The August 2014 issue of Wargames Illustrated. Taking the theme of Great War.
MYTHBUSTING THE GREAT WAR
Battlefront’s Phil Yates examines some widely held beliefs regarding the Great War and offers a introductory perspective on life amongst the mud and blood of the conflict.
COLLECTING A POLISH ARMY
Roger Murrow of Murawski Miniatures provides information on the importance of the Polish forces during Napoleon’s efforts to conquer Europe.
WARGAMING MYTHS OF THE GREAT WAR
Mike Haught takes us through some of the established notions regarding wargaming the Great War and outlines the options for the various types of troops and weapons available to Flames Of War players.
THE HUNDRED DAYS: QUATRE BRAS
As we approach the anniversary of the Waterloo Campaign of 1815, Gary Kitching provides an historical framework to events, and also outlines the main decisions made by himself and his chums to attempt to refight every battle, starting with the desperate struggle at Quatre Bras.
IRON FORTRESSES: BRITISH AND GERMAN TANKS OF WW1
The iconic‘tank’, first created by the British during World War One, has become synonymous with modern warfare. Dr. Michael McSwiney charts the creative process that resulted in the first of His Majesty’s Landships and led to a major change in battlefield tactics.
MAKING A MOLEHILL OUT OF A MOUNTAIN
Aiming to create a new, less ‘flat’ gaming surface for his 2014 show game, James Morris hit upon a way to produce a lightweight version of the Keren mountains in Eritrea, scene of several battles between British and Italian troops in 1941.
OVER THE TOP!
Mike Haught returns to tell us how the basic Flames Of War missions can be adapted for use with the Great War booklet.
SALUTE 2014 PAINTING COMPETITION
The South London Warlords present the winners and runners-up from this hotly contested showcase of painting talent.
EGYPTIAN STREET FIGHTING
The Guns of April Wargames Club attempt some cinematic skirmish gaming in Napoleonic Egypt.
PRELUDE TO SLAUGHTER
Bill Gray provides an interesting look at the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 – 05, and its relationship with the Western Front and the events of 1914-18.
A MINI MONS
Three linked scenarios for Mons 1914 and a refight of the the sceond scenario based on the fighting in and around Elouges.
RULES SHOWCASE: SAGA: CRESCENT AND CROSS
Our Sub-Editor Wayne is at it again, this time visiting the jolly civilized fellows at Gripping Beast and being tutored in the art of war as enshrined in the forthcoming new rules from Studio Tomahawk.
THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM, 1691
In the first part of a two-part article, Barry Hilton presents an account of a League of Augsburg re-fight of this battle from the Williamite wars.
FIGHTING TALK: PERSONALITY CRISIS
Do the key figures from history fade into obscurity when represented on the tabletop? Barry Hilton investigates!
A LIFE UNDER CANVAS
Our show correspondent Kenneth James takes a turn around the tents in this report of a show that almost never was!