Miniature Wargames with Battlegames Issue 382Posted: January 22, 2015
The articles included in this issue are:
- Briefing (i.e. the editorial) by Henry Hyde
- World Wide Wargaming by Henry Hyde
- Forward observer by Neil Shuck
- Hanky planky: The continuing tales of a wargames widow by Diane Sutherland
- Fantasy Facts by John Treadaway
- Debacle on the Danube: Designing a campaign game by Steve Jones
- Gravelines: Wargaming with Vauban fortresses: part 3 by Henry Hyde
- Hammerhead 2015: Official Show Guide
- Send three and fourpence by Conrad Kinch
- Mongol campaigns in Syria: Part 2: The Battle of Hims, 1281 by Mick Sayce
- Passing the torch by Mike Hobbs
- Rapid Fire is 21: How a ruleset can remain popular for decades by Richard Marsh
- The Battlegames Combat Stress Appeal report by Henry Hyde
- Hex encounter by Brad Harmer
- The Featherstone Annual Tribute by Henry Hyde
The first thing that struck me as I read through this issue was the fact that RAPID FIRE was celebrating its twenty first year in print. I must admit that I had not realised that it had been around for quite so long, and although I have never used them (I prefer to fight my World War II wargames at a slightly higher command level), I did find them inspirational.
Other items of note are:
- A mention of Conrad Kinch‘s JOY AND FORGETFULNESS blog in the World Wide Wargaming section
- Conrad Kinch‘s own Send three and fourpence section, which looks at ways in which limited ammunition supply can be represented on the tabletop
- Steve Jones’s Debacle on the Danube article, which describes how he set up this particular wargames campaign and that includes a description of how he created his campaign map, the Orders of Battle of both sides, and his simple campaign rules. Lots of useful and informative stuff.
Yet another excellent issue of what has become my favourite wargames magazine.