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#263 "The Desert War, 2009 Historicon"

#263 "The Desert War, 2009 Historicon"
Sub Category: Historical Magazines
Publish Year: 2009
Pages: 114
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: BFMWI263
Type: Magazine

Description

Tobruk: A Five Minute History
Setting the scene for our Desert War theme, we present an extract from Osprey Publishing’s excellent Tobruk 1941; Rommel’s Opening Move.

Ras El Madauur, 1941
On 30 April 1941 Rommel launched more than 150 German and Italian tanks, backed by several regiments of infantry, at the Australian defences in the Ras El Madauur region. We detail the battle and the scenario for a FoW re-fight.

Painting Desert Uniforms
A painting guide for German & British desert uniforms in WWII.

Desert Basing
In keeping with our desert war theme Jeremy Painter shows you how to decorate your figure bases to be the envy of any North African tabletop.

The Dacians
The Dacians have the dubious honour of serving as one of the last great conquests of Rome. In this article we explore the Dacian ‘nation’ and their use in wargaming.

Gun And Spear Part 2
Chris Peers continues to examine the tricky wargaming balance between primitive weaponry and firearms, and concludes with a scenario for a 1889 clash of gun and spear.

Battlegroup South Show Report
It’s got to be the best venue of any wargames show in the world - The UK National Tank Museum in Bovington. We report on the best games from the ‘09 event.

The Battle Of Cedar Mountain 1862
Stonewall Jackson takes on Nathaniel Banks in this American Civil War battle/sceanario, which formed a part of the early war Northern Virginia campaign.

The Battle Of Malplaquet, 1709
In the year of its 300th anniversary Barry Hilton and his chums in the League of GentlemanWargamers re-fight this Malburian clash on a mammoth scale.

Historicon ‘09 Show Report
This year was the ‘silver anniversary’ for this mother of all US wargames shows and we bring you photos of the best games.

Achtung Dice!
Manic wargames group the Mad Gamers present their latest show circuit game - a WWII prisoner of war participation game.

Plus a visit to Wargames Emporium, the Wellington Warlords, and an interview with Matt Fletcher.