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.


  • Robert Macqueen says:

    Have subscribed for the year but have no option to download December issue. Have you forgotten me or have I c*cked up?

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi Robert, are you using an ipad or an android device?

      If you are on an iPad if you tap on the gear in the top right and then ‘missing issue?’ this should make the issue available to download. If you are an android if you turn the tablet off and back on this should fully close the app and make the issue available when it is next opened.

      Hope this helps,

  • Steve B says:

    Latest issue (Barbarossa one) is showing as available but when I press download nothing is happening. Help!

  • Gary States says:

    I purchased the Napoleonic articles when WI became digital sometime ago. With your updates now make multiple volumes, my purchases have vanished. How can I access them again? I should not have to pay again because WI decided to change how the articles are arranged.

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi Gary,
      If you tap on the ‘Missing issues’ icon this will give you access to all the issues you own. More information on this can be found under the FAQ section.


  • Mike Kistler says:

    I am using iPad 3. Most recent iOS 8 update.

  • Peter Hockaday says:

    I have just purchased a year’s subscription to WI Digital after my paper subscription expired with the October issue. I was surprised to see that the first download offered to me is the October issue, whiich of course I already have in paper format! I expected my subscription would start with the November issue as it is due out any day now. Is there any way to fix this?


    Peter Hockaday

    • Mark From WI Mark From WI says:

      Hi Peter,

      Sadly as all payments are made through your preferred app store we have no control over payments or subscriptions. When you start your subscription your first issue will be the current latest issue available.