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I’d like to think Christmas has come early in this issue with not one, not two but three great reader offers. First, assuming you’re reading this in the UK, there’s the giant 2011 wargame shows wallplanner free with every issue. Then there is our annual reader’s survey and prize draw with £275 of Ospreys to be won and, finally, three box sets of the History Channel’s series ThePacific:HellonEarthup for grabs in this month’s competition.

The show season is winding down now but MWwill still be at Recon in Pudsey on 4 December – hope to see you there – and then the show kit will be packed away until 2011. Several traders I have spoken to lately have said their takings were down at some of the autumn’s shows. A temporary belt-tightening on the part of customers with Christmas on the horizon or a harbinger of a deeper and longer period of austerity? Time will tell, as will the results of our reader’s survey which have proved an accurate barometer of wargamers’ spending habits over the last two years. As usual, the results of the survey will provide invaluable feedback for planning the direction MWtakes in the future. I look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew Hubback

ISSN 0266-3228 Publisher & Editor: Andrew Hubback Email: Tel: 0115 837 9092

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H I S T O R I C A L W A R G A M I N G Take the High Ground Our New Monthly Wargaming Column


1 8 T H C E N T U R Y Wargaming Warburg A SYW Battle Reconsidered

N A P O L E O N I C ‘A Damned Long Model Hill’ Refighting the Battle of Bussaco

S C I - F I & FA N TA S Y Official Hammer’s Slammers Rules Supplement Friesland Defence Force & Counter-Battery Rules

E A R LY 2 0 T H C E N T U R Y Forgotten Fronts Part 2: Imperial Stormtroopers

S C I - F I & FA N TA S Y Dark Horizons Never Write Off the Germans


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Reconnaissance Report & Diary Book Reviews PC Game Review


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Back/Missing issues: Download a list of back issues available from 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:, Photography: Richard Ellis Photography, Steve Eardley, Kevin Dallimore, John Treadaway, Gary Mitchell, Andrew Hubback. Cartography: Nigel Pell. Printed by: Warners PLC, Bourne, Lincs. UK. Next issue: 18 December 2010 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. © 2010 Pireme Publishing Ltd.

Miniature Wargames supports: Combat Stress. Donate to the Battlegames Combat Stress appeal at The Battlefields Trust. MW readers are eligible for membership of The Battlefields Trust at the concessionary rate of £15 (normally £20). Win ThePacific: Hell onEarth from the History


From Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan to Guam, Leyte, Okinawa and Iwo Jima, this series brings the ferocious combat between American GIs and their Japanese opponents vividly to life through rare archive footage, location filming, cutting-edge CGI and interviews with surviving soldiers. ThePacific:HellOnEarthalso features a special bonus disc, UnsungHeroes:SledgehammerOldBreed Marine, telling the true story of Private Eugene B. Sledge of the US Marine Corps. Hailed as the finest account of an enlisted man’s war ever written, Sledge’s personal story of his service in the Far East was the inspiration for HBO’s mini-series ThePacific- but this is the full story of Private Sledge’s war from the man himself. MiniatureWargameshas teamed up with The History Channel and Go Entertain to offer readers the chance to win this fantastic prize with 3 copies up for grabs. To enter, simply answer the following question and return to the address below. Also available to buy from After his service in the Pacific, US Marine Eugene B. Sledge became a university professor in which academic discipline?

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