Wargames Illustrated - ISSUE 362 December 2017
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming.
THEME: A LITTLE GATLING MUSIC
Mike Bradford discusses the history of this iconic early machine gun and how it may be used during tabletop encounters.
RULES SHOWCASE: FROSTGRAVE – GHOST ARCHIPELAGO
We venture forth on an adventure to the Lost Isles trying out these new Osprey rules.
THEME: MACHINE GUNS IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918
Jim Graham takes a close look at machine guns in World War One and considers how to use them in our games.
TWAS THE KRAMPUSNACHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we present a game that the whole family can enjoy, if they are of a certain mindset.
THEME: THE DAWN OF THE DOGFIGHT
From dropped bricks and sidearms, to Maxims and Lewis guns, the evolution of aerial warfare is directly linked to the creation and usage of the machine gun.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: GASLANDS
Weld on some armour plating, create a housing for a weapon or two and top off that gas tank – we provide an insider’s look at these new rules from Osprey Games.
Exclusive rules for using our latest Giants in Miniature figure with Dracula’s America.
THEME: WHERE YOU GOING NOW?
Dom Sore takes us through the history of World War Two machine guns and how these work with various rule systems.
Following on from our Cavalry theme in WI361, Nick Buxey presents an insight into a brave group of men who overcame prejudice to fight for their country.
THEME: HOW TO… MAKE A 15MM MACHINE GUN NEST
Here in the WI Studio, Jamie Walker had a play around with creating a model of an improvised site for a MG and its crew.
A SHARP(E) LOOKING GAME
We caught up with Ian Smith to talk more about his wonderful 40mm Napoleonic game – one of the award winning tables at The Other Partizan this year.
BRUSH TIPS: PAINTING RUSTED ARMOUR
Just how can you give your armoured warriors that ‘weathered veteran’ look? Perhaps by adding some rust to their armour using these simple techniques.
Inspired by our recent Dunkirk themed issue, Gary Mitchell takes us through a German World War Two evacuation.
Another great game from Partizan, themed around an epic naval battle from the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 – 1905.
COMPANY PROFILE: FOUNDRY
We take a tour of (Wargames) Foundry’s production facility and store at East Stoke Hall in Nottinghamshire.
HOBBY TALK: CLIMBING THE LEAD MOUNTAIN
Every gamer has one, that collection of miniatures that are just waiting for a little bit of attention, whether lead, pewter, plastic or resin – it’s time to discuss the Sassanid elephant in the room….