For much of February and the starting couple days of March, it didn't really feel like winter. It really felt like spring. Well, Mother Nature was like, "Naw, son, it's still winter. Have come cold." And so, cold it became. Best to stay snuggled up tight with some blankets and a gaming magazine. And that magazine can be Wargames Illustrated number 377, as it's available now.
In this issue:
Our freebie cover-mounting continues this month with (courtesy of Warlord Games) one of three possible frames featuring Napoleon’s light cavalry. Bagged with this issue you will receive: two French Hussars, Lancers or Chasseurs a Cheval. To find out more about Napoleon’s “Eyes and Ears” turn to page 24 and read Bill Gray’s excellent article on the subject.
A look at new and forthcoming goodies in our hobby.
THEME: THE IRISH ARMY’S FORGOTTEN BATTLE
Robert Giglio and Dennis O’Toole present a Modern Warfare scenario for re-fighting a fascinating ‘incident’ in the Congo bush.
COVER MOUNT FOCUS: EYES AND EARS
Bill Gray takes a look at the warriors that inspired our latest ‘cover mounted’ frames, provided by Warlord Games.
THEME: WARGAMING THE FIRST CHECHNYA WAR
Dave Tuck and Malc Johnston look at a controversial modern era war, complete with their take upon rules amendments and building forces.
WHY I LOVE … OF GODS AND MORTALS
Wargames Illustrated Silver Award winning contributor James Morris provides us with a piece on ‘Why I Love…’ in this irregular series in which wargamers fly the flag for their favourite rule sets.
THEME: DIEN BIEN PHU
As part of this month’s theme, Paul Leach provides some ideas on wargaming the siege of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 during the First Indochina War.
RULES SHOWCASE: WARLORDS OF EREHWON
We took a trip to ‘Rick’s Place’, to play these new fantasy rules published by Warlord and written by Rick Priestley.
THEME: MODERN WARFARE MINIATURES
Our run-down of top manufacturers who produce Modern Warfare miniatures.
THREE DAYS IN GETTYSBURG (PART TWO)
Jay White concludes this two-parter about putting together an ambitious convention game based on the wargaming nirvana that is Gettysburg, 1863.
THEME: INDO-PAK WAR 1971
Steve Blease presents background information and gaming possibilities for the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
AGINCOURT MOUNTED KNIGHTS – IN MINIATURE
We went to visit designer Alan Perry and quiz him about the make-up of his latest plastic box set.
HOW TO … MAKE CRUEL SEAS WRECK MARKERS
Paul Davies shares another Cruel Seas do it your self guide
THEME: DESIGNER’S SHOWCASE – THE ZONE
Sub-Editor Wayne Bollands takes a look at The Zone, a new set of skirmish wargaming rules with a 1980s Cold War Hot theme, adapted and written by, er, Wayne Bollands….
THE BATTLE OF AONG, 1857
Jon Sutherland presents an exclusive Indian Munity scenario for his colonial wargaming rules.
THEME: MODERN WARFARE RULES
Rules we’ve road tested for our Modern Warfare theme period.
RETURN TO JOCK’S LANDING
Pete Brown offers a new scenariofor Warlord Games’ Strontium DogMiniatures Game.
INSIDER INTERVIEW: ARMIES & LEGIONS & HORDES
We talk to author Dave Taylor.