Wargames Illustrated WI431 November 2023 Edition
As ever, we kick off the magazine with a close look at some new product releases in the hobby.
Hot on the heels of our in-depth reviews in Observation Post, Dom Sore takes a more scattergun look at what’s new in wargaming.
What do your fellow wargamers have to share with you this month?
THEME: THE WORLD OF PULPS
Chris Swan, whose new Tales of Derring-Do rules are available from Caliver Books, introduces this month’s Pulp theme.
TOURING ‘THE BATTLE’ - AN ACW MODEL MAKING MASTERCLASS
We were so impressed with Messrs Andrews and Imrie’s American Civil War demo table at Partizan 2023, that we insisted they give us an in-depth tour of the board and share some details on how they brought it together.
THEME: THE CULT OF DRACULA
Claire Bolton explores the darker corners of Castle Dracula in this beastly scenario for 7TV: Dracula!
A WARGAMING RETROSPECTIVE
Following the recent release of A Wargaming Retrospective, we catch up with the book’s author (and wargaming royalty!) Charles S. Grant, to ask him a few questions about this new Partizan Press publication.
THEME: OPERATION BLANDINGS - CHURCHILL AND THE D-RAY
David Bickley returns to the green and pleasant county of Shropshire for some pulp adventures set during World War Two.
OLD WEST BACKLOT BUILDINGS
Wargames Illustrated’s painter come model making maestro Matt Parkes applies glue and colour to the new Wild West Building by Great Escape Games.
THEME: DANGER ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
James takes World War Two excitement into space for our Pulp theme with an 02 Hundred Hours mini-campaign.
RUPERT’S JUNGLE JAUNT: ROYALISTS IN THE GAMBIA 1652 - A CAMPAIGN
Barry Hilton tells us about a recently completed campaign which saw him take players on an amphibious adventure in 17th Century Africa.
FRAME FOCUS: SCOTTISH COVENANTERS
Matt Parkes celebrates this month’s Warlord Epic Pike & Shotte freebie frame in the only way he knows how - by covering them with paint! We provide a brief background to the Covenanters while Matt shows us how he got his units ready for wargaming.
Paul Mackay follows up on Matt Parkes recent tree making article, with some homemade trees of his own.
BEDOUIN AND BARONS
Steve Tibble, WI’s Crusades expert, turns an extraordinary true story into a mini-campaign for The Barons’ War: Outremer.
THAT SINKING FEELING
Taking a perfectly good MDF model boat and destroying it. Sort of…
SAXON WARGAMING AT SUTTON HOO
Award winning demo gamer and regular WI contributor James Morris tells us about a recent display he presented at England’s most famous archaeological site.