The September 2014 issue of Wargames Illustrated. Taking the theme Battles in literature.
BATTLES IN LITERATURE: WARGAMING AS INSPIRATION
Simon Scarrow, author of the bestselling Eagle Series, tells us how wargaming has influenced his storytelling.
THE BOYNE AVENGED
Barry Hilton provides us with a wealth of Williamite ‘What if’s’, in this follow up to last month’s Ireland’s Bloodiest Day article.
RENDER UNTO CAESAR
A scenario based upon the first outing of Simon Scarrow’s characters Macro and Cato – a desperate battle in a town between Romans and wild Germanic warriors.
OVER THE TOP
Flames Of War returns to 1918 in this scenario based upon the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, the first battle to feature tank-on-tank combat!
BATTLES IN LITERATURE: WHY ‘THE FORT’ ?
World-renowned author Bernard Cornwell tells us what inspired him to write about the subject of his book The Fort – The 1779 Penobscot Expedition – set during the American War of Independence.
Battlefront’s Wayne Turner provides a taste of things to come in Flames Of War, with an account of the famous German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
‘THE FORT’ – THE GAME OF THE BOOK
An account of a mega-wargame that uses Bernard Cornwalls’ The Fort for its background and scenario.
Dan Mersey takes us through his new Osprey rules and discusses the history that inspired him to write them.
‘THE FORT’ – TWISTING LITERATURE
The THS club from Germany took the events of The Fort as the basis for their award winning 2013 show circuit game. However, they ended up going off on numerous tangents. Their journey is described in this tale of ‘club life’.
FOREIGN INTERVENTION IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Don Effinger takes us through the possibilities for intervention in the ACW, particularly those offered by British support for the Confederacy.
THE SCOTTISH GAME
A classic tale of murder, violence and civil war, both the real history and the playwright’s artistry make this a rich resource for those wishing to re-create Early Medieval Scotland on the tabletop
GAMING ON THE NORTH WEST FRONTIER
Wargaming luminary Bob Giglio of HMGS fame takes us on an in-depth journey through the history of this troubled region during the Colonial period.
SPOTLIGHT: WARGAMES FACTORY
Wargames Factory provide an insight into life within the industry from their perspective
The use of gas in World War One wargames.
RULES SHOWCASE: ‘TO DEFY A KING’
Once again we try out an upcoming rules system, this time it’s To Defy a King designed for refighting the battles of the English Civil War.
ROTTEN TO THE CORE
The third in a series of articles looking at the American gangster scene, this time focusing upon the Big Apple – New York.
BUILDING A WARGAMING NIRVANA
One man’s quest to achieve what so many of us crave; a purpose-built hobby haven.
WARGAMING THE EAST INDIA COMPANY
What was the East India Company and how did it evolve into the dominant military force on the Indian sub-continent? Paul Leach provides some answers and gaming suggestions.
FIGHTING TALK!: TWO HORNS ON MY HELMET
Barry Hilton joins us once again, this time to discuss the idea that wargamers can be fickle beasts when it comes to historical accuracy.
PAINTING A PANZERGRENADIER
An English translation of a painting guide from Spanish magazine Painting War, the first in an occasional series in partnership between us.