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To celebrate the new year, I’ve decided to introduce a new section to the blog. In semi-regular intervals, I want to present new(ish) gaming-related stuff that caught my eye. For the first installation, I’ve found four items which might be of interest to you. Peter Pig has launched The 15 Mill, a new pdf magazine “that promotes the use of 15mm miniatures and modeling in wargaming”. As 15mm is a scale very dear to my heart, I find this a commendable enterprise! What is even more exciting is the fact that each issue will include a small game (or “gamette” as they call it), and for each of those games, Peter Pig will produce a special pack of figures. The first figure pack is now available: it’s a lovely set of duellers (so we can get an idea what the first game will be about…). The magazine itself contains all sorts of useful articles and is not limited to Peter Pig-related topics. It is available for free, so why not give it a try and download it here? The end of

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Slingshot 322

Slingshot 322 with the printers and will appear shortly.Here is a list of the contents:GuardroomThe Debate on Egyptian dynasties continues. Did horses actually charge into infantry? More on War Wagons. Impressions of Slingshot 321.The Telamon Battle 225BC Battle Pack - 𝘣𝘺 𝘙𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥Practical considerations for setting up the Telamon battle at Battle Day.The Campaign and Battle of Telamon - 𝘣𝘺 𝘋𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘥Duncan Head analyses the background, campaign and battle of Telamon and concludes that the Gallic generals were more savvy than they are usually given credit for.The Society’s UK DBA League - 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘚𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘵𝘰𝘯DBA is alive and well in the UK with league competitions held across England and Wales.54mm - the Figure Scale of the Gods! - 𝘣𝘺 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘕𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦54mm Carthaginian figures that are fun to paint and look spectacular on the gaming table.Messing About in Boats - 𝘣𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘸𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦The Society's rules for Ancient naval combat, Corvus, is giv

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Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 100, Feb-Mar 2019

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 100 with Fallschirmjäger in World War IIFirst making their combat debut during World War II, Fallschirmjäger had a mixed record of success when it came to fulfilling their primary function, but they nonetheless acquired a formidable reputation as a tenacious and hard-fighting elite unit.Special Feature: Fallschirmjäger in World War IIPiers Brand, 'Germany's elite airborne unit during WWII - Rise and fall of the Fallschirmjäger'.David Hunter, 'Fallschirmjäger at Hagevolden and Lindsø - The road to Dombas, 1940'.James Morris, 'Street fighting with the Fallschirmjäger - The gates of Heraklion'.Sam Lancashire, 'The last defence of Monte Cassino - Eyrie of the Green Devils'.Piers Brand, 'Fallschirmjäger fend off the Canadians - Bloody day at Bienen'.Guy Bowers, 'Collecting German airborne troops - Achtung Fallschirmjäger!'.James Morris, 'Creating a Crete vignette - A rough landing'.FeaturesDom Sore, 'The beginning of the end of the hoplite - First Chaeronea'.Mark Backhouse, 'T

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2019 Magazines

ACW GamerAncient History MagazineAncient History Magazine 18, Dec-Jan 2018-2019Ancient WarfareAncient Warfare XII. 4, Dec-Jan 2018-2019Medieval WarfareMedieval Warfare VIII-6, Jan-Feb 2019Miniature WargamesMiniature Wargames 429, January 2019SlingshotSOTCWStrategy & TacticsStrategy & Tactics 314, Jan-Feb 2019Warning OrderWargames IllustratedWargames Illustrated 375, January 2019Wargames, Soldiers & StrategyWargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 99, Dec-Jan 2018-2019

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Warning Order 50, December 2018

Issue 50, which may be the final issue for Warning Order, is now available for download.In this issue we finally get to reviewing and playing Hail Caesar, featuring two battle reports. There is a fictional Ancients campaign suitable for any miniatures rules plus two new Engagements scenarios. On top of all that there are two scenarios along with battle reports for Battles For Empire 2, featuring plenty of Egyptian troops! A large BKC2 battle report and a WMA battle report round out the issue, plus the usual regular features.You can download the issue directly with this link.Back issues are available by going to this page.Warning Order

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Wargames Illustrated, Awards Results 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the winners of the 2018 Wargames Illustrated awards.Over the last couple of months, our readers, Facebook followers and wargamers from around the globe (1,060 in total) have been voting in nine different categories for their wargaming favourites.All the winners have been contacted and in the February issue of Wargames Illustrated, WI376, we will be getting reactions from all of them, but without further ado here’s the results!BEST WARGAME RULES/GAMEWinner: Chain of Command by Too Fat LardiesCongratulations to the Too Fat Lardies and their platoon level World War Two rules. CoC has won this category for the second year running, just seeing off Bolt Action in second and Battlegroup in third. So that’s a 1,2,3 for World War Two rules!BEST MINIATURE MANUFACTURERWinner: Perry MiniaturesThe Perry twins have scooped this coveted award for the second year in succession.A staggering 291 different manufacturers were voted for

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Wargames Illustrated 375, January 2019

Wargames Illustrated WI375 January Edition is out in stores today and comes with a FREE Cruel Seas sprue for the upcoming Cruel Seas game from Warlord Games - Order yours today!Observation postA special look at what we ‘Spotted At’… the Crisis show in Antwerp plus four more pages of what’s new and worth knowing about from elsewhere.Theme: Four Corners of the WorldColonel (Retired) Bill Gray begins our Empire Building theme by charting the Rise of Persia under Cyrus the Great, one of the great Empires of the ancient world. Bill provides a guide to their army composition, tactics and use on the tabletop.Painting Cruel Seas Torpedo BoatsA quick brushwork guide to painting our recent freebie Warlord Games Cruel Seas MTBs, PTs and S-Boats.Theme: The Ultimate Empire?Simon MacDowall continues our theme content with a look at the rise of the Roman Empire and the many wargaming opportunities offered by seven centuries of constant expansion.Of Scaffolds and Alcohol BathsWe recently visited 4Ground, to investigate their

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Wargames Illustrated 374, December 2018

Wargames Illustrated WI374 December Edition is out in stores today and comes with a FREE ship sprue for the upcoming Cruel Seas game from Warlord Games - Order yours today!Observation PostOur review of the latest products we’ve seen or been sent, including our look at books in On The Shelf.Theme: The Unkillable SoldierThe focus of this month’s theme is one man, the extraordinary soldier that was Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. He fought in at least seven conflicts, won 16 medals and distinctions (including a VC) and received eleven grievous wounds. In this introductory article find out about the military career of ‘The Unkillable Soldier’ and why he makes such a fascinating focus for gaming.Rules Showcase: Cruel SeasOn a recent visit to Warlord Games, we tried out the upcoming coastal combat rules where MTBs and E Boats duel for mastery of the seas.Theme: Adrian Carton De Wiart in the Great WarJim Graham delves deeper into the military career of our theme subject and brings us astounding tales and wargames scenar

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Strategy & Tactics 314, Jan-Feb 2019

Vikings - Raiding, Warfare, & Empire in the Dark Ages: Vikings are remembered today as ferocious warriors who wreaked havoc in Europe and the British Isles. The true story is far more complex, as they were an integral part of the emerging European Middle Ages.Other Articles:None Died Better - Last Stand at Isandlwana 22 January 1879: The Battle of Isandlwana stands as one of the worst defeats of a European army by an indigenous force.No Man's Child - Britain's Mesopotamian Campaign 1914-1918: Analysis of Britain’s Mesopotamian Campaign during World War I.Battles in the Swamp - Gully Hole Creek & Bloody Marsh: In 1742, Spanish forces invaded the British-held island of St. Simons in Georgia. Two battles there would halt the Spanish invasion and secure Britain’s southern colonies.Strategy & Tactics

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Miniature Wargames 429, January 2019

This time next week, the January issue of Miniature Wargames will be out in the shops! What's inside this month:FORWARD OBSERVERWith reports on Deep Cut Studio; Brigade; History Works; Sally 4th and more!SEND THREE AND FOURPENCEGardening in the Swat valley - an unlikely sounding scenario for Black Ops by Conrad Kinch.TOTAL FIASCOThe Editor makes his first trip to the Leeds show.COMMAND DECISIONCorunna – Spain 1809. It’s Command Decision by Jon Sutherland.ALL OR NOTHINGThe Editor slips on a hair shirt: an exploration of a self-inflicted scenario faux pas.RED STORMIt’s the cold war as might have been: the scenario is Operation Able Archer using Rapid Fire! rules.FANTASY FACTSThe usual sensor sweep of the latest products in F&SF gaming from Deep Cut; Mantic; Wild West Exodus; Brother Vinni; GZG and more!NORSE QUESTMultiple scenarios using the downloadable By Crom! system for games of valour, danger and treachery - with the odd giant, troll and dragon thrown in for good measure!WARFARE 2018The Editor takes hi

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Ancient Warfare XII. 4, Dec-Jan 2018

Ancient Warfare XII.4 with The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic eraThe first decades of the Hellenistic era are famous for the ever-growing warships of the Ptolemies, but naval warfare wasn't just about who had the biggest ships.Theme: The power of Poseidon - Naval warfare in the Hellenistic eraJasper Oorthuys, 'Big, bigger, and small - Historical introduction'.Raffaele D'Amato, 'Warrior sailors of the Ptolemies'.Andreas Forrer, 'Ports and shipsheds of Athens'.Dennis Pricolo, 'Ships to brag about'.Christa Steinby, 'Typical gadget - The Roman boarding bridge'.George Topalidis, 'The vexing vessel - On the lembos'.Features:Michael Bishop, 'Grim realism - Analyzing the Mainz column bases'.Duncan B. Campbell, 'Trusted men - The Evocati'.Ross Cowan, 'Gladius Gallicus - Celtic swords for Italic warriors'.Boris Dreyer, 'Friderica Alexandrina Navis - Reconstructing Oberstimm II'.Duncan Head, 'Bristling mercenaries - A Ligurian warrior'.Michael J.Taylor, 'Fake news from Zama?'Ancient Warfare

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Wargames Illustrated 373, November 2018

In the current issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine (WI373, November) a group of hardened campaigners discuss the relative merits of bringing their experience as re-enactors to the tabletop and vice versa.OBSERVATION POSTA special look at what we ‘Spotted At’…the Colours show in Newbury, UK, plus a close up on what was in the cabinets at the last Warlord Open Day!THEME: POLISH THUNDERColonel (Retd.) Bill Gray looks at the impact of the Husaria on the tabletop battlefield.BLACK POWDER SECOND EDITION: A FANBOY’S EYE VIEWSteve Wood, ardent fan of the Black Powder rules, takes a critical look at what’s new and worth noting in the new edition.DIFFERENT SCALE, SAME PASSIONSome hardened campaigners discuss the relative merits of bringing their experience as re-enactors to the tabletop and vice versa.THEME: THE POLISH LEGION 1795 – 1815Military historian Vincent Rospond charts the rise of the Polish Legion during the period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.MODELLING: DISTRESSING YOUR MDF BUILDINGSFollowing

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Slingshot 321

Slingshot 321 with the printers and will appear shortly.Here is a list of the contents:GuardroomThe debate continues on Egyptian chronology whilst readers examine How Hard does a Horse Hit and Wargaming War Wagons from Issue 320.Procopian WarfareRoy Boss examines the armies and fighting styles of the era of Justinian to see if there is a commonality.A Different Take on TaginaeChris Hahn wargames the small but important pre-battle skirmish in which a body of Gothic cavalry attempted to force a passage through Roman infantry to the Roman rear. The article is accompanied by diagrams giving an overview of the main battle itself.Fun Fighting Fives at FalkirkDavid Knight plays Roman-Pictish skirmishes at Big Roman Day at Falkirk against 5-year-olds - and gets trounced by one of them!Argentoratum, AD 357Patrick Waterson examines the battle between Julian and Chnodomar of the Alamans to see how well-merited Julian's reputation for generalship really was.The Society Championship Needs YouDenis Grey describes how the S

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Miniature Wargames 428, December 2018

This time next week, the December issue of Miniature Wargames will be out in the shops! What's inside this month:FORWARD OBSERVERWith reports on Mantic; Deep Cut Studio; Brigade; Battle Mat; Kallistra; Pendraken; Osprey and Copplestone Castings.SEND THREE AND FOURPENCEMr Kinch gives us his thoughts on scenery and its effects...TABLETOP GAMING LIVE 2018The Editor visits the show, takes some pictures and plays some games.CHILD SOLDIERSHow to get the next generation involved in the hobby.COMMAND DECISIONHavelock at Aong, India – July 1857. It’s Command Decision by Jon Sutherland.SELWG 2018The Editor attends the SELWG 2018 show with his camera.FANTASY FACTSThe usual glance of the latest in F&SF gaming with releases from Battle Mats; Gringo; Osprey; Antediluvian Miniatures and more!UTULIE’N AURE!The day has come! Converting and painting First Age Elven Cavalry from historical figures.ALIEN WORLDSEncouraging the next generation – part 2: rules for engaging young minds.SEND IN A GUNBOAT!Rules for naval battles w

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Miniature Wargames 425, September 2018

• A WWII duo. Scenarios in Europe for What a Tanker! And on the Eastern Front for Hell by Daylight.• Kadesh 1274BC. Another Command Decision conundrum by Jon Sutherland.• Siege Train: a Classic Tabletop Teaser used for both the 18th Century and the 27th• By Crom! A game system for playing Conan quests, plus downloadable rules with scenery and figure ideas!• Show reports: Bovington and Joy of Six• The Wargames Widow builds herself a new residence in just sheet foam• Grappling with Computers and toy soldiers? Conrad Kinch interviews game designer Arofan Gregory for Send Three and Fourpence.Miniature Wargames

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