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John Treadaway12 Sep 2016 4:00 a.m. PST

Hello TMPers!

In my new position as Editor of Miniature Wargames Magazine, I'm always open to new articles and other contributions from gamers. These include photographs, reviews, articles and so forth.

We would also welcome dates of upcoming events to add to our diary on a month by month basis.

The magazine has new sections added with increased content and aims to be a very broad appeal magazine that reflects the entire miniature gaming hobby: lots added but nothing taken away!

If you'd like to know more, please contact me at:


John Treadaway
Editor of Miniature Wargames Magazine

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2016 11:26 a.m. PST

Congratulations John!

Caliban12 Sep 2016 12:50 p.m. PST

Good luck, John.

Covert Walrus12 Sep 2016 1:44 p.m. PST

Congratulations and good luck in the new position!

John Treadaway12 Sep 2016 4:34 p.m. PST

Thanks gentleman

John T

Rudysnelson12 Sep 2016 5:47 p.m. PST

So what is the word count that you need? I have a large number of articles in various stages of completion. We used to publish Time Portal passages before I had open heart surgery several years ago.
Rudy Scott Nelson

John Treadaway13 Sep 2016 3:36 a.m. PST

Rudy – pieces can be of varying lengths, to be honest: some pieces are short, some longer ones can be split. You could aim for 2000 words but that's a guideline only.

What I need are articles with either illustration, good quality photography or similar to accompany it.

I can always find suitable photos (well, usually!) and redraw maps, but it takes a bit more time, of course.

Oh, and people that send me articles with illustrations and photos that they have 'foumd' on the internet need to look up copyright laws before they submit anything!

John Treadaway

Rudysnelson13 Sep 2016 3:44 p.m. PST

Thanks for the guideline . I will send you an email to see if the email will work.

Skull and Crown13 Sep 2016 9:31 p.m. PST

Well gunned John- I'm keen on this!

Mad Mecha Guy14 Sep 2016 7:17 a.m. PST

the promotion , is it more money or just more headaches?

John Treadaway14 Sep 2016 11:26 a.m. PST

Thanks Thomas (shiver your timbers)

MMG: more pf pne and a lot more of the other (as I'm discovering!). See if you can work out which is which!

John T

snurl114 Sep 2016 9:04 p.m. PST

Does MWM cover fantasy and science fiction games, or is it only for historical games?

EricThe Shed15 Sep 2016 7:05 a.m. PST

Best of luck in the new role…

I have a thought for an article and will drop you a line…

John Treadaway15 Sep 2016 8:30 a.m. PST

Does MWM cover fantasy and science fiction games, or is it only for historical games?

Everything is covered in MW: historical and non-historical.

So yes, including F&SF!

John T

BlackWidowPilot Fezian15 Sep 2016 8:57 p.m. PST


congrats! PM sent… Mwahahahaahaaaaa!!! evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

15th Hussar19 Sep 2016 6:38 a.m. PST

Are historical articles welcomed?

Volleyfire19 Sep 2016 8:56 a.m. PST

And will there still be a monthly competition?

John Treadaway21 Sep 2016 10:06 a.m. PST


Everything is covered in MW: historical and non-historical

Why would historical articles not be welcome? The very large majority of the magazine more than the current issue will be (for want of a better term) "historical articles". I will still need a shed load of good articles on historical gaming projects with nice illustration.

Competition? Not sure about that for the mext issue!

John Treadaway

normsmith23 Sep 2016 12:04 a.m. PST

Just to be clear what is meant by historical articles? I think Andrew may have been asking the question from a historian perspective.

I want wargame content, there are plenty of other places that I can go for my history. Some (please read as 'hardly any') historical background to a wargaming article is one thing, but pure historical articles!!!!!

Until very recently, I have felt that your competitor, Wargames Illustrated have been too historical article based and even now they are still tethered to that ethos in several regards and for me it puts them in third place as to my favoured magazines (I buy all three each month, so am entitled to that view)

From a wargamers perspective, the defunct Practical Wargamer was a 'real' wargamers mag and in my humble opinion, Miniature Wargames followed in a similar ilk, that was it's strength (to me at least). I really hope it stays focussed on wargaming .

Ottoathome23 Sep 2016 1:31 a.m. PST

So write something for them Normsmith.

John Treadaway23 Sep 2016 6:40 a.m. PST

From my perspective, Miniature Wargames is magazine that focuses specifically on articles about wargaming with miniatures.

Sure, articles could/should and usually do include a potted historical context or background but, ultimately, the articles (historical and non-historical) have to have some wargaming relevant content.

As you said, Normsmith, unless it's say an interview with a gaming company or gamer with something pertinent to enlighten the wargaming community with historical only articles can be gleaned from alternative publications.

John Treadaway

normsmith23 Sep 2016 8:46 a.m. PST

"So write something for them Normsmith"

I do.

John Treadaway23 Sep 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

He does!

John T

Ottoathome23 Sep 2016 2:33 p.m. PST


Volleyfire24 Sep 2016 8:47 a.m. PST

From my point of view Historical articles also includes ones all about where you went on your holidays and some photos of things of 'historic' importance, all of which I can find on the internet or in books.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2016 3:21 p.m. PST

What's the status of partnership with Battlegames?

battleeditor25 Sep 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

There is no partnership with Battlegames. The name has been dropped by Warners and I am currently considering its future. I never stopped using the name for my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Formerly owner/editor of Battlegames

commanderroj13 Oct 2016 12:32 p.m. PST


I have emailed you a couple of times at the above address. Has my email got lost in the junk?


Russ Lockwood13 Oct 2016 8:01 p.m. PST

Yep. Me too.

My guess is that he's sorting a variety of things out related not only to the change in editors (and work load) but likely in any changes in direction -- for example, the sci-fi extra section, or perhaps any redesign. When I was senior editor at Personal Computing (at the time, 550,000+ circulation), we went through a redesign and although I was on the editorial side, not art side, it took a while and some time from all departments as a redesign allowed everyone to add input.

Give him some time. I'm sure he probably divided the e-mails into different folders and will get to them when the initial rush to get an issue or two under his belt is over.

John Treadaway14 Oct 2016 4:57 a.m. PST

Commanderog and Russ

I will check and get back.

Sorry – getting my first kssue to bed has all been a bit bonkers!

John T

The Dozing Dragon Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2016 4:41 p.m. PST

Congrats John.

Russ Lockwood15 Oct 2016 5:51 p.m. PST

And John did send e-mails back to me. Article emailed to you. Package going out to you on Monday.

Marcin from Assault Publishing19 Oct 2016 4:05 a.m. PST

E-mail sent :)


commanderroj19 Oct 2016 12:28 p.m. PST

And me too.

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