Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 368

The latest issue of MINIATURE WARGAMES WITH BATTLEGAMES magazine arrived in the post this afternoon.

The articles included in this issue are:

  • Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
  • Forward observer by Neil Shuck
  • Make yer wagon!: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
  • Fantasy Facts: New miniatures and scenery for genre fans by John Treadaway
  • Diamonds are forever: Imagi-nations fight for a glittering prize by Paul Bright, Mark Phillips, Tim Hall, and Andy McMaster
  • Mission: Baston House School: We go in at dawn! by John Treadaway
  • Command challenge: A river crossing mini-campaign by Andrew Rolph
  • Why are many rulesets so complex? : The curse of confusing wargames rules by Martin Stephenson
  • Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
  • Salamanca’s siren call: Part 4: Napoleonic command and control by Henry Hyde
  • Battle of the Kura River: The longest reconnaissance in the world part 1 by Mick Sayce
  • Canaanites for Christmas: Become a biblical warlord on a budget by Jim Webster
  • Canaletto or canal grande?: Making waterways for wargames by Malcolm Johnson and Dave Tuck
  • Recce
  • The Featherstone Annual Tribute
  • The Secret Eye Candy Pages: Crisis 2013 by Henry Hyde
  • The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde

Henry Hyde has put together yet another great issue with lots to interest most wargamers.

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4 Comments on “Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 368”

  1. arthur1815 says:

    Bob,
    A good issue of MWBG indeed. You really should persuade Henry to publish some of your Portable Wargame rules to show that it IS possible to avoid the sort of brain-numbing, unreadable complexity/confusion described by Martin Stephenson.

    I acquired a damaged copy of FoGR but soon despaired of ever being able to read it, let alone play a game with it!

    Regards,
    Arthur

  2. Arthur1815,

    You are right … I ought to approach Henry Hyde about publishing an article (or two?) about my Portable Wargame rules. With Christmas coming up, I might have the time to put something together.

    I read Martin Stephenson's article with interest, and agree with his basic premise that complex logic produces complex rules. By keeping things as simple as possible you have to accept compromises … but better a compromise than something that is so complex that you need to have a legal degree to understand it!

    FoGR sounds quite awful … but it sells! A triumph of 'look' over content perhaps?

    All the best,

    Bob

  3. Lee Hadley says:

    I recieved my digital copy a few days ago but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet aside from a quick 'flick' through the pages. Looks like another great issue, I'll make some time to sit and read it tonight.

  4. Lee Hadley,

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and I am very pleased that I bought a subscription.

    All the best,

    Bob


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