WI396, December 2020

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QUICK FIRE!
Our regular look at what your fellow readers have been up to over the last month.

OBSERVATION POST
New and forthcoming products in the wargames world.

FULL PAPER JACKET
Your monthly book preview column.

THEME: TALES OF THE RIVERBANK
Noel Williams has been thinking about boats and how to incorporate them into wargames.

IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ BARK, BUT I LIKE IT
James Morris shows us how to use pine bark to create great looking rocky terrain.

THEME: ESTUARY ENGLISH
Barry Hilton contributes to this month’s theme by taking us on a hazardous journey up the Vlie estuary in search of plunder and mischief.

LOUIS IX. SAINTS, HOOKERS AND MERCENARIES ON CRUSADE
Crusader expert Dr Steve Tibble tells us a bit more about Saint Louis and the ill-fated Eighth Crusade.

THEME: GUNBOATS AND RIVERINE EXPANSION FOR DEATH IN THE DARK CONTINENT
Regular contributor Nick Buxey takes his custom built French Cannonière upriver and into the ‘Dark Continent’ of Colonial Africa.

TEST OF HONOUR: SENGOKU
The first expansion for Test of Honour is here, bringing clans and more to the Sengoku period skirmish game. Graham Davey, the Daimyo at Grey For Now Games, gives us all of the details.

THEME: A BRIDGE TOO FAR?
Neil Smith dives into this month’s Riverine Warfare theme, keeping dry by traversing the many possibilities and problems associated with bridges over rivers in wargames.

WHERE’S MY ELEPHANT?
Dom Sore’s our regular guide through the SAGAverse, so we handed him the latest expansion; Age of Hannibal and asked for his thoughts.

THEME: APOCALYPSE HOW?
A roller-coaster ride along the Nùng River, transforming the iconic mission of the Erebus in Apocalypse Now into a series of scenarios.

OPERATION CHROMITE: THE INCHON LANDINGS
Did last month’s theme of Hit the Beach leave you craving more amphibious assaults?
Jim Graham’s here, with a look at the Korean War’s Operation Chromite.

RAPIDLY READY RIVERS!
Has this issue’s themed content got you eager to go waterborne? We’ve got some quick fix
terrain ideas to build a riverine ready table in mere minutes!

RECREATING A WORLD WAR 2 BLAST SHELTER
Andrew Pearsall recreates a World War II blast shelter in 28mm, inspired by his findings at the decommissioned airfield at RAF Perton.

MUGHAL ARTILLERY
Tackling Indian artillery with the ‘Wargames Widow’.

CRUSADER APOCALYPSE
Dr Steve Tibble, author of The Crusader Strategy (Yale 2020), concludes his fourpart series about wargaming options for the crusader states. This time the drama leads us to a nondescript Galilean village named Hattin.