Wargames Illustrated WI433 January 2024 Edition
This month’s reviews encompass minis for a trio of wars - Cold, inter, and WWII - as well as a sizable selection of new plastics for Feudal Japan.
Dom Sore finds an eclectic selection of new hobby kit to start 2024 in the right way.
Find out what your fellow hobbyists have been up to in our monthly reader-submitted section.
THEME: THE PARTHIAN SHOT
James examines how the skilled Parthian riders used Hit and Run tactics to defeat the might of Rome at the Battle of Carrhae.
Its Medieval mayhem, with Hit and Run rules for making a sortie out of strongholds in Never Mind the Billhooks.
THE BATTLE OF GALLABAT - PART ONE
Karim van Overmeire played a World War Two mini-campaign based on the Italian defence of Gallabat. In this first part, he details the history of the battle, outlines the terrain, and presents some gaming options.
THEME: AN OUTRAGE WHICH COULD NOT BE COUNTENANCED
Jim Graham examines the misnomer of No Man’s Land as the British launch a Hit and Run attack during WWI.
THE AEOLIAN RAIDERS
Ricard Fortun brings pirate fleets to his Ancient naval game Thalassa.
THEME: THE SWAMP FOX
James discusses Hit and Run attacks in South Carolina’s swamplands during the American War of Independence.
OPERATION IKARUS - PART ONE
Lisa Smedman presents a World War Two ‘what if?’ with Britain and Germany clashing in Bolt Action battles over neutral Iceland.
PETER CUSHING’S WARGAMING EPHEMERA
Famous actor Peter Cushing was a keen wargamer and avid terrain maker. The fascinating notes he made about his hobby are now owned by Alan Perry and we take a look here.
THE BATTLE OF ORAVAIS
Jan Karrman recreated a battle from the Finnish War for Salute 2023, with a little help from his friends.
THE ARMY PAINTER WARPAINTS FANATIC RANGE
James, the office’s resident speed painter, tests out The Army Painter’s new Fanatic range.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: NEVER MIND THE BILLHOOKS - HERE’S THE RUCKUS
Mike Peters shares details of his Billhooks-inspired medieval small skirmish game, where each player controls a Captain and their compact company of warriors.