On our recent trip to Crisis in Antwerp we gathered lots of new products from various European manufacturers and we share them with you in this month’s OP.
THEME: WE BUILT THIS CITY
Pete Brown offers some personalised experiences and useful suggestions to introduce the main ideas behind our theme – Urban Combat – on the tabletop.
PAINTING GERMAN GRENADIERS
Pete Harrison provides a painting guide to one of this month’s freebie figures – a Warlord Games plastic German Grenadier.
THEME: BUILDING A RUINED CITY
We talk to inspiring model maker Alan Sheward about the creation of his award winning Stalingrad table.
THEME: URBAN COMBAT, CHAIN OF COMMAND STYLE
Utilising the wonderful wargames table mentioned above we got to play a game of Chain of Command with none other than C-o-C author Rich Clarke.
DRINK GIN, EAT ELEPHANT!
The man they call The League of Augsburg – Barry Hilton – presents a bite-sized piece of Great Northern War action.
THEME: ‘KNOCK ’EM ALL DOWN’ THE BATTLE OF AACHEN, 1944
Paul Leach introduces a late war urban battle which saw tough US troops taking on a mixed bag of German troops in a city of no strategic value.
FIGURE FOCUS: PERRY MINIATURES’ WAR OF THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE
We caught up with Alan Perry and asked him about his new figure range for The War of the Triple Alliance (1864 – 1870).
THEME: PANIC ON THE STREETS OF ARGOs AND ST. ALBANS
As part of this month’s Urban Combat theme, Neil Smith provides a couple of examples of ancient and medieval urban battles that are crying out to be gamed.
INGLORIOUS CRUSADE: THE WEST AFRICA SQUADRON FOR BLACK SEAS
Rick Hudson offers a different opportunity for setting sail on the Black Seas, exploring the West Africa Squadron and its battles against the slave trade.
RECREATING AN AIRFIX CLASSIC: THE GUN EMPLACEMENT
Swedish wargamer Jan Karrman take us through his mission to recreate a classic Airfix model of the past for modern tabletop gaming use.
RULES SHOWCASE: MILITES MUNDI
The boys from Gripping Beast join Editor Dan for a showcase game of their new smaller scale Ancient and Medieval mass battle rules Milites Mundi.
PER DEORUM, ALBUM! NON EST CALEDONIUS UBIQUE! (SPQR MINI CAMPAIGN)
Gary Mitchell provides a campaign setting along Hadrian’s Wall for SPQR.
BOLT ACTION GRAND TOURNAMENT 2019
The Bolt Action Grand Tournament 2019 took place in Nottingham during late November last year. We spoke to one of the organisers, Warlord’s Simon Tift.
PAINTING VAN HELSING
Ben Macintyre (Demonbrush) provides a guide to painting the latest Wargames Illustrated Giants in Miniature figure, Dr Van Helsing, Vampire Hunter.