In this issue of Wargames Illustrated:
WARRIORS TO WAR. BATTLE OF MALDON, 991
Rick Priestley joined us for some Hail Caesar action on Gripping Beast’s Battle of Maldon demo table from Salute 2011, and this article gives you an account of the re-fight.
THE CHALLENGE OF DARK AGE GAMING
Is it possible to replicate realistic Dark Age warfare on the tabletop? Warhammer Ancient Battles II author Martin Gibbins explores this question and discusses how different rule sets deal with ‘the shieldwall’.
OH LORD , DELI VER US FROM THE FURY OF THE NORTHMEN!
Rick’s back for a second helping this issue, this time he takes on Gripping Beast’s Darren Harding at a game
of SAGA - their new Dark Age skirmish game. All the lowdown on the battle and the rules here.
THE YOUNG BRITISH SOLDIER
Andy Hoare presents a quick history of the Second Afghan War, along with a Black Powder scenario for the Battle of Ahmed Khel.
GHOST PLANES OF THE SAHARA
Using the classic movie Flight of the Phoenix as his inspiration, and factual accounts of ‘ghost planes’ in the
Sahara as a guide, Mike Haught has designed three cracking Flames Of War scenarios.
THE ALTERNATIVE BATTLE OF WORCESTER, 1651
When we spied this award winning game at Salute 2011 we knew we had to take a closer look. Andy and Neil from The Crewe Wargames Club were only too happy to take us on a tour of this splendid layout.
THE RISE AND FALL OF PERSIA
We wanted to give the new Clash of Empires supplement, The Rise and Fall of Persia, a run out, so we invited CoE author Stuart McCorquodale and CoE fan Tim Haslam down to the studio for a Greeks versus Persians battle. Read the report here.
BRIGHTON, BRENTFORD AND BARHAM
It started with a casual “I have a cracking scenario for an early WWI game” line from one of the members of the ‘Like a Stonewall Wargames Group’ and spiralled into a whole project based around the RNAS on theWestern Front. Nick Buxey takes up the story.
THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA - PART TWO
We pick up Derek Coleman’s tale of the US-Mexican War with a look at the campaign of General Zachary Taylor in northern Mexico.
PLUS we also take a look at Dr Ryan Lavelle’s Saxon Tents, Justin McConnell talks about a great school program, we have loads of photos from our trip to HISTORICON (USA), and you can find our October Reviews online.