Wargames Illustrated WI401 May 2021 Edition
This issues content
Wi Readers fill us in on their hobby exploits.
New hobby releases under the microscope.
FULL PAPER JACKET
Our monthly look at intriguing books.
THEME: TALKING STARGRAVE
We get insider insight from Stargrave’s prolific designer Joseph McCullough, learn about his new sci-fi game, and how he’s gone from fantasy to futuristic.
CONVERTING WITH ULTRACAST
15mm conversion champion Bob Amey takes some Ultracast Ancients from PSC and makes them his own.
THEME: STEAMPUNK RELOAD
In Her Majesty’s Name returns and half of The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare (designer Craig Cartmell) is here to tell us all about it.
A WW2 ANDERSON SHELTER AND GARDEN
Andrew Pearsall’s made an Anderson Shelter in an attempt to use up his leftover corrugated cardboard. He shows us how to replicate this great build!
THEME: BUILDING A TERRAIN EMPIRE (ONE LAYER AT A TIME)
Roving reporter James talks 3D printing with Winterdyne Commission Modelling’s Maz Wiernikowski.
THEME: SPQR AUTHOR Q&A
We grabbed SPQR author Matthew Sprange by the pilum, quizzed him about his skirmish game’s new Revised Edition, and enquired about the best ways to use this month’s free frame of Romans in the game.
WINTER WAR – MAKING A FINNISH PLATOON
When Manuel Barros Silva decided to play Bolt Action, he wanted to make a competitive, visually appealing army. As this ‘Making of’ shows, he did just that with his Winter War Finns.
THEME: HOLISTIC NAPOLEONIC
More than a decade since Lasalle first shook things up in the wargaming world, author Sam A. Mustafa talks to us about its new second edition.
HOW TO … BUILD AN ARMOURED TRACTION ENGINE
Paul Davies presents a versatile vehicle building project.
THEME: FORTY (PLUS) YEARS OF MINI MAKING
We talk to Dixon Miniatures about the challenges and pleasures of keeping a miniatures company going through the decades.
FRAME FOCUS: CAESAR’S LEGIONS
Paul Leach delves into historical records and the Roman scenarios in SPQR’s Revised Edition, discovering battles your free Caesarian Roman minis can participate in.
THEME: THE ART OF 4th EDITION
Hervé Caille guides us through his L’Art de la Guerre rules, which take in the modest spectrum of 4,500 years of warfare!
ONE FOOT IN THE WAVE(S)
Barry Hilton is known for the large battles he recreates on the tabletop but here he shows us size isn’t everything; presenting a naval game on a single one-foot square board.
PAINTING COMPETITION ENTRANTS’ GALLERY!
The entries to our five-year anniversary GiM painting competition are in and we’ve got a gallery packed with flashy photos!