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#279 "D-Day - The Allied Invasion of France, Eight Armies in Normandy, Lepkowski's Prison Break"

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#279 "D-Day - The Allied Invasion of France, Eight Armies in Normandy, Lepkowski's Prison Break"
Sub Category: Historical Magazines
Publish Year: 2011
Pages: 122
Dimensions: 8.25x11.75x.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2147767527
Mfg. part #: BFMWI279
Type: Magazine

Description

Issue 278 of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:

D-DAY: THE ALLIED INVASION OF FRANCE

Setting the scene for this month’s theme we present a brief guide the the largest amphibious landing in history, and its aim to bring victory to the Allies.

EIGHT ARMIES IN NORMANDY

It is June, 1944, and the Allies are landing on the Normandy beaches - directly into the teeth of the German fortifications. The paratroopers have dropped inland and are making their way to the coast, engaging German units as they encounter them. ‘Eight Armies in Normandy’ is a large scale Flames of War game played by Battlefront Miniatures staff to celebrate the launch of the newest Normandy books.

LEPKOWSKI’S PRISON BREAK

The Brasprats Raid, 16 August 1944; a daring World War II German mission to rescue 130 Fallschirmjäger prisoners. All the background and gaming details you need for refighting the raid.

NO MEAN STREETS

Pete Brown introduces us to some of the innovative ways his local club tackles wargaming in an urban environment.

THE FALL OF THE FOURTEENTH

The “typical” image of a wargame might be a group of friends gathered around a table, beers in hand. Sometimes all you have are the figures, table, and beers. Chris Hahn provides us with a “solo wargamer” take on the loss of a Roman legion.

HAVANA 1762

Author David Greentree gives us the wargaming angle on his new Osprey book - A Far Flung Gamble.

GREAT WARRIORS: POLISH HUSSARS

We take a look at the famous Polish Winged Hussars.

THE SECOND BATTLE OF KOSOVO, 1448

With Steward Hunyadi Janos at the reins in 1448, the mighty Hungarian army attempted to stop the spread of the Ottomans in the Balkan Peninsula. John Bianchi explains how all did not go as he had planned.

HOW TO BUILD WAGONS

Paul Davies brings us another great modeling article that will help you bring your baggage trains to life.

AN ARMY IN SPRAYS

Three hundred English Civil War figures from bare plastic to painted in ten evenings! Is it possible? Find out here....

LITTLE MEN, BIG GAMES

Running a big game at a wargames show or event can be incredibly daunting the first time around. Chris Pramas give us a few ideas on how to avoid the classic pitfalls.

CONVERTING A LATE ROMAN CAVALRYMAN

Model making and figure painting guru Kevin Dallimore has provided us with this great extract from his new book Advanced Modeling and Painting.

PLUS we take a look at the Old Glory Show (UK), the Military History Weekend (USA), and our Reviews return to the web.