When you want to fill your day with gaming, a gaming magazine is a great way to go. And as it's September, it seems like a good time to come out with September's issue of Wargames Illustrated. At least, so they thought, and I think they're right. You can get your copy now.
In this issue:
A special look at what we ‘Spotted At’ Historicon 2018.
THEME: CARRY ON CAMPAIGNING
Pete Brown is back, with some thoughts on running a Wargames campaign.
DESIGNER’S NOTES: 7TV APOCALYPSE
Co-author and Sub-Editor Wayne shares some of the decisions and ideas behind this stand-alone rules system coming soon from Crooked Dice Game Design Studio.
THEME: THE DIAMONDS OF ELIAS SKULL
Joe McCullough presents an exclusive mini-campaign for his Ghost Archipelago rules from Osprey Games.
CRETE 1941 – PART TWO
Following on from last month’s introduction, James Morris offers four scenarios for gaming during the World War Two Battle for Crete.
THEME: COMPUTER CAMPAIGNING
Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray shares some thoughts on the running of campaigns and realities of campaign gaming using computers.
DESIGNER’S SHOWCASE: BLACK POWDER II
Rick Priestley explains the main changes made to this extremely popular games system and the upcoming re-vamp.
THEME: CAMPAIGNING THE PERRY WAY
Alan Perry takes us through a typical Perry Campaign Season, taking in two different campaigns played with his chums.
LA GORGUE AIRFIELD Having won an award at Partizan 2018 for Best Demo Game, we caught up with Dave Andrews and Aly Morrison to find out more about this game.
Pete Brown discusses how to use works of fiction as a framework for your campaigns. He uses ‘Operation Sealion’ (a wargaming classic!) as an example.
THE FLASHING KNOBS
“Liston very carefully I shall say zis only once” – Mike Wilkins introduces us to his quirky Bolt Action tournament force.
REIMAGINING THE CRUSADES – PART TWO: FORMATIONS
Dr. Steve Tibble continues this fascinating series with a look at Crusade battle formations and how they could be applied on the tabletop.
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING – BLACK P0WDER FOR WWI
David Bickley shares his thoughts on how he went about adapting the Black Powder rules for the Great War in 1914.
SHOW REPORT: HISTORICON 2018
Our man in the States, Dave Taylor, takes us on a tour of some of the best tables at this massive US convention.
VIRAI: THE DRONESCOURGE
Just who or what are the Virai, and why is their presence in the Gates of Antares universe such a potential game changer? Nick Simmerson takes a closer look.
WARGAMING WITH PLASTIC SOLDIERS PART 2 – 1/32ND
Rupert Mitchell presents the second part of his article on gaming with plastic soldiers, this time looking at what’s out there for the 54mm gamer.