The February issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine is available now

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Jan 30th, 2015
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Wargames Illustrated has their February issue available now for your downloading and reading pleasure. As usual, the issue is packed with articles. It includes such as a look at fighting in South Africa during WWI, painting several WWI forces, a battle the Australians fought during Vietnam, and a look at the Blucher Napoleonic rules set.

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THEME: SECOND YPRES, 1915
In our lead article for this month’s theme, Jim Graham demonstrates how warfare had begun to change by 1915, using the events around Ypres as a backdrop.

DEFENDING THE REICH
Wayne Turner discusses the finer points of the Nachtjäger Intelligence Handbook for Flames Of War and the new equipment which can be utilized by Late War German forces.

THEME: A LARGELY UNKNOWN CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD
Pitting South African troops against German Colonial forces, Matt Moran presents World War One in German South West Africa, complete with a scenario.

PROJECT SHOWCASE
This month, our own esteemed editor Dan Faulconbridge shares with us his quest to create a Medieval retinue for the Lion Rampant rules: ‘The Disinherited’!

THEME: GREYHOUNDS AGAINST WOLVES
The Battle of Dogger Bank in January 1915 happened almost by accident. Roger Gerrish presents a brief account and suitable scenario designed to aid the wargamer who wishes to replicate the action on the tabletop.

INFRA-RED NIGHT HUNTERS
Wayne Turner presents an insight into how to use the new Infra-Red and Night Fighting rules in Nachtjäger.

THEME: PAINTING 1915
Phoenix Miniatures present a painting guide to some of the main forces in World War One.

DESIGNER’S NOTES: “THEY DON’T LIKE IT UP ’EM!”
Neil Smith and Jim Graham present a chat amongst gentlemen, over port and cigars, regarding one of the recent releases by Warlord Games, the Black Powder supplement Blood On The Nile.

THEME: “BUT NOT A MAN WAS LOST”, GALLIPOLI 1915
Jim Graham returns to take us through another signature part of the battles in 1915, focusing upon the evacuation of Allied forces. He also provides some ideas on how to run a scenario based upon the inherent dangers.

AMERICA’S FIRST VIETNAM
Bob Giglio looks at a less well known colonial campaign; the American involvement in the Philippines in the 1890’s. He also presents a scenario based upon the excellent game he showcased at Historicon 2014.

THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN
Joe Krone provides details of one of the most famous battles fought by Australian troops during the Vietnam War. Plus a scenario for the re-fight.

PROWLING PANTHERS
An in-depth look at the new plastic model kits designed to be used with the Flames Of War rules.

THE BATTLE OF DRESDEN, 1813
Dave Taylor provides both words and pictures regarding this huge game that was presented at Fall-In 2014.

MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: HOW TO MAKE A WAGON FROM LOLLY/POPSICLE STICKS!
Malc Johnston and David Tuck tell us all we ever needed to know to make, build and paint an inexpensive wagon!

WARFARE 2014
A show report combined with an interview this month, as Paul Davies talks to the Chairman of the Reading Wargames Club.

RULES SHOWCASE: BLÜCHER
Top rules writer and creator of the Honour system of wargames rules, Sam Mustafa, presents his new Napoleonic game Blücher.

FIGHTING TALK: A CELTIC TRAGEDY
Barry Hilton asks the question – are the rules at fault when flukes occur in a wargame?

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