Prussians, Prussians everywhere: on the new plastic frame from Perry Miniatures (page 50), invading England (page 60), fighting communism (page 78), and indeed lots of other locations thanks to our Prussia at War intro article on page 32. Most importantly, there are Prussians on the cover of this magazine* in the form of Black Powder Epic Waterloo Prussians, courtesy of Warlord Games. You can find out how to paint these swiftly (page 44) or smartly (page 68) via our handy guides.
Away from Prussia, and the content of this magazine in general, I would just like to take a moment to brag about the fact that Wargames Illustrated magazine has been shortlisted for the UK National Magazine Awards! By the time you read this, the award ceremony will have taken place at a swanky hotel in London, and I will either have already been showing off about winning or been suspiciously quiet about not. We are up for an award in the Specialist Magazine category, competing against Airfix Magazine and Motorcycle News. Wish us luck!
Happy reading and rolling.
Owner and Editor
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Dom Sore’s back and casting a light on various new and upcoming releases you can add to your collection of gaming goodies.
FULL PAPER JACKET
Neil Smith cracks the spines of a selection of recently released and wargamer friendly history books.
PRUSSIA AT WAR
Neil Smtih is back introducing this month’s theme by taking us on a brief tour of the rise of the Prussian Empire and its wargaming potential.
BEYOND THE EMPIRE
Chris Swan explains how his Beyond the Empire rules encompass the many conflicts fought in Central Asia immediately after WWI.
FRAME FOCUS – QUICK FIX PRUSSIANS
Warlord Games’ Alister Daire shares how he got his Prussian plastics tabletop ready with minimal effort.
Editor Dan takes on Game Designer Gabrio using a scenario and new rules from Hold Fast! the first supplement for Black Seas.
RUSSIAN AND PRUSSIAN NAPOLEON CAVALRY
Wargames Illustrated visited Alan Perry to find out about his latest plastic project, Napoleonic Prussian and Russian Dragoons and Jägers.
NEPTUNE AND MARS GO TO WAR
Following on from last issue’s combined operations theme and his article on the expedition warfare of the Sea Peoples, Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray casts his gaze over the conquests of Alexander and the Roman Empire.
THE PRUSSIANS ARE COMING
Michael Perry’s latest gaming project sees a Prussian army, buoyed by their success in the Franco-Prussian War, set their sights on England’s green and pleasant land.
HOW TO …
BUILD A POST MILL
Paul Davies shows us how to build a small scale post mill usable across various periods.
Wi Painter Callum painted a spectacular looking Epic Battles: Waterloo Prussian Brigade Commander; he explains some of his advanced techniques.
THE MISADVENTURES OF DOMNAL BRECC
Game Designer Daniel Mersey looks at a feckless Dark Age warlord and the challenge of gaming with underachieving generals.
END OF THE PRUSSIAN EMPIRE
Jim Graham looks at the part the veteran Friekorps played during the war in Latvia and the Prussian Empire’s last adventure in the East.
FALKLANDS WAR ANNIVERSARY – PAINTING THE COMBATANTS
In this first part of our Falklands trilogy, Wi Painter Marc shows how he brought the combatants to life with his fine brushwork.