Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy, Issue 58

My wife gave me a subscription to Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy for Christmas. I asked for the digital version and received my first issue, number 58, within a few days of the order. This is a great issue. The theme is the 1809 war between the french and Austrians. What great timing, I'm painting Austrians!
The cover has a small diorama of Austrians marching through the mud. I plan to use the painting techniques from one of the articles to do a base of Austrians ro Volley and Bayonet crossing a muddy field.
There are also rules for Napoleonic skirmish level play, including a scenario, and a set of rules where each stand is a brigade. There i a scenario and OB for Aspern-Essling. A review of Napoleonic rules and miniatures round out the 1809 portion of this issue.:

There's also an article for gaming the defense of the hospital at Rorke's Drift, including instructionss to build a hospital model. It's one of those periods I have been able to avoid up to this point. After reading the article, I'm tempted.

Figure reviews, book reviews, columns, as i said before, it's a good issue. It's also a good value about $20 for a one year, six issue, digital subscription.

6 comments:

  1. What an excellent pressie!! It's a great magazine, one of my favourites!

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  2. I subscribed old school hard copies. Great mag.

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  3. Can't wait to see what you put together next.

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  4. If you need further advice on how to do the muddying your figs, feel free to ask on my blog. My original (and quite babbling) article had to be cut back a fair bit, so some explanations were abbreviated.
    Cheers
    SG

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  5. Thanks for the offer. You have a great blog; I'm following.

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