ORIGINS OF THE HUNS
We begin our theme content with a look at exactly who the Huns were, where they came from, and the mark they left on military history and wargaming.
JAPANESE! I HAVE A FEW IDEAS FOR THOSE
Flames Of War writer Wayne Turner presents some thoughts on using the Early War Japanese in actions outside of the Nomonhan/Khalkin Gol conflict – covered in the Rising Sun Intellegence Handbook.
WAR TACTICS OF THE HUNS
Society of Ancients President Roy Boss takes a detailed look at the battle tactics of the Huns and presents a case for a re-think of the traditional view of how they operated in combat.
WAR OF CATASTROPHE AND INDEPENDENCE
In 1948, the State of Israel declared its independence, and immediately had to start fighting to keep it. Rob Wubbenhorst recounts the air battles that were fought between the fledgling IAF and the REAF in those early days, and provides a rules and a scenario for Check Your 6!
THE BATTLE OF CHÂLONS 450AD
The Battle of Châlons was the high watermark for Attila and the Hunnic Empire. Rules writer and Châlons expert Simon MacDowell reveals how close Attila came to changing the course of history, and presents the battle as a wargame.
INCIDENT AT LAKE KHASAN
Between May and September 1939 the Soviets fought an undeclared border war with Japanese forces in Manchuria, which would become known as the Battles of Khalkhin Gol or the Nomonhan Incident. However, this clash had been preceded by another battle in 1938 around Lake Khasan. The Lake Khasan battles present a number of scenarios that can be used to create interesting, challenging and fun gaming opportunities.
HUNS ON THE TABLETOP
Seasoned gamer Perry Grey makes some suggestions for how to use the Huns and their allies and enemies in a wargame.
If you were at Salute 2013 you couldn’t fail to notice the Essex Gamesters’ massive Waterloo 1815 game. In this article we take a tour of the table, with the Emperor Napoleon as our guide!
DAY OF THE HUNS
We conclude our theme content with an outsider’s look at the Society of Ancients Chalons Battleday.
James Brown and Mark Hazell provide us with a guide to painting WWII Japanese; infantry, armour and flags.
EVOLUTION OF THE TANK: TANK PORN!
Battlefront Miniatures’ Senior Sculptor Evan Allen has quite possibly had a hand in the creation of more miniature tanks than anyone else alive. We asked him for his recommendations for the best “tank porn” for all you treadheads out there.
We visited one of the largest wargaming conventions in the US, and despite its preponderance of fantasy and sci-fi gaming, we were excited by the large amount of historical gaming going on.
SALUTE PAINTING COMPETITION
The winners and runners-up from the 2013 Salute painting competition.
FIGHTING TALK!: BITTER EXPERIENCE
WI regular and game designer Barry Hilton kicks off our new, regular column by talking about the inaccuracies of assigning post-battle glory to pre-battle regiments in the form of enhanced morale.