Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.
THEME: THE DIADOCHI
Simon MacDowall takes a look at wargaming with the successors of Alexander the Great.
RULES SHOWCASE: 1914
Great Escape Games came by to show us their new early World War One brigade level rules and some of their 12mm figure range.
THEME: BATTLEDAY 2018
At the Society of Ancients Battle Day, the first major battle of the so-called Succession Wars, Paraitakene, was featured in a number of figure sizes and using different rule systems.
HAMMERHEAD 2018 PAINTING COMPETITION
Our report on the first painting competition we ran at this very popular show.
THEME: BIGGIN’ IT UP
Pete Brown and Jerry Richardson discuss their approach to gaming the Battle of the Boyne and the War in Ireland at a smaller scale than their norm.
THE GRAND NATIONAL 1694
Barry Hilton fills us in on the process of creating (and performing!) this Tactica 2018 participation game.
THEME: CASTLES IN THE SKY
Nick Buxey presents one man’s obsession with the Battle of Almanza, 1707, a literal building project for the Like A Stonewall gaming group.
SWITCHING SIDES TO SURVIVE
Dom Sore shares his research on the Romanian Army in Late World War Two and offers some thoughts on a list to use with the Bolt Action rules.
THEME: THE SUN KING’S IMPERIAL GUARD
A close up look at some beautifully painted miniatures for a period when dash and fashion sense were an integral part of the frippery.
MODELLING: THE RISE OF THE AEROSOL
Gary Faulkner is back with the second in his three part look at getting the best from the wood that gives gamers more.
THEME: THE GLORIOUS INVASION
Mark Shearwood presents some thoughts on the ‘Glorious Revolution’ in England in 1688, and the game he created using his collection of figures and terrain.
A trip to Hackley School in the USA, where historical wargaming is sponsored by the HMGS and the Battle of Borodino was re-fought in all its Napoleonic glory.
THEME: WARS OF SUCCESSION IN PLASTIC
Rupert Mitchell takes a browse through the 1/72nd and 1/32nd plastic products which are available for the discerning gamer.
THE HOST OF LOGRES
Looking for an Arthurian Warband for Dragon Rampant? Of course you are! Here’s one supplied by rules author Dan Mersey.
Roly Hermans and chums decided to put together a game based upon the history of New Zealand and the early days of Empire, with a surprise attack on a farm.
WARGAMING SPACES: RICK’S PLACE
In the first of what we hope will be a regular feature, we take a journey to Rick Priestley’s home and explore his wargaming room.