Friday, 16 October 2015

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 390

The October issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived whilst I was on my recent cruise to North America, and I've only just managed to read it.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
  • World Wide Wargaming by Henry Hyde
  • Forward observer by Neil Shuck
  • Pocket sized: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts by John Treadaway
  • Soldiers of God: A basic guide to the game by Warwick Kinrade
  • Containment: The aliens have made it to Earth ... again! by Norm Smith
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Hex encounter by Brad Harmer
  • Threemen's farm: A wargames scenario for multiple periods by Steve Jones
  • Pick your battles: Create a campaign without campaigning by Charlie M Grant
  • The Mausoleum: A unique building for Frostgrave by Tony Harwood
  • When I see sausages ...: Some thoughts on cinematic inspiration by Andy Copestake
  • Recce
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde


  1. Welcome back, Bob.
    I thought this issue had a bit too much waffle - the piece on cinematic inspiration in particular had little to say and was padded out with pictures of cinema posters/DVD covers. The Frostgrave mausoleum, too, took up more space than really necessary, since it did not appear to use any construction techniques that haven't been described in the hobby press before.
    Not one of Henry's better issues, IMHO.

  2. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

    It is great to get back home ... even though it seems to be taking an age to get back to normal.

    I have to agree that this not the most inspiring of issues, but every editor is entitled to a duff one every so often ... and Henry can only publish what has been sent in to him. I know that you send him stuff quite regularly, but I really ought to do so as well.

    All the best,


  3. Bob,
    You are quite right - and you certainly should send Henry some of your Portable wargames, battle reports &c.!
    I have a few pieces in preparation, but am kept very busy working at the moment.
    Best wishes,

  4. Jonathan Freitag,

    I do the same with most issues of Wargames Illustrated.

    All the best,


  5. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

    I have a non-wargaming writing project on the go at the moment, but once that is completed I may well try writing something for Henry.

    All the best,