What a megamix of topics we’ve got for you in Wargames Illustrated this month!
Every so often we break with our theme tradition and go with what, in-house, we call a smorgasbord of articles. This approach means we get to take in the widest possible sweep of what our hobby can offer.
We begin our feature articles in North Africa, with a look at the Desert Raid expansion to 02 Hundred Hours – the World War Two night raiding game. Over the next 80 pages, we take you on a journey from Alessia in ancient Gaul, to the recent Historicon convention in Pennsylvania, via 1066, the English Civil War, terrain building, fantastical Greek triremes, and more. As I say, a real smorgasbord of subjects.
I hope you enjoy this month’s tasty topics.
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This month’s venture into the land of new releases tours some new WWI options in plastic and printed resin, a book for the same conflict, and more.
Dom Sore’s here to show off the more esoteric new releases in the wargaming world.
Short, quick-read posts from Wi readers about their hobby projects, notes, news, and observations.
DESERT RAIDS IN THE DARK
02 Hundred Hours’ next expansion – Desert Raid – takes the game to previously unexplored territory with night raids in the desert. James interviews the game’s designer, Grey for Now’s owner Graham Davey, to find out all about it.
ALESIA: CAESAR’S GREATEST VICTORY
A photo-heavy look at a Swordpoint game featuring an impressive model of the Alesia siegeworks.
HOW DID I MISS…
TEST OF HONOUR
James takes on Test of Honour’s designer Graham Davey in his semi-regular ‘How did I miss …’ series.
“A VERY FIERCE AND HOT DISPUTE” PART ONE
The man behind Bloody Miniatures, Richard Lloyd, presents the first part of a two-part article about a little-known English Civil War battle he has extensively researched.
1066 AND ALL THAT
Jim Graham looks at how we can wargame the battles of 11th-Century England.
Wargames Illustrated Editor Dan takes a trip across town to chat with Robin Dews and John Stallard about their new book, Talking Miniatures … or how the Lincoln Model Railway and Wargaming Society changed the world.
Dom Sore dissects the new Bolt Action Campaign book.
SCRATCH-BUILDING TERRAIN FOR THE DOOMED
In the final part of Ana Polanšćak’s The Doomed trilogy, she makes some fantastic hand-crafted terrain, suitable for many games or genres.
PATRON CLASS TRIREMES
Ricard Fortun revisits Thalassa’s ancient naval battles with rules for a new ship class that brings the divine powers to the tabletop.
Collin Farrant tells the tale of a collaborative project to build a Salute gaming board recreating the attack on the US Embassy in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Our man in Pennsylvania, Dave Taylor, joins the throng at Historicon, and reports from this massive US convention.