of articles from the Wargames Widow, we embrace the creation of trees from, er, parts of trees, and horses, with a little spray paint…
ON THE BOOKSHELF
Neil Smith brings us a weekly slice of book previews and reviews, with a focus on what will appeal to the wargamer.
SOLO COLONIAL II
Following on from Mark Elwen’s Solo Colonial article resurrected in WI Bite-size #1, we have three more 19th Century scenarios for you this week.
HOT TIME IN LIGNY
Using modified SHAKO rules, habitual solo wargamer Chris Hahn offers us an interpretation of the battle fought on 16 June 1815, between Napoleon’s French and Blücher’s Prussians, two days before Waterloo.
THE WHAT IFS ABOUND
Having been inspired by the clan combat in our Lord of the Isles article, we dug around in the archive for something with a similar theme. What follows is an article first published in WI296, June 2012 in which Dr Andrew Bamford (now series editor for From Reason to Revolution, Helion Books) looks at options for wargaming the Jacobite invasion of England in 1745.
A BOXER SUMMER
Following on from If you build it earlier in this magazine, we take a look at one of the ‘club invitational’ games presented at the Huzzah Wargames Convention. Dean Emmerson talks to Andy Niven who worked with members of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association (MHWA) on their 2012 Boxer Rebellion club invitational game.