It’s a quiet time of the year for ‘new stuff’ but we’ve found a few interesting and eclectic items to make you aware of.
WI AWARDS 2019
It’s time to announce the winners and runners up in the 2019 Wargames Illustrated Awards.
THEME: THE SEASONED CAMPAIGNER
Pete Brown has a look at campaign veterans and asks the thorny question, “Should they be any better than green troops?”
Simon MacDowall recreates Malplaquet – the bloodiest battle of the 18th century.
THEME: GOTHS AND ROMANS
Simon MacDowall returns to look at the effects of campaigning on the Roman and Goth forces during their century long encounters.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: ZONA ALFA
Patrick Todoroff, author of the Zona Alfa rules from Osprey Games, shares some of the ideas and mechanics of this skirmish game of exploration and danger.
THEME: “VIETNAM IS LIKE THE ALAMO”
Empress Miniatures owner Paul Eaglestone provides some background to this war, along with a closer look at the Marines’ on campaign look.
WHY I LOVE … BATTLEGROUP
Andy Singleton shares his love for these World War Two wargames rules, where combined arms is key and the games are a good representation of the various types of combat.
THEME: CAMPAIGN EFFECTS ON ARMIES (AND ARMY LISTS)
Jim Graham provides some ideas for the effects of campaigns on our miniature armies.
BLACK HEARTS, BLACK SHIPS: PIRATES IN BLACK SEAS
Noel Williams outlines a favourite setting of seaborne gaming using the Black Seas rules.
THEME: CAMPAIGN DRESS ON PARADE
Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray takes a look at those units and armies who sought to bring a little more panache to the battlefield, within the bounds of the dyes and cloth available.
THE MAKING OF MARSHAL NEY
Kris van Dyck takes us through the process of creating our latest Giants in Miniature figure.
PAINTING MARSHAL NEY
Daemon Brush (Ben Macintyre) puts paint-to-pewter and snow-to-base on the latest Giants in Miniature figure.
HOW TO …‘IMPROVE AN MDF BUILDING
Model-maker extraordinaire Paul Davies show us “how to …” do what it says in
DESIGNER’S NOTES: SOLDIERS OF ROME
Warwick Kinrade tells us about his forthcoming new rules for the battles of early Imperial Rome.
JUDGE DREDD PAINTING GUIDE
Paul Baker AKA Brush Stokes provides a detailed step-by-step guide to painting the man himself: Judge Dredd.