LAST POST FOR THE TOY SOLDIER GENERAL
Close friends of Don Featherstone, Chris Scott and Duke Siefried, pay tribute to the Godfather of Wargaming, who sadly passed away in September.
AH, LES BRAVES GENS
Franco-Prussian War advocate Gerard Miller introduces us the this month’s theme and tells us a little about FPW weapons, tactics, uniforms and ‘what ifs?’
DESERT DUST UP
Battlefront Studio teamsters Chris and Casey get their brand new Arab-Israeli War: Fate of a Nation tanks on the table and talk us through their first battle.
The fine members of the Grimsby Wargames Society were only too happy to share their marvellous Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Wörth table with us, and talk us through the background and refight of this early FPW clash.
THE MAKING OF THE ALAMO
Last month (WI312) we introduced you to Gri ngo 40’s wonderful Alamo table. This month David Marshall of TM Terrain tells us how he built it.
BIG BATTLE, BIG GAME
Few people do games bigger than David Marks; three tables – with a total area of 380 square feet – formed the battlefield for his 28mm Black Powder refight of the Battle of Gravelotte-St Privat. Here David tells us how he went about planning and executing the battle.
BACK TO THE USSR
One of the most popular Flames Of War books is the Red Bear compilation. It includes all of the game’s Late-war Allied forces on the Eastern Front, such as the Soviets, Romanians, and a Polish Warsaw Uprising force. The armies within cover all of the current forces from 1944, a pivotal year on the Eastern Front. With the pending release of Desperate Measures, a book about the Soviet and German tank battles in early 1945, and a reprint scheduled for Red Bear, the Battlefront Studio guys realised this was a unique moment in time. “These two books represent all of our published material on Late-war Soviet forces, and so we had a unique opportunity to update the popular Red Bear and also address some of the excellent feedback coming from players across the globe”. In this article they discuss what’s changed.
BRITANNIA: DESIGNER’S NOTES
John Lambshead, author of the new Hail Caesar supplement: Britannia, shares his design philosophy and Celtic pedigree with us.
FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR FIGURE ROUND UP
We let our online figure reviewer Wayne loose on the printed page this month with his roundup of what figures you should have in your Franco-Prussian War army.
Outfitting: ACW Artillery
Continuing their acclaimed series, Don Effinger and Mike Evans tell us all about the uniforms and equipment of a very important arm of both armies – the Artillery.
Historicon Painting Competition
2013 was the first year Wargames Illustrated ran the Painting Competition at HISTORICON. Over 130 entries were submitted and a panel of judges sat down to determine the winners. Here we present every entry that placed.
Fighting Talk! a designer’s journey
Our regular columnist Alessio Cavatore returns with his views, or rather experiences, on his transition from fantasy and science-fiction writer to historical.
SAVAGE WARS – Part 6
Victoria’s Small Wars take us all the way to New Zealand for this latest installment.