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A look at what’s new in the hobby, with a focus on neu releases at Tactica 2020.
THEME: PLAYING THE LONG GAME
Pete Brown offers some thoughts and ideas for using covert operatives during the course of your campaign.
Mark Hargreaves takes on another challenge, creating Portuguese troops ready for service in Africa during the First World War.
THEME: THE ASSASSINS
Stephen Tibble, author of Crusader Armies from Yale Press, draws us into the world of the Crusades, and introduces the sect which came to be known as the Assassins.
PAINTING BLACK HAWK DOWN
The latest figure set from Giants in Miniature pays tribute to this pair of
Delta Force snipers made famous by the movie Black Hawk Down. ‘Demon Brush’ Ben Macintyre provides a step by step guide on how to get them colour ready for the tabletop.
THEME: ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY SPIES
Having been enthused by reading a collection of World War Two spy books, Dom Sore recounts some of the exploits of various spy agencies and commando forces featured in their pages and goes on to suggest how they could be re-created on the tabletop.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: IN DEO VERITAS
Philip Garton, author of the first in a series of wargames rules from Helion Publishing, presents an insight into his fast play rules for exciting seventeenth century battles.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: PUTTING THE MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS INTO MUSKETs AND TOMAHAWKS
A brief guide to what’s out there for the 28mm gamer after some French and Indian War large scale skirmish action.
COMPANY PROFILE: EMPRESS MINIATURES
We took a trip down to Oxfordshire and the home of Empress Miniatures to talk about the current ranges and future plans for this flourishing company.
THEME: LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY
Pete Brown takes us on a journey to a different sort of ‘spy’ experience, with derring-do, subterfuge and ‘big boobies’.
THEME: “MEET ME ON THE EDGE OF THE SOUK”
Howard Whitehouse offers aid and assistance to those looking to add some spycraft to their games.
RECREATING AN AIRFIX CLASSIC: THE PONTOON BRIDGE
In WI387 Swedish wargamer Jan Karman revealed his project to recreate the Airfix classic Gun Emplacement. Not satisfied with bringing one piece of modelling history back to life Jan returns to show us how he went on to create a 28mm model of another Airfix classic – The Pontoon Bridge.
THEME: STRANGLERS IN THE NIGHT
The war against the Thugs in India 1820 – 1840. Nick Buxey takes a look.
Editor Dan battles Storm Dennis to bring you the best from Hamburger Tactica.
INFANTRY IN MAXIMILLIAN 1934
Wayne Bollands has some thoughts on increasing the range of options for those who enjoy this ruleset and background to an alternate 1930s.
* Contenu du guide:
This ‘How To…’ guide is a compilation of articles published over several years in Wargames Illustrated magazine. This volume is an eclectic mix of the best of the articles from our regular ‘How To…’ column. Although ‘How To…’ has featured several different contributors over the years, Paul Davies (author of Battlefields in Miniature by Pen and Sword) has been its main contributor. Consequently, we invited Paul to pen the words below by way of an introduction.
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Dave Taylor shows us how to model a New England-style home for your games in the Massachusetts countryside.
EXPLOSIONS! (MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS)
Ron Ringrose of The Essex Gamesters shares some of his modelling expertise in the form of creating dramatic explosions.
FENCES & HEDGES
Our regular ‘How to’er’ Paul Davies tells us how to make simple free-standing hedges for the tabletop.
17-18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HOUSES
Creating some buildings in the style of those that would have been seen in the villages around Leipzig in 1813, but which could just as easily be used for other European buildings from the late 17th or 18th Century up to the Franco-Prussian War, if not WW2.
We show you how to create the sea of canvas that may have been a common sign of an Anglo-Saxon army on the move, just as it was with many other medieval armies.
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR IRONCLAD
The model that inspired this ‘How to…’ was the CSS Atlanta, which was converted from a Scottish merchant ship, the Fingal.
RUINED 15MM WW2 BUILDINGS
Paul Davies creates some ruined buildings that could be used throughout Europe and by keeping them generic cover from the Ancient period through to the 20th Century.
ACW COVERED BRIDGE
How to make an iconic covered bridge for use in Revolutionary, Civil War or Wild West battles.
Paul Davies provides us with a ‘How to…’ for some very useful buildings for Victorian skirmishing.
Some ideas on making useful buildings for the Back-of-Beyond theatre, which can be used for ancient to modern battlefields.