Miniature Wargames – May 2013 – Issue 361

The new Wargames Illustrated with Battlegames
The new Wargames Illustrated with Battlegames

This is the latest issue and the first issue of the combined Miniature Wargames with Battlegames magazine. It is also the first one under the editorship of Henry Hyde.

I have been looking forward to this as Battlegames was one of my favourite wargames magazine.

The first thing apparent is the clean white screen – it really stands out quite well. I should note here that I have taken Battlegames and Miniature Wargames both as eMagazines so the copy of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames I am looking at is a digital copy.

The magazine is  now 80 pages long, it was 72 pages as Miniature Wargames. The content isn’t rushed either. If it takes 6 pages for the article then it is given 6 pages, there are no harsh edits that I could see.

Having said that, the impression I had as I read though it for the first time was that I was looking at an expanded Battlegames with its cover in white rather than red. The article list looks like a typical Battlegames issue.

The magazine though does provide a good read for the wargamer and along with Wargames, Soldier and Strategy, it is my favourite monthly wargame read.

The table of contents includes:

  • Briefing – the Editor
  • Forward Observer – Neil Shuck
  • Lofty Ambitions – Diane Sutherland
  • Little Wars for little money in little space – Arthur Harman
  • Send three and fourpence – Conrad Kinch
  • The Great Armada Part 1 – Jim Webster
  • Opening Hell’s Highway – Jon Sutherland
  • Digital photography for wargamers – Henry Hyde
  • Command challenge – Steve Jones
  • Dux Britannarium – Chris Season
  • A Saladin for UNIT – Tony Harwood
  • Zinnkreig – Harry Pearson
  • Competition
  • Thoughts from the armchair – Mike Siggins
  • Recce
  • Combat Stress Appeal – the Editor

Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend this magazine.