Saturday, 21 September 2013

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 366

The latest issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived in the post yesterday, but I only managed to look through it this morning.


The articles included in this issue are:
  • Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
  • Forward observer by Neil Shuck
  • Are these huts just crepe?: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts: Lifting the lid on scenery by John Treadaway
  • Stop thief!: An exercise in pursuit by Daniel Mersey
  • The Wild West (According to Hollywood …) by Leslie Tipping
  • Command challenge: Encounter at Plattdorf by Henry Hyde
  • Tealight ironclads: Simple ships for naval games by Rob Young
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Suleiman’s ‘Stalingrad’: The Great Siege of Malta 1565 by Gary Mitchell
  • Last post for the toy soldier general: A tribute to Donald Featherstone, 1918 – 2013 by Chris Scott and Charles Grant
  • Wiener Planspielregeln: Combined Arms Wargaming 1940 – 1970: Part 1 by Franz Ehart
  • At play with Crooked Dice: Bonding with the SpyFi masterminds by John Treadaway
  • Recce
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde
The tribute to Donald Featherstone is an excellent summary of his life and work, and is the best obituary about him that I have read to date.

From a personal point-of-view the article about the Wiener Planspielregeln is particularly interesting, especially as the original rules were written back in 1957 and in total isolation from what was happening in the English-speaking world of wargaming.

2 comments:

  1. Its a great issue and I agree, the tribute to Don was excellent. I really enjoyed reading the reprint of Don's article about the first Wargames Convention. His description of getting nearly all the wargamers in the UK at thet time (20 or so!!!) round his house for the Con just shows how far our hobby has grown.

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  2. Lee Hadley,

    From a personal point of view it is the best issue of the magazine since Henry Hyde took over as editor.

    Wargaming has grown tremendously since the 1960s, and nowadays a group of 20 wargamers getting together would not be seen as much of an event, but back then it was.

    All the best,

    Bob

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