Miniature Wargames - June 2011
This issue of MWrepresents a major milestone as, after 20 years, it will be the last to be produced by Pireme Publishing. I have sold the title to Atlantic Publishers, an established publisher of hobby titles, and I know the new owners are very keen to develop MWand take it forward in an ever-increasingly competitive magazine market. To quote Atlantic’s Trevor Ridley: “Myson,andco-director,andIhave beenfascinatedbythedevelopment ofthehobbysincewelastactively wargamed.Weareveryexcitedat theprospectofmovingintothenext phaseofdevelopmentofthisseminal publicationinthiscreativelyvibrant hobby”. Personally, I am delighted that the deal guarantees MW’s continued editorial independence and it remains safe from the clutches of a major manufacturer with a line of figures to peddle. Between us, we will endeavour to make the transition to the new ownership as seamless as possible. Subscriptions will continue to be handled by Warners while advertising sales will remain in the capable hands of Gareth Macfarlane and his new company Media Shed. You don’t get rid of me that easily, either, as I will be staying on as editor and guiding MWinto its next 20 years. Here’s to the next 20 years.
ISSN 0266-3228 miniwargames.com Publisher & Editor: Andrew Hubback Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0115 837 9092 Advertising: Gareth Macfarlane Tel: 0845 226 0477, Fax: 0845 226 0377 Email: email@example.com Subscriptions: Warners Subscription Department. Tel: 01778 392494, Fax: 01778 421706 Email: Subscription orders: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscriber queries: email@example.com Administration: Colette Hubback Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0115 837 9092
roll call S H O W R E P O R T Salute, London C O M P U T E R W A R G A M I N G Advance of the Androids The View From Varese C O V E R S T O R Y N A P O L E O N I C Haslach-Junginen 1805 A General de Brigade Scenario H I S T O R I C A L W A R G A M I N G The High Ground Grasping the Intangible A N C I E N T S Clash At Kadesh The Pharoah Puts His Spin On I t S C I - F I & FA N TA S Y Official Hammer’s Slammers Rules Supplement 2 Wrangel’s Legion & The Ariete Division M O D E R N Impasse on the Imjin 60th Anniversary of the Glosters’ Famous Stand Put to the Playtest Force on Force S C I - F I & FA N TA S Y Dark Horizons Indoor Hang-gliding on Ice R E G U L A R F O R C E S
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Reconnaissance Report & Diary Rule Reviews Book Reviews From the Archive
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Back/Missing issues: Download a list of back issues available from www.miniwargames.com. If you are unable to find MiniatureWargames in your local shop, write to or email our office (including your post code) and we can advise of your nearest stockist. Reviews: Manufacturers and publishers are invited to send figures, kits, books and rules for review to the editorial office. Typesetting, Design & Reprographics: Nigel Pell/Bound & Company e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Cover Photograph: Joe Dever, figures from the collection of Ron Ringrose. Internal Photography: Richard Ellis Photography, Steve Eardley, Gary Mitchell, Neil Sayer, Joe Dever, John Treadaway. Cartography: Nigel Pell. Printed by: Warners PLC, Bourne, Lincs. UK. Next issue on sale: 11 June 2011 Published on the fourth Saturday of the month by Pireme Publishing Ltd, 1 Carrara House, Cemetery Road, Stapleford, Notts NG9 8AP. ISSN: 0266-3228. All articles and illustrations published in MiniatureWargamesare strictly copyright and may not be reproduced without written permission. Opinions expressed in MiniatureWargamesare those of the authors alone and should not be construed to represent the opinion of the publisher. © 2011 Pireme Publishing Ltd.
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