Monday, 26 October 2015

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 391

The November issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived in Saturday's post and I managed to read it over the weekend.

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
  • Grecian farm: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts by John Treadaway
  • Cruising for a bruising: British tanks in the Desert War 1940-41 by Daniel Mersey
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Apocyrphal Well revisited: An homage to Charles Grant and 'The Ancient Wargame' by Dave Tuck and Malc Johnson
  • The pleasant land of counterpane: A neglected place to wargame by Arthur Harman
  • Hex encounter by Brad Harmer
  • Be a storage Scrooge: Bargain boxing for your military miniature by Allan Timms
  • Are you inspired by dice?: Further thoughts on inspiration by Andy Copestake
  • Colours 2015, Newbury by John Treadaway
  • The Other Partizan 2015 by Neil Shuck
  • Recce
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde
I thought that this issue was better than the October one, and as someone who has an interest in the inter-war and early World War II periods, it was nice to see Daniel Mersey's article Cruising for a bruising about the British tanks that were used during the early years of the Desert War. Arthur Harman's article The pleasant land of counterpane reminded me of some of my earliest teenage wargames, which were fought out on my single bed or the floor of the room that I shared with my brother. It also put me in mind of the wargames fought by John Sandars on his bed, at least one of which was featured on the pages his book AN INTRODUCTION TO WARGAMING.


  1. That is a very handsome mag cover in this month's issue. Are the chariots featured in an article within?

  2. Jonathan Freitag,

    The chariots are featured in the photos that go alongside the APOCRYPHAL WELL REVISITED article.

    All the best,


  3. I recall the John Sandars book from many years ago: a minor classic of the genre. I used to have a copy of his Airfix book on the Eighth Army - a very useful little volume.

  4. Archduke Piccolo,

    I have a copy of John Sandar's book ... and it is full of good ideas. I used the rules when they were published, and I felt that they worked extremely well.

    I also had a copy of the Airfix Guide that he wrote, and I remember trying to use his building methods to produce several AFVs and soft-skin vehicles.

    All the best,