In this issue of Wargames Illustrated:
THE EAGLE AND THE BEAR
Neil Smith provides the background behind the French Emperor’s decision to march an army across his Empire, and then as far again into the teeth of the "Russian Bear", where normal expectations were thrown out of the window.
When the Russian army finally turned to give fight to the invading French, it was near a small town called Borodino. Bill Gray will show that curious decisions and fractious subordinates would mean that the although the invaders took the field and then Moscow, there would be no victory in sight for Napoleon.
BAYONETS AND BLADES
Regular contributor Barry Hilton just happened to run a "Borodino" weekender earlier this year. Here he presents the Republic to Empire scenario used, along with a report of the action on the "Fléches" table and lots of great photos.
THE BEAR AND THE EAGLE
In the theme conclusion, Neil Smith follows Napoleon’s army back to the Empire, harrying its flanks like a determined Cossack horseman. We learn that it wasn’t all "General Winter" that Europe had to thank for the destruction of the Grande Armeé.
HELL AT CASSINO PART 2
Last month we brought you the first part of a report in which the team from the Battlefront Design Studio scaled, or defended, the heights of Monte Cassino in their refight of this classic WWII encounter, using the new Flames Of War ‘Infantry Aces’ campaign rules. Here is the conclusion.
WHAT IS CLASH OF EMPIRES?
The authour of Clash of Empires; Stuart McCorquodale takes us through the develpment of his new rules published by Great Escape Games.
THEY'RE FREE YOU KNOW!
Many Flames Of War players will know of all the company and battalion Intelligence Briefings available in the FOW books. Not everybody is familiar with the large number of free Intelligence Briefings we have available on the FOW website. We spend some time introducing these forces.
DRESSING UP FOR WAR
Bringing a dash of colour and élan to the battlefields of the American Civil War; Zouave regiments can add much needed colour at an ACW tabletop.
Following an introduction from the author; Rick Priestley, we present an extract from the new Warlord Games rules - Hail Caesar featuring Huns versus Romans.
HOW TO BUILD...A DICE TOWER
Paul Davies shows us how to build this simple, yet incredibly handy, dice-rolling tower for your table.
PLUS we also take a look at Adepticon 2011 (USA), Salute 2011 (UK) and you can find our July Reviews online.