This is it, you are reading the last issue of Wi Bite-size. When we temporarily mothballed production of the print magazine back in April we went into production with Wi Bite-size and since then we’ve produced six issues with 450 pages of content. Now, as the lockdown around the globe eases, it’s time to mothball Bite-size and look towards the return of the print magazine with Wi391, July 2020. Here’s your handy and (hopefully!) ultra-clear guide to where we go from here –
• There will be no more issues of Wi Bite-size.
• Wi391, cover date July 2020, will be despatched to subscribers around 20 June 2020. • Wi391 will be in hobby stores from around 20 June 2020.
• Wi391 will be in WH Smith stores in the UK from 30 June 2020.
• Wi391 will be available to Prime Subscribers from 20 June 2020.
• Print Subscribers – your temporary membership of Wi Prime will end on 1 June 2020. Don’t forget your print subscription has been frozen since April – you will still receive all the print magazines you paid for – Wi Bite- size was a bonus, not a replacement.
• Prime Members – we will begin publication of Primetime and re-instate the North Star monthly £5 off voucher and Win Wednesday from Friday 29 June 2020.
Print and Prime members can purchase this issue for free by signing into their account. If you are a print subscriber who DID NOT subscribe through our website please read this for more information on how to access Bite-Size.
One last catch up on what your fellow wargamers have been up to in lockdown.
WARGAMING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS ……..
For our final edition of WittoC we hear from the Editor of this august organ about what it’s been like running Wargames Illustrated Ltd whilst in lockdown.
NOT APPEARING AT SALUTE 2020
Simon Stokes of the Naval Wargames Society tells us about their planned Salute 2020 game, which was designed to see SAGA taking to the waves.
ON THE BOOK SHELF
Neil Smith takes a look at recent book releases that will be of interest to the wargamer.
OFF THE BOOK SHELF
Neil returns with an interesting tale about the trials and tribulations facing the modern day book reviewer.
HELP IMPROVE WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
AND WIN PRIZES!
Your attention please, your attention please! We are looking for your help in improving
Wargames Illustrated Print and Prime. We would like as many Print Subscribers and Prime Members as possible to fill out a 15 question (tick box) online survey regarding your thoughts on Wi.
Everyone who fills out the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a set of Giants in Miniature 28mm figures. The top prize winner will receive ten figures, the second will win nine figures, the third eight figures and so on, down to the tenth ‘out of the hat’ who will win one figure.
A QUICK GUIDE TO TAKING
CAMERA PHONE PHOTOS
Editor Dan shares his experience in taking photos using the ‘camera in your pocket’.
Going wargames withdrawal stir crazy in lockdown, Charles Huthwaite turned to the much heralded ‘Zoom’ as a means to an end for getting some gaming action. Here he shares some tips for remote gaming and tells us how his forces faired on the North West Frontier.
INTO THE VAULT
This week we have three articles and a letter for you from The Wargames Illustrated Vault, taking in some of the quirkier features from Wi over the years.
A HEAVY DUTY WARGAMES TABLE
You probably didn’t know you had the basis of a wargames table in your spare room, did you? With the help of a few sheets and planks of wood Dave Lockwood show us how to convert a spare bed into a stable wargames table.
As most soldiers spend the vast majority of their time not engaged in combat, in this article from March 1996, R. James Oliver presents some ideas for wargaming everything other than big battles
JOHN RUDDLE’S WARGAMES GARDEN
Back in 1988 the then editor of Wargames Illustrated, Duncan Macfarlane, paid a visit to the ‘Wargames Garden’ of John Ruddle. In this trip down memory lane we take a photographic tour of this unique gaming setting.
A READER’S LETTER 1992
“We’re doomed Captain Mainwaring, doomed”. The future of wargaming is dead – as pointed out in this reader’s letter of February 1992.