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    John Treadaway
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    It’s ssue 463 of Miniature Wargames and we have another great selection of rules and scenarios.

    On the cover we have Stargrave: an exclusive scenario called Stuck in the Middle with you by our Send 3 and 4 pence columnist Conrad Kinch. It’s aimed at the very latest SF skirmish system by Joe McCullough, published by Osprey.

    There’s an interview Q&A with Battle Systems plus a construction guide for a Market Stall card miniature and – for those buying the print version – there’s a free miniature right on the front cover!

    In the Battle of Maida we have Napoleon in Italy: July 1806. There’s a scenario plus free downloadable rules, and it’s the first of a Napoleonic ‘double bill’ in this issue.

    And for the second visit to the Napoleonic wars we have Command Decision. In a La Haye Sainte conundrum, it’s a trip to Belgium in 1815 and the question to answer is ‘are you Prussian enough?’

    For a second SF outing with have A Policeman’s Lot. This is an SF scenario set in the Hellfire universe but equally adaptable to almost any background or even scale (written for use with 6mm troops, the game is photographed with 15mm).

    When the Boat comes in is a WWII outing which features an interesting combination of Commandos, Kayaks & Cockleshell Heroes. There’s a scenario and simple rules all done with 20mm and scratch builds.

    On the subject of scratch builds, our feature this month is a Roman/Gaul defence tower. Historically apt but inspired by the cartoon strip Asterix!

    Club Spotlight features the Boscombe Down & Amesbury Wargames Club.

    Finally, we have the review sections with a bumper crop of Defence in Depth for Figures and rules, Quartermaster for scenery and accessories plus we have Forward Observer for news and Recce for insightful book reviews.

    Last Word features the Editor

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
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    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #162423
    fairoaks024
    Participant

    Looking forward to another good read John.

    #162424
    ian pillay
    Participant

    Looks like a good issue this month. Really pleased to see Hellfire getting some ‘in print’ third party lovin’.Jim does a great job of promoting the game but this will give it greater exposure.

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #162426
    John Treadaway
    Participant

    Thanks all round folks!

    Looks like a good issue this month. Really pleased to see Hellfire getting some ‘in print’ third party lovin’.Jim does a great job of promoting the game but this will give it greater exposure.

    I have another scenario from Mr Webster which I will try and get in to the mag in a wee while 🙂

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #162427
    John Treadaway
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    By the way, I was looking at that shot and a narcissistic moment of realisation swept over me…

    In the lower picture in the “Policeman’s Lot” page grab, there are three or four 15mm figures on the central base which I’d rather forgotten about. When I was generating that set of models (for a Slammers force, I’ll confess) about ten years ago I had a lot of 15mm ‘civilians’ to paint: certainly the thick end of 60 or 70. So – needless to say – I was looking to find a way to cut my work load when I came across a set of figures I’d had since the mid eighties for a Traveller campaign I ran (back in the day). They were already painted so I thought I’d press them into service. “A few less to paint!” I thought.

    The idea at the time was that we should all paint a figure of ourselves so… The overweight chap in the red teeshirt with his hands in the air (holding a pistol) is me, wearing a crash helmet I owned at the time (a white and blue one). The chap to his left in the black jacket is a self portrait of Kevin Dallimore with a tiny SELWG club badge on his leather jacket and a yellow Sony Walkman on his belt… Mind you the lady in the short skirt was… well not someone I ever knew!

    These represent sure signs of having too much time on our hands 35 years ago…

    John Treadaway

    www.hammers-slammers.com
    http://www.hammers-slammers.com

    "They don't have to like us, snake, they just have t' make the payment schedule" Lt Cooter - Hammer's Slammers
    #162464
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    That’s a good looking issue coming up.

    I’ve always thought that everyone should make “self portrait” characters on occasion.  I had a few over the years, but now I’m afraid any new minis I painted would all just look like grey-headed wizards! 

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #162473
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Certainly looks like an interesting issue. I was quite taken by the sub and kayaks

    But you’ve certainly done nice stuff with the Hellfire photos

    https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/

    #162476
    ian pillay
    Participant

    I’ve always thought that everyone should make “self portrait” characters on occasion.  I had a few over the years, but now I’m afraid any new minis I painted would all just look like grey-headed wizards!

    😂😂😂

     

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

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