WARGAMING THE WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION
This month’s theme author Simon MacDowall begins our journey into the War of Spanish Succession with this guide to everything you need to start gaming WoSS.
OUTFITTING: ACW COMMAND
We continue our “Outfitting” series with the fourth installment from Don Effinger & Mike Evans. This time our wargaming experts tackle the subject of the officers and various others that add the “color” to an American Civil War army.
THE ROADS TO BLENHEIM
The cat and mouse game played by the Imperialists, French and Bavarians along the upper Rhine and Danube in 1702-1704 produces some fascinating opportunities for wargames.
NOT A STEP BACK!
Mike Haught introduces us to Desperate Measures, the latest Flames Of War supplement, which takes players into the tough tank battles of early 1945 on the Eastern Front.
THE BATTLE OF BLENHEIM, 1704
One of the big hitters of the War of Spanish Succession – Blenheim was a decicive victory for the English and their Imperial allies – however our refight told a very different story….
AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND
Veteran US wargamer Joe Legan has been stationed in England for quite a few years now, and recently decided to pen us this amusing look at the various differences between wargaming in his homeland and his current location.
THE BATTLE OF CASSANO, 1705
We move to our third and final front in our theme coverage: Northern Italy.
Few aircraft have the raw firepower and durability of the Douglas A-1H Skyraider. This article takes a look at the history, gameplay and painting of this iconic Vietnam War aircraft.
WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION FIGURE ROUNDUP
A look at what figures you should have in your WoSS armies.
THE FIRST DAY, GETTYSBURG, 1863
The Guns Of April are a loose group of friends who have come together over the last couple of years to run historical wargame displays at AdeptiCon in Chicago. GOA-member Dave Pauwels tells the tale of their latest adventure.
HENRY VIII’S 1513 ‘ARMY ROYAL’
Stuart Mulligan has spent the last four years researching Henry VIII’s army that ‘invaded’ France in 1513. Now, some 500 years after the events on the continent, he has collected, converted, and painted this excellent tribute to the forces of this most-famous of Tudor kings.
GOAT RIDERS IN THE SKY
WI regular Barry Hilton takes us on an interesting journey into the depths of a continental myth based on actual events and terrifying times in 18th Century Belgium and Holland. Learn more about the Bokkenrijders here!
Aly Morrison tells us why he’s still in love with the first set of wargames rules, 100 years since they were first published.
JUTLAND: THE RUN TO THE SOUTH
A long-time wargamer Ian Tetlow has only recently made the plunge into WWI naval wargaming. Ian tells us why it’s a great type of wargaming to get into, and presents his wargame of the famous Battle of Jutland..
FIGHTING TALK! WORSE THAN PORN?
Regular columnist Barry Hilton discusses the difficulty of explaining our hobby to casual acquaintances.