Short quick-read posts from Wi readers about their hobby projects.
Our regular round-up of what’s new in the hobby.
FULL PAPER JACKET
Book previews for the busy gamer.
THEME: SELLASIA 222BC
Swordpoint author Martin Gibbins kicks off this month’s Last Battles theme content by introducing us to the final battle of some of history’s most celebrated warriors.
HAIL CAESAR VS MEG
John Lambshead considers the different virtues of two of the most popular Ancient rules systems.
THEME: CASTILLON 1453
Historians have dubbed Castillon the last battle of that epic clash between medieval England and France, the Hundred Years War. Neil Smith presents a theme article that argues Castillon was not only an end, but also a new beginning.
FROSTGRAVE 2: A PLAYER’S FIRST THOUGHTS
Frostgrave fanboy Dave King reports on his first look at the second edition rules.
THEME: STOKE FIELD 1487
Never Mind the Billhooks author Andy Callan presents a scenario for a set of rules you all own (- as long as you picked up last month’s magazine …).
HOW TO … BUILD A MEDIEVAL CARRIAGE
Paul Davies shows us how to make a medieval carriage. Whilst he designed his to fit with 12mm figures, you can upscale to any required size.
THEME: CORUNNA 1809
The Battle of Corunna was the last battle in the 1808-1809 Peninsula campaign. It was also the final battle of General Sir John Moore, among many others. Jim Graham provides a wargamer’s-eye-view on the battle and how to game it.
Following on from his article in last month’s magazine, Bob Amey showcases some of the excellent ‘finished’ armies which he has converted.
THEME: TEMESVAR 1849
After playing out the last battle of the Hungarian Revolution a couple of times, Bill Gray wanted to share its background and wargaming potential with fellow readers.
HOW TO MAKE … billhooks MOVEMENT TRAYS
Several different options for getting your Billhooks units nicely trayed-up and gliding across the tabletop.
THEME: A THIRST FOR REVENGE
Laying claim to the title of “last European battle of World War Two” the Texel Uprising presents the wargamer with some unique and exciting wargaming opportunities.
PERRY MINIATURES’ NEW AFGHAN TRIBESMEN
We take a tour of the latest Perry Miniatures plastic frame, guided by the man who made the figures: Michael Perry.
CRUSADERS CONTEST FOR EGYPT
The crusades are amongst the most colourful episodes in medieval warfare. But in this, the third in our series of articles looking at how we can wargame the crusader strategies of the twelfth century, it gets even better. Dr Steve Tibble takes up the story.
JAPAN’S HOUSE WARRIORS
Neil Smith provides a brief introduction to the historical warriors behind this month’s magazine’s freebie figures.