Wargames Illustrated WI415 July 2022 Edition
Short, quick-read posts from Wi readers about their hobby projects, notes, news, and observations.
A plethora of 28mm plastics from a variety of periods gets reviewed in this month’s OP along with some 6mm Baccus goodies.
Alongside the usual mix of esoteric wargaming goodies, Dom Sore examines some digital figures that fit this issue’s theme of New Napoleonics.
FULL PAPER JACKET
Neil Smith takes his monthly look at new books for the discerning wargamer.
THEME: NEW (TO) NAPOLEONICS
Neil Smith introduces this month’s theme and provides a whistlestop tour of wargaming’s most colourful period.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: LION RAMPANT SECOND EDITION
Daniel Mersey tells us about his ‘Director’s Cut’ of Lion Rampant and the extras that feature in the ruleset’s second edition.
THEME: RESCURING THE RUSSIANS
Paul Mackay dusts off some classic Hinchliffe Napoleonic Russians he painted in the 1980s and gives them an update.
SHOW REPORT: PARTIZAN
A ten page tour of some of the best games from Partizan, May 2022.
THEME: PRUSSIAN ATTACK ON PLANCENOIT
Marc uses the new Epic Prussians (free with last month’s Wi) and some MDF terrain to make a diorama inspired by Adolf Northern’s iconic painting.
Simon MacDowall investigates the wargaming possibilities of this significant battle with contributions from Gary Kitching, Richard Speedman, and Ernie Fosker.
GAMING BY MOONLIGHT
Moonlit paint effects are applied to new Offensive Miniatures Waffen SS ‘assault pioneers’, British Paras engineers, and some old terrain.
THEME: SOLDIERS OF NAPOLEON
Warwick Kinrade and Andy Fox visited WiHQ and took us through their new game, Soldiers of Napoleon.
BUILDING A CANTINA WITH ADOBE WALLS
Tony Harwood recreates the cantina from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and shows how to make adobe wall effects.