Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy

2013-06-27 09.59.55Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy (WS&S) is probably my favourite magazine at the moment, at least until Miniature Wargames with Battlegames settles into its new format. I also love that this magazine, like Miniature Wargames with Battlegames is available with a digital download. I did mention before that I was falling behind with my reading and this is the proof. I have just about finished reading through WS&S issue 66 when tonight I noticed the issue 67 was released 5 days ago. Argh, time I took the full hour for lunch I think.

This issue was released about the same time as the anniversary of Gettysburg so there is an American Civil War theme running through it. Apart from a couple of articles on Gettysburg and the American Civil War, there are pieces on Perire 1208 BCE, El Mounghar, Vikings as well as skirmish wargaming, some Victorian Science Fiction, reviews and stuff.

My three favourite pieces in this issue were the piece by Richard Clarke (one of the two fat Lardies), dispelling the myth that wargaming wise things were better in the 1970s and Rick Priestley’s column, This Gaming Life which has made me feel a whole lot better about my painting. Best of all was the piece called Hail, Agrippa – using 1/2400th scale galleys with the Hail Caesar Rules.

I like this magazine, available from Karwansaray Publishers, the same folks that product Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare.

Back to the reading and on to issue 67 tomorrow or Tuesday I hope.

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