Wargames Illustrated WI402 June 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.
NEVER MIND THE PITCHFORKS
Game Designer Andy Callan brings risings and rebellions to his medieval small battle rules Never Mind the Billhooks, providing new rules and scenarios based around Cade’s Rebellion of 1450 and the Cornish rising of 1497.
BUILDING A VACATION ARMY
Taking inspiration from a once in a lifetime trip to Sudan, Daniel Mersey puts together a wargaming army (or two) as a lasting reminder of his vacation.
Simon MacDowall shares some rules and scenarios on how to recreate small scale engagements from the Hundred Years’ War in Never Mind the Billhooks.
Jon Sutherland, author of Caliver Books’ latest American Civil War rules, explains how they were developed and their unique approach to unit creation and progression.
TURNIP28: TERRIBLE TUBERS AND BALEFUL BRASSICAS
Turnip28 creator Max Fitzgerald takes us on a winding journey through his post Napoleonic, mud encrusted, turnip infested world.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER IN DENSE BATTLE ARRAY
Karim Van Overmeire gives us a tour of the Flemish militia armies of the 14th century.
BUILDING A 3D PRINTED WINDMILL
In Wi401 James visited Winterdyne Commission Modelling to learn about 3D printing; this issue he’s got one of the City of Tarok kits they sell on the workbench.
CLASH OF SPEARS
CLASH of Spears was voted 2020’s Best Game in the Wargames Illustrated Awards, so we invited designers Alvaro and Francisco Erize to tell us about it.
“TOO GREAT A GAMBLE”
Pete Brown speculates about a possible French victory in the French and Indian War and how a wargames army could go about achieving it.
VIGNETTES on the tabletop
Noel Williams has some tabletop tales to tell and he’s using vignettes as a key narrative device!
In his ongoing, semi-regular feature, Jon Sutherland investigates the figure ranges and manufacturers that you may have missed but can’t afford to ignore.