WI333, July 2015

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THEME: THE ARMIES AND BATTLES OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Ask almost anyone to name the greatest generals of all time and it is fairly reasonable to assume that Alexander the Great’s name will be near the top of their list. Simon MacDowell kicks off this month’s Alexander four article theme with this piece on his armies and battles.

THE THIRD REICH’S LAST STAND
In this article to accompany the new Flames Of War intelligence handbook, Berlin, Wayne Turner tells us about his different approach to creating the Intelligence Briefing for the Germans.

THEME: WARGAMING HYDASPES

Alexander’s fight against Porus on the Hydaspes river in 326 BC, one of the most colourful and unusual set piece battles of the ancient world.

BDU TO OCP
Kaleb Dissenger presents a look at the changing uniforms of US military forces during the thirteen year period of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

THEME: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Simon MacDowell continues our Alexander the Great theme by turning his attention away from larger set piece battles to smaller, and possibly more manageable, tabletop encounters.

RULES SHOWCASE: FROSTGRAVE
For this month’s Showcase we invited author Joe McCullough to WIHQ to show us his new, and eagerly anticipated, game of ‘Fantasy Wargames in a Frozen City’, published by Osprey.

THEME: BATTLEDAY 2015
Seventeen games, 15 different rule sets, all playing the same battle; Hydaspes 326 BC – we report from the latest Society of Ancients Battle Day.

SHOW REPORT: SALUTE 2015
All the fun of Excel! Twelve pages on what you missed, or what you need to see again, from the world’s biggest wargames show.

FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: ARAB CAVALRY
In this Figure Spotlight, we look at the many and varied uses of the two new plastic boxed sets of cavalry from the Gripping Beast Plastics stable.

LACEPUNK…AND WHY NOT?
Barry Hilton presents a swashbuckling romp through the world of the Musketeers, including the facts behind the fiction and how re-create similar adventure on the tabletop.

MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: CREATING THATCH
Another set of quick and easy methods to help you make your house roofs look more realistic. Brought to us by Pete Harris.

SALTANOVKA 1812
In this scenario, set during the initial invasion of Russia during the summer of 1812 (so, for a change, no snow!), Adrian McWalter not only provides information on re-fighting a battle using the Black Powder rules but also provides an insight into his upcoming third Albion Triumphant supplement for Warlord Games.

GAMING SURVIVORS ©BBC
A whole campaign system for those who want to game a very British 1970’s version of life after an apocalypse, neatly packaged by Gary Mitchell.

GREAT WARRIORS: 95TH RIFLES
One of the most iconic regiments of the Napoleonic Wars. We take a look at the 95th Rifles, their actions, tactics and their most famous exponent.