Wargames Illustrated WI408 December 2021 Edition

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Wargames Illustrated WI408 December 2021 Edition

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QUICK FIRE!
Wargamers from around the world give us insight on their latest hobby proje14cts.

OBSERVATION POST
News and reviews of the latest miniatures and rulebooks.

RELEASE RADAR
Neil Smith tries to fill up more of your shelf space with this month’s exciting book releases.

THEME:
WATERLOO GOES EPIC
This month’s free Heavy Cavalry frame is a tantalising taster of Warlord Games’ new Black Powder: Epic Battles – The Waterloo Campaign range. We infiltrated Warlord HQ and quizzed boss man John Stallard and Head of Studio Production, Paul Sawyer, and what’s ahead.

THE GREAT BRITISH KITBASH
Gee Walsh kitbashes a selection of Warlord Games plastics and makes figures for some of WWII’s more unusual and less commonly available British units.

THEME:
EPIC NAPOLEONIC HEAVY CAVALRY
We show you the different options on this month’s free British and French Heavy Cavalry frames before Marc applies his brushstrokes to British Heavy Dragoons.

THE SILVER BAYONET SOCIETY – PART TWO
James, The Silver Bayonet Society campaign’s GM, tells us how Wi’s campaign will begin and talks about our practice games.

THEME:
GO BIG OR GO HOME
Game Designer, Sam A. Mustafa shares half a century of observation, experience, and experimentation in wargaming big Napoleonic battles.

PARTIZAN 2021: BEST IN SHOW
We take a look at the worthy winner of Best in Show at the recent Partizan Convention in Newark, England; A Descent on the French Coast, presented by The Friends of a Military Gentleman.

THEME:
PAINTING BICORNE NAPOLEONIC PERSONALITIES
Paul Mackay paints some legends of the Napoleonic period and shows us his approach to getting a group of character models finished in a jiffy.

A JOURNEY INTO THE APOCALYPSE
Geek Nation Tours’ Teras Cassidy travelled to Wasteland Weekend and managed to find tabletop gaming amidst the wild tribes, converted cars, and vehicular mayhem.

THEME:
IT’S HIP TO FORM SQUARE
Pete Brown considers history versus rules when it comes to squares – that impressive Napoleonic warfare formation we know and love.

SYSTEMATIC STARGRAVE SPEED PAINTING
We share a speed painting approach that uses Citadel Contrast paints and an airbrush; painter Marc completes a ‘quick and dirty’ dozen Stargrave figures in about twelve hours.

THEME:
SOFTENING UP: NAPOLEONIC ARTILLERY IN COMBAT
Jim Graham and Neil Smith present a beginner’s guide to wargaming with Napoleonic artillery.