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Oudinot Inactive Member22 Jun 2013 6:23 a.m. PST

Just picked up isue 363 and the mag is getting better and better.
The Whispering Death article has got me looking for my old Halmark ships and aircraft!!
Good to see Fantasy Facts back in print, I used to enjoy John's articles in Practical Wargamer(Even though I only do Historical!!)

Well done Henry, I like the way this is going.

battleeditor Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2013 2:41 a.m. PST

Well, thank you kindly, sir. :)

ubercommando24 Jun 2013 6:02 a.m. PST

Just bought it today. Articles look interesting (one of the features of the new magazine is that it's able to get me to read about games set in eras I don't wargame) and a welcome return of John Treadaway's Fantasy Facts (that title alone takes me waaaaaaaayyyyyy back).

…and I won't moan about the opinion pieces this time.

ubercommando24 Jun 2013 1:32 p.m. PST

…in fact, I'm going to praise this issue' Thoughts From An Armchair. A long overdue article on attracting new people to the hobby via entry level wargaming. I liked it a lot as this is a topic I'm interested in and it has a follow up talking point: Once you have your entry level wargame, what next? Are wargame clubs doing enough to encourage entry level players?

Quaama Inactive Member26 Jun 2013 12:57 p.m. PST

I was very disappointed in this issue as there was little of interest for me (too much futuristic and fantasy stuff for my taste and surely 'Fantasy Facts' is a contradiction in terms). I'm beginning to miss the old Battlegames already although I did like the 'entry-level' article.
Fortunately, Wargames Soldiers and Strategy magazine seems to be on the improve with Issue 66 having had an excellent historical campaign which, because it provided actual troop numbers, made it suitable for a wide variety of rules. It would be nice if historical wargames' articles followed this example of providing actual troop numbers so that no matter what rules you use the article can be of value rather than only to those who play the specific set of rules used in the article.

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