The June 2012 issue of Wargames Illustrated. Featuring the theme of The ’45, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s gamble for the throne of England.
OF ARMIES AND MYTHS
Our Jacobite Rebellion 1745 theme content begins with an examination of the two opposing armies which took part in the conflict. You will also find some useful information on figures, rules and reference material for the campaign in this article.
HELLCATS ON THE PROWL
With the Flames Of War supplement Blood, Guts, and Glory recently released, Sean Goodison’s interest in WWII Tank Destroyers was reignited. In this article he discusses collecting a Tank Destroyer army.
THE WHAT-IFS ABOUND
The Jacobite invasion of England contained a number of historical and ‘what if’ gaming options. This article provides the reader with everything he needs to know about fighting with the Jacobites south of the border.
Hot on the heels of the release of the new Northern Fury supplement for SAGA, we visited Gripping Beast HQ and playtested the new Wooden Oaths multi-player scenario contained in the book.
MEANWHILE BACK IN SCOTLAND
Whilst the Prince was away, Lord Lewis Gordon was at play! Following the landing of more allied French troops, the Jacobites in Scotland went on the offensive in an attempt to secure their heartland. This article discusses the gaming potential in their actions.
Battlefront painter and model maker James Brown gets messy with clump foliage, paper leaves, glue and more, to bring us this article on the art of “how not to been seen” AKA camouflaging your tanks for the tabletop.
PIKE AND SHOTTE: PAVIA
We’ve teamed up with Warlord Games to bring you an extract from their new Pike and Shotte rulebook (the latest from the Black Powder stable). This scenario, and report for the Battle of Pavia 1525, will act as the perfect introduction to the rules.
MATT PARKES PAINTS: WARGAMES STANDARD
After describing the tools, equipment, paints, and techniques he uses in our first two articles, Matt now launches himself into the process of getting a unit of toy soldiers ready for some tabletop action.
NAPOLEON’S SWISS TROOPS
Following his recent Osprey book on the subject, David Greentree introduces these French allies to wargamers.
Dave Bodley, of Grand Manner, was the model maker behind our fantastic Crimean War table featured in last month’s issue. In this article, Dave takes us through his creative process when building such a big piece of terrain.
SEDGEMOOR AND MORE – PART TWO
We had a great response to the article in WI292 on the ‘Like a Stonewall Wargames Group’s’ Battle of Sedgemoor demo game, so we approached one of the other club members involved in the project and asked him to tell us more about how the battles played out and how he went about painting the Royalist army for the game
COLD WARS 2012 SHOW REPORT
It was a busy show that greeted our fearless reporter when he arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earlier this year. With attendance perhaps boosted by great weather and the promise of great gaming, Cold Wars had a lot to offer all manner of wargamers.