WI335, September 2015

THEME: THE ESSENCE OF WARGAMING?
In our lead article for this month’s theme, we discuss the world of ‘What if…?’ and how it relates to the hobby as a whole.

THE SEARCH FOR BLITZKRIEG
A look at World War I tank tactics and how to create an army list using the Great War rules for Flames Of War.

THEME: WHITEHALL DOWN!
German Operation Sea Lion in microcosm as Winston Churchill and assorted British resistance fighters battle with glider-borne Fallschirmjager in Whitehall.

ROMANCE OF TWO KINGDOMS
Scott Perry presents a study of the British Auxiliary Legion during the Carlist War.

THEME: SCRATCH ONE BATTLEWAGON
Advances in weapons technology during the 1930’s had a profound effect on the naval war in the Pacific. But ‘What if…?’ other routes had been taken?

HOW TO… CREATE YOUR OWN WATERSLIDE TRANSFERS
Paul Davies needed to re-decorate his 20th Century buildings but he had a particular set of designs in mind…

THEME: CONTACT! WAIT OUT!
If the USSR had invaded Western Europe in the 1980’s, what tactics would they have used? Military insider Jeremy Richardson provides the answers.

A PRELUDE TO WATERLOO – 18TH CENTURY STYLE
Assorted noble members of the Military Gentleman’s Forum attended Partizan 2015 in Newark with two interesting takes on Waterloo Anniversary gaming.

THEME: OPERATION MIKADO
During the 1982 Falklands War, the British SAS were tasked with planning an assault upon Argentina itself. The raid never took place but Roger Gerrish asks ‘What if…?’

GUERRILLAS IN THE MIST
Nick Buxey recounts the tale of guerrilla operations and the men who hunted them during the American Civil War.

DESIGNERS NOTES: THIRD GENERATION WARFARE
The author talks us through this new set of Cold War era rules and accompanying comprehensive data book.

MODELLING TRICKS AND TIPS: FLAGSTONE TERRAIN
Paul Davies returns with his thoughts on how to create areas of flagstones for the wargames table.

MORE GREAT WAR TANKS
The Flames Of War team present a guide on how to integrate French tanks into
your Great War games.

FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: A VEHICULAR VARIETY
This month’s in depth look at some new figures, this month it’s Mantic trucks.

DESIGNERS NOTES: DOING GOD’S WORK
The author’s guide to his new Soldiers of God Crusader era rules.

SHOW REPORT: BATTLEGROUP SOUTH 2015
A showcase of the best games to be found at this show held at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset.

GREAT WARRIORS: GERMAN GRENADIERS
A brief, informative look at the reality of the fighting men behind the Warlord Games plastic boxed set.

FIGHTING TALK: WHAT? ERLOO
Barry Hilton recounts his experience of the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo.