Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Miniature Wargames Issue 417

The latest issue of Miniature Wargames arrived whilst I was away, and I finally managed to read it yesterday.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • Welcome (i.e. the editorial) by John Treadaway
  • Forward observer
  • Send three and fourpence: To the victor the spoils: A Black Ops scenario set in an alternative 1979 Britain by Conrad Kinch
  • Nothing more gallant: A series of delaying action scenarios for 'black powder' warfare by Arthur Harman
  • Embracing Crisis: A show report about Crisis 2017, Antwerp by John Treadaway
  • Pig pen pandemonium by John Treadaway
  • Darker Horizons
    • Fantasy Facts
    • Alien3: A labour of love: Building the Prodos APC from Aliens by Graham Green
    • Stars & Lasers: A set of universal Space Ship rules by Mac Cross
  • Bayonet & Ideology: Giving Youth a Chance by David Ward
  • Recce
  • Burnt offerings: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Warfare: A show report about Warfare 2017, Reading by John Treadaway
  • Club Directory
So what did I particularly enjoy in this issue?
  • One the scenario front, the two that are included in Conrad Kinch's column could easily be adapted for other places and other times, and
  • The scenario/mini-campaign outlined in Arthur Harman's Nothing more gallant cries out to be re-fought ... and not necessarily with Napoleonic figures as shown in the article's illustrations.
  • John Treadaway's show report about Crisis 2017 further reinforced my opinion that I really ought to pay this show a visit sooner rather than later.


  1. Tell me more about the editors Crisis report.

    I have to drive across town to the only newsagent that stocks MW and I'm not in great shape at the moment.

    1. Jim Duncan,

      Stay home and keep warm. A solution to your question may already be on its way to you.

      All the best,


  2. Jim
    future reference, there are online newsagents such as and other sites that sell single past ad current issues of magazines including MW if you do not want to subscribe. Not cheap, as you can pay a pound or two extra for delivery. Mark, Man of TIN

    1. MIN ManofTin (Mark),

      That sounds like a very useful service. Thanks for the link.

      All the best,


  3. Glad you liked the scenario Bob. The original inspiration was the French Resistance and the Milice, but I reckon it could be adapted to any insurgency.

    1. Conrad Kinch,

      It did strike me as being a very adaptable scenario, and I can see VBCW enthusiasts using it.

      All the best,



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