Wargames Illustrated is the world’s premier tabletop gaming magazine.

It is published every month in both print and digital formats. This website supports the digital format of the magazine AKA: WI Digital.


It’s an ‘electronic magazine’ version of Wargames Illustrated and is available for Apple iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablet devices.

It contains all the same content as the printed magazine but with ‘dynamic’ extras.


WI Digital is available for the iPad , Kindle and Android , via iTunes the Amazon Store and Google Play.



You can get to these stores via the relevant App on your device




  • Once you are in the App Store search for ‘Wargames Illustrated’.
  • Click to download the App.
  • The App itself is free, it’s only when you download a magazine or subscription that you pay.

For more information on downloading Apps click here


The electronic version of Wargames Illustrated contains all the content from the printed magazine PLUS bonus dynamic content.


WI Digital allows you to interact with Wargames Illustrated and your hobby like never before!


Each month WI Digital includes a short movie related to one of our articles. In recent issues we have featured ‘fly-pasts’ and detailed looks at miniature battlefields, interviews with games designers and post game reactions from players.


360-degree figure spins

Viewing WI on your tablet allows you to take 360-degree views of several miniatures and models in the issue.

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Photo Galleries

Space isn’t such a big issue with WI digital, so you will find several galleries containing photos we can’t fit in the printed magazine.

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Bonus Content

More space allows us to include more written content as well – we regularly include bonus text from our contributors.

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A subscription to the digital version of Wargames Illustrated constitutes a considerable saving on the price of a one-year hard copy subscription. As shown in the price examples below –

UK £44.99 – US $59.99 – EU €59.99
Single issues are cheaper too -
 UK £4.49 – US $5.99 – EU € 5.99
We hope you agree this represents great value for money, underlining Wargames Illustrated’s commitment to offering an affordable as well as easily accessible version of the world’s best selling wargames magazine.


The WI Digital App is FREE to download and we also offer a FREE sample version of the magazine for you to take a look at before you commit to purchasing.


  • WI Digital offers ‘pinch-and-zoom’ this allows you to zoom in on any area of the magazine.
  • WI Digital is available for all tablet devices; IT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PC OR MAC DESKTOP/LAPTOP COMPUTERS.
  • Current subscriptions from the printed magazine are non-transferable to digital.
  • We remain equally committed to the printed version of the Wargames Illustrated – the printed version of the magazine will continue to be produced on a monthly basis.


  • David Drage says:

    I just bought the colonial compendium Vol. 5 It doesn’t feature any colonial articles, being all about the US Mexican war. Vol. 6 is great, back up to standard, but volume 5was a complete waste of time to a colonial player…

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi David,

      it was a bit difficult knowing quite where to fit the articles on the US-Mexican War into our archive, Colonial felt like the best place. It’s always a good idea to check out the full content list for our archive volumes to make sure what you are buying is right for you. You can do that by following this link http://wi-digital.net/archive-articles/

  • Leslie Jones says:

    Resolved to my satisfaction.. It all works properly when I lock the iPad in portal mode.

  • Paul webb says:

    I have a kindle fire. I live in the US and purchased the July edition 2 days ago and while I have been charged for it, it he not yet appeared in my library. Why is this

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi Paul,

      I would first recommend that you try turning your kindle off and on as this will close the app and allow it to cheek what content you have assess to. If this does not allow you download the issue then please send me your ‘Device ID’ you can find this by tapping on the wi logo in the top left then ‘About’.

      I hope this helps,

  • Leslie Jones says:

    When I try to open a magazine all I get is a greyed out screen with an iPad in portrait and landscape. I can not get out of this screen to view the content. I have tried holding my finger down etc but nothing works. What can I do?

  • I cannot get access to any of the magazines I have tried to pay for or have paid for all this app does is shows me the sample digital 10 pages on loop none of the other controls work so I cannot access anything but the sample yet I keep on getting told there are new magazines available someone check and what is going on And yes I have turned my iPad off and on

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi Paul, If you hold your finger down on the screen for a second and menu should appear and allow you to access the library? Is this not the case?

      Thank you,