Wargames Illustrated WI426 June 2023 Edition
We review new books, miniatures, and terrain in this month’s OP.
Dom Sore highlights some of the more eclectic new and upcoming wargaming releases in his regular column.
Check out what hobby creativity our readers have been up to.
BUILDING A MEDIEVAL NAVY
Steve Wood is our man at the helm, guiding new players as they set sail into their Boathooks navy building adventures.
Salute was back with a bang this year and we have a report on the best of the show.
MEN, MYTHS AND MONSTERS
Chris Swan turns a lifelong passion for Greek mythology and its Hollywood representation into a new tabletop wargame.
Veteran player Mike Peters reports on the latest Billhooks BASH.
VIKINGS VS ANGLO SAXONS
Sébastien Clément discusses the making of his victorious Salute 2023 Painting Competition entry.
HOW DID I MISS…
DEAD MAN’S HAND?
James takes on his first-ever game of Dead Man’s Hand against the game’s designer, Mark Wheatley.
BUILDING A BOATHOOKS GALLEY
Shipmaster Steve Wood shows how he constructed an imply medieval galley from basic materials.
GAMECHANGERS – READERS’ REFLECTIONS
Plenty of you enjoyed Wi424’s Wise Old Men interview and sent in some of your own gamechangers.
KITBASHING A WARBAND FOR THE DOOMED
Ana Polanšćak takes us through the process of kitbashing a warband for Osprey’s new ‘grimdark’ skirmish game.
Never Mind the Boathooks FREE with this issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine.
Wi426 comes bagged with a 16-page free rulebook: Never Mind the Boathooks. It’s the nautical neighbour of our successful medieval rules Never Mind the Billhooks, but it’s stand-alone set
of rules, supported by downloadable cards and tokens. Players take to the high seas in a handful of 28mm scale medieval cogs and galleys in an effort to board their opponents’ vessels and strike their colours.