Miniature Wargames and Battlegames to combine

I take a couple of wargames magazines or related publications on subscription. Wargames Illustrated I take in paper format because that’s the only way to get it. Miniature Wargames and Battlegames I take electronically (along with Wargames Soldier and Strategy, Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare).I do prefer electronically, it is much easier dragging around magazines inside my iPad than just inside my computer bag – a lot lighter too.

Well, my subscriptions are just about up for Battlegames and Miniature Wargames but when I renew I will have a new magazine to read – Miniature Wargames with Battlegames,

Apparently, according to Atlantic Publishers, issue 361 of Miniature Wargames will be the first Miniature Wargames with Battlegames. It is due for release in April 2013, the date set to coincide with Salute 2013 in London.

Henry Hyde takes over the reins as the editor of the new magazine. I’m not sure what Andrew Hubbeck (the current editor) is off to do – Atlantic Publishers just noted that he is “taking the opportunity to bid you farewell in his final editorial and [they are] sure you will join [them] in wishing him well as he moves on to new challenges”. I’m not sure if there is a euphemism in there or not.

I’ll look forward to the new magazine, I like Battlegames slightly more than I like Miniature Wargames so it will be interesting to see how the new publication goes.

Oh, and the new magazine will contain more pages. I wonder, are they trying to build to the size of Wargames Illustrated?

The official announcement can be read here.

3 thoughts on “Miniature Wargames and Battlegames to combine

  1. Anthony 14 February 2013 / 1:14 pm

    So I just subscribed to Battlegames, and while it was great to get the back issues to 2010 I am already subscribed to MW…so when the magazines combine, what happens to the two subscriptions?

    Do they combine and give you longer, or does it just go up in binary code and you get to be thankful for the back issues?

    I agree BG is better than MW, and WI has become BF’s version of what WD is for GW (how is that for an overuse of acronyms 🙂


    • thomo the lost 17 February 2013 / 11:12 pm

      Henry Hyde noted: ” Ian — all subscriptions, both paper and digital, are in the process of being worked out. We will ensure that nobody loses out.”

      So, a longer run of digital magazines it seems 🙂


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