WI324, October 2014

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO 20MM MODERNS?
Having asked this question, Sub-Editor Wayne Bollands enlists the assistance of the Leicester Phat Cats Gaming Club for a day of Modern gaming at WIHQ in a quest to answer it.

THE SOVIET BARBAROSSA SURPRISE
As a precursor to the upcoming release of Barbarossa, Wayne Turner of the Battlefront studio team discusses two of the most important Soviet tank designs of World War Two – the T-34 and the KV.

THE COLD WAR TURNED HOT
Author Harvey Black presents a personalized, informed summary of a history that almost was, and provides a generic scenario for an action during the early days of World War Three.

FOUR CHURCHES AND A MEETING HOUSE
Nick Buxey provides an insight into how he creates buildings for tabletop usage, focusing upon five distinct versions of similar buildings.

MISSILES AWAY!
Roger Gerrish invites us to take a look into the world of Modern Naval warfare, offering his own perspective on history, rules and miniatures.

HISTORICON 2014
Our regular report and round-up of this major US convention contains an account of a game played and plenty of photographs to please the eye of even the most jaded of gamers!

TEACHING AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
New contributor Phil Lewis takes us on a step-by-step journey through how to convert a Flames Of War Vietnam-Era M113 into the current M113A3. Yes, that is one of the excellent 15mm plastic kits!

RULES SHOWCASE: LAND OF THE FREE
An account of an AWI battle fought between gentlemen using the soon-to-be released Land of the Free rules from Osprey Publishing. What’s that coming over the hill? Oh, it’s an entire brigade of Redcoats!

TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW
Taking a look into the not-too-distant future, Roger Gerrish considers how warfare may change and how to wargame one or more possible versions of the shape of things to come.

“WITH GREAT BOLDNESS”
Building upon his previous background article, Bob Giglio of HMGS offers us a scenario full of ideas for re-creating a historical action fought on the North West Frontier.

ASSAULTING 4GROUND’S LA HAYE SAINTE
Alan Perry provides a gloriously pictorial account of a game that uses the marvellous 4Ground version of an historically important building as its centrepiece.

THE JAPANESE IN MALAYA
Steve Dake presents a cornucopia of information, from the historical to modeling tips, regarding the Japanese assault upon Malaysia during World War Two.

BATTLEGROUP SOUTH 2014
Roving reporter Paul Davies heads to one of his favourite shows of the year held at the Bovington Tank Museum in Hampshire, UK.

FIGHTING TALK: HOPELESSLY ROMANTIC
Barry Hilton expounds upon the choice of thousands of wargamers who seemingly happily back the losing side in almost every conflict they game.


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