Wargames Illustrated WI420 December 2022 Edition
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Your fellow wargamers talk teddy bears and (bang on trend!) Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne.
10mm War of Spanish Succession, medieval civilians, World War Two raids, and rampant sci-fi all feature in this month’s OP.
See what’s bleeping on Dom’s radar this month.
FULL PAPER JACKET
Your roundup of new and forthcoming wargamer-worthy military history books.
THEME: DESIGNER’S NOTES –
NEVER MIND THE BILLHOOKS
With the imminent release of the all-singing, all-dancing version of Billhooks, we asked author Andy Callan to give us the backstory on the revamped rules and a guided tour of the new sections.
Wi Editor Dan reports on his recent trip to Hamburger Tactica, 2022 – Germany’s premier wargames show.
JUST TALKING BILLHOOKS
Keen Billhooker Mike Peters presents a guide to the game’s core units (with a focus on the Wars of the Roses) and highlights a few of the new treats he found in his pre-release peek at Never Mind the Billhooks Deluxe.
HOW TO… BUILD AN OLD WEST MINE
Paul Davies builds an impressive wooden mine head and track, ready for some quick draw gold rush action.
PAINTING HARRY HOTSPUR
Callum France shares his work on our Giants in Miniature release of Sir Henry Percy (aka Harry Hotspur), and explains how he achieved the shiny finish on Harry’s realistic metal armour. You can apply Callum’s approach to armour from various periods.
HAIL AGAIN CAESAR!
Warlord Games have announced the arrival of the second edition of the popular Hail Caesar rules. We asked Rick Priestley what we might expect to see the second time around.
Never Mind the Billhooks author Andy Callan presents a scenario for Italia; one of the new theatres in Billhooks Deluxe.
SILVER BAYONET SOCIETY FINALE – PART TWO
Our Silver Bayonet adventurers explore the lower depths beneath the Siege of Cadiz and face a fearsome final enemy in the concluding part of our campaign.
A FOOTSORE MINIATURES MEDIEVAL DIORAMA
Painter Callum France shows how he made a versatile display base for various Footsore Miniatures medieval peasant figures.
THE OTHER PARTIZAN 2022
The Wi team head to the second Partizan of the year and are blown away by a bounty of beautiful gaming tables!