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The Beast Rampant20 Mar 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

On the (sort of) bright side, my local Barnes & Noble has started carrying Wargames Illustrated. They had been carrying Miniatures Wargames, but stopped after about a year. I think I bought one, the mark-up was ridiculous, and it never was one of my favorites.

The bad news: I picked up the last Wargames: Soldiers and Strategy (the ECW issue) December 17th, fresh off the truck. Over three months ago, substantially beyond "bimonthly". I can only assume they've cancelled the title, the last two times I made such inquiries of the staff, they were of no help.

One less reason to go in there anymore. Yes, I know I can get it online- I will have to now.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

My local B&N stopped carrying WSS a year or two year ago. The only thing wargaming related is S&T, and I really don't have any interest in those anymore.

Disco Joe Inactive Member20 Mar 2017 7:14 p.m. PST

My Barnes and Noble doesn't carry any wargaming magazines at all.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

My B&N carries both (western MA).

Thomas O21 Mar 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

My B&N carries WS&S, but are about 2 months behind on getting them on the shelves.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

I gave up on local (and even regional) big box book stores for wargaming magazines and just subscribed to WSS. Even when one of WSS or WI or MW showed up, it was random and ever-changing as to what shelf it went on – movies/pop culture, video games, regular history, military history, plastic modelling, model trains, or woodworking.

Russ Lockwood21 Mar 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Dennis at On Military Matters carries the wargame magazines (WI, MW, WSS) as well as Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare mags and all the French history/modeling mags. He carries the boardgaming mags S&T, Modern War, and World at War (WWII) from Decision Games, and Against the Odds mag.

OMM Link:

Or if you want to ask about a particular issue, e-mail or call 609-466-2329

Mister Tibbles21 Mar 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Some have WSS and some (actually all but one in my area) now don't. Frustrating and sad. :-(

The Beast Rampant21 Mar 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

My B&N carries WS&S, but are about 2 months behind on getting them on the shelves.

Are you still up on the widow's walk? I got chilly and decided to come down.

Dennis at On Military Matters carries the wargame magazines

He's offered, himself, once before. I will take him up on it soon.

pbishop1204 Apr 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

I'm in Spring, Texas. MY local Barnes and Noble didn't have it. Guess I have to keep checking. What do they charge anyway?

AncientWarfare07 Apr 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

They should charge $8.99 USD that's the US cover price anyway and distribution has recently expanded. Two B&Ns in Houston should stock WSS: the store at 7026 Hwy 6 North and the one at 2030 W Gray

And we're looking at ways to synchronise the on-sale date, but that's hard considering WSS is actually shipped to North America.

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