Friday, 6 May 2011
Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy
I picked up a copy of the re-vamped Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine in WHSmiths this afternoon and, I have to say that I'm very impressed, both with the production values and the content.
I was particularly impressed with the columns written by Rick Priestley and Richard Clarke, both of which appealed to my way of thinking. As a History teacher, the thoughts of Mr Clarke on the balance between playability and historical accuracy were right up my proverbial street, which goes some way to explain my extensive collection of Lardies rules.
The focus on 1688 didn't detract from the balance of the content either, which was quite refreshing. I liked the way the figure reviews were presented with high definition photos and the rules reviews were based on actual play throughs rather than skim reading or fluff.
There were some cracking articles as well, including an assasination of Caligula skirmish game and a comparative overview of the plethora of Ancients rules that are being released in the next few weeks. I'm even tempted to subscribe but will wait until the next issue before I take the plunge.