Friday, 22 November 2013

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 368

The latest issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived in the post this afternoon.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
  • Forward observer by Neil Shuck
  • Make yer wagon!: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts: New miniatures and scenery for genre fans by John Treadaway
  • Diamonds are forever: Imagi-nations fight for a glittering prize by Paul Bright, Mark Phillips, Tim Hall, and Andy McMaster
  • Mission: Baston House School: We go in at dawn! by John Treadaway
  • Command challenge: A river crossing mini-campaign by Andrew Rolph
  • Why are many rulesets so complex? : The curse of confusing wargames rules by Martin Stephenson
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Salamanca's siren call: Part 4: Napoleonic command and control by Henry Hyde
  • Battle of the Kura River: The longest reconnaissance in the world part 1 by Mick Sayce
  • Canaanites for Christmas: Become a biblical warlord on a budget by Jim Webster
  • Canaletto or canal grande?: Making waterways for wargames by Malcolm Johnson and Dave Tuck
  • Recce
  • The Featherstone Annual Tribute
  • The Secret Eye Candy Pages: Crisis 2013 by Henry Hyde
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde
Henry Hyde has put together yet another great issue with lots to interest most wargamers.


  1. Bob,
    A good issue of MWBG indeed. You really should persuade Henry to publish some of your Portable Wargame rules to show that it IS possible to avoid the sort of brain-numbing, unreadable complexity/confusion described by Martin Stephenson.

    I acquired a damaged copy of FoGR but soon despaired of ever being able to read it, let alone play a game with it!


  2. Arthur1815,

    You are right ... I ought to approach Henry Hyde about publishing an article (or two?) about my Portable Wargame rules. With Christmas coming up, I might have the time to put something together.

    I read Martin Stephenson's article with interest, and agree with his basic premise that complex logic produces complex rules. By keeping things as simple as possible you have to accept compromises ... but better a compromise than something that is so complex that you need to have a legal degree to understand it!

    FoGR sounds quite awful ... but it sells! A triumph of 'look' over content perhaps?

    All the best,


  3. I recieved my digital copy a few days ago but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet aside from a quick 'flick' through the pages. Looks like another great issue, I'll make some time to sit and read it tonight.

  4. Lee Hadley,

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and I am very pleased that I bought a subscription.

    All the best,



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