WWI Volume 3

WARGAMING WORLD WAR ONE
We introduce this month’s theme with an article that looks beyond the stalemate of World War One on the Western Front and sells the concept of gaming the conflict on a global scale.

FROM ARMED TO ARMOURED
As part of our ongoing Evolution of the Tank series, prolific modeller and wargamer Nick Buxey provides us with an extensive look at the development of armoured trains in the 19th Century and then the armoured cars of the early 20th Century.

BRIGHTON, BRENTFIELD, AND BARHAM
It started with a casual “I have a cracking scenario for an early WWI game” line from one of the members of the ‘Like a Stonewall Wargames Group’ and spiralled into a whole project based around the RNAS on the Western Front. Nick Buxey takes up the story….

THE FIRST TANKS ON THE WESTERN FRONT
World War One enthusiast Chris Peers presents the latest article in our Evolution of the Tank series, this time looking at what we, today, recognize as the first actual ‘tanks’. He describes their introduction to the battlefield, and the struggles to come to grips with their strengths and weaknesses.

CAPORETTO, 1917
The WWI Italian front is an often overlooked wargaming theatre. Here we provide inspiration, background and a scenario for the greatest battle of the conflict.

BATTLE OF THE SOLSTICE,1918
We open up the Italian Front to some wargaming action in this article, as we introduce gaming ideas for Austro-Hungary’s final assault against the Italians.

ELOPE TO ARCHANGEL
Stephen Crighton presents his findings on the British involvement in the Russian Civil War, and offers up a number of gaming ideas that pit the men of the North Russia Relief Force against the Bolsheviks.