Friday, 25 July 2014

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 376

The latest issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived in the post this morning, and I spent a very pleasant hour reading through it.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
  • Forward observer by Neil Shuck
  • Hollow village: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts: Towers, Transits and tentacles by John Treadaway
  • Forgetting the point: Points systems are rubbish – so get BUSKing by Andrew Rolph
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Advance on Budapest '44: Panzergrenadier Deluxe in Ostfront action by David C R Brown
  • Bridge for the taking!: Make a model of Pegasus bridge by Jeff Brown
  • The Mongols in Europe 1237-1241: Part 3: the Hungarian Campaign by Mick Sayce
  • Brunkeberg 1471: Militia defeat professionals outside Stockholm by Jan Kärrman
  • Hex encounter by Brad Harmer
  • Escaping Cromwell: The Salisbury/Banbury Mutiny, May 1649 by Graham Burke
  • The business vanishes: Why is running a wargames business so hard? by Martin Stephenson
  • The Secret Eye Candy Page: Battlegroup North, Elvington by Mark Phillips and Tim Waudby
  • Recce
  • Card games: The cheapest entry point for wargaming by Henry Hyde
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde
I particularly liked the free model of Pegasus Bridge and the surrounding buildings (which I have visited) and the article about running a wargames business. I ran my own (non-wargaming) business for twelve years, and can attest to the fact that it is not easy. I seemed to spend more time filling in forms for and making payments to the HMRC than I did running the core business. If I had tried to do that for a business that was also my hobby, I doubt that I would still be a wargamer!


  1. Pegasus Bridge

    I--Une Histoire à diffuser

    2--Un scandale à dénoncer

    Sommes à votre disposition pour toute information complémentaire….interview…….preuves historiques.

    Musée de Pegasus Bridge & Batterie de Merville

    BP 5
    14860 Ranville

  2. Françoise Gondrée,

    Many thanks for the links. I hope to look at them later today.

    All the best,