The wargaming butterfly strikes again! I seem to have found myself exploring the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) of all things. As luck would have it, I actually had the Wargames Illustrated FPW special (#313) secreted on the bookshelf waiting for this special day.
But WI being WI, they’ve covered this conflict many times over the years. A bit of digging later, and I unearthed a treasure trove of FPW articles. They too, can be yours. Simply get a WI Prime membership and search in The Vault on their website. Membership only costs £1 for the first month (EDIT: The 1st month is actually FREE until Friday 4th December).
I’ve listed the issue numbers below with some explanatory blurb where the subject wasn’t clear from the article title.
I’m already the proud owner of miniatures from their 20mm American Civil War, Colonial, Napoleonic and their 1/72nd Sikh War ranges. Personally I don’t see all that much of a difference between the 20mm and 1/72nd figures that I’ve seen, and I’m sure I’ll be mixing and matching some more of their masterful handiwork before too long 🙂
Picked up these tasty TSR treats from DriveThruRPG for much cheapness recently. They were so cheap in fact, that I didn’t have to think twice. INSTA-BUY! And they only took a week to arrive from ordering… and that’s with 2nd class mail! That’s quite a service, considering they’re print-on-demand.
I’ve always had a fascination with Hommlet as it was the first module that I played back-in-the-day. Even after all these years, I can still remember the wondrous feeling I had exploring this ‘other world’. So it’s cool to finally get a hard copy without handing over out a small fortune. Hopefully there’s still some magic in there somewhere.
I’d never seen a Fiend Folio in the wild until last year, and I was surprised at how fantastic the interior art was. It’s got to be the best looking old-school monster manual. I knew I’d have to get my hands on my very own before too long. I’m going to enjoy perusing this tome of terror!
This is the most productive thing I’ve done today… Created a tiny island on a 10×10 grid. Some of the icons (not featured) need to sit on 2×2 squares so next time I’ll work on a larger grid and see what I can come up with. Here’s the resources I used in case you’re interested.
If you haven’t already got Hex Kit, now is probably the best ever time to get it. There’s a bundle available on DriveThruRPG containing all the additional tilesets (and a few other goodies) for much cheapness!
FYI there’s a 50% sale on Tabletop Simulator until 7th April. At £7.49 I thought it was worth a punt to see if I could get any online multiplayer wargaming on the go with my local group seeing as we’re all social distancing. I’ve already found lots of free WWII, Colonial and Napoleonic models and scenery to use in the Community Workshop. So it’s looking good so far.
Maybe of interest to wargamers of the Indian subcontinent? Panipat is a new film about the Maratha/Afghan battle in the 18th century. Afghanistan fans will see Ahmad Shah Abdali (founder of the Durrani Empire) in action. The trailer even features zamburak camel-mounted swivel guns!