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#284 "Gustavus Adolphus, Hell at Cassino, Thirty Years War Figures"

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#284 "Gustavus Adolphus, Hell at Cassino, Thirty Years War Figures"
Sub Category: Historical Magazines
Publish Year: 2011
Pages: 122
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148171617
Mfg. part #: BFMWI284
Type: Magazine


The upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:

The Lion of the North and the Thirty Years War

“Gott mit uns!” was the battle cry which heralded the charge of King Gustavus Adolphus and his cavalry into combat. We introduce you to the Swedish warrior-monarch, lay down his wargame-able credentials, and set the scene for this month’s other theme articles.

Learning to Win: Sweden Against Poland

As a prelude to the Thirty Years War, Gustavus Adolphus cut his teeth in the wars against the Poles in the early part of the 17th Century. This article includes a scenario for pitting the Swedes against the Poles.

The Lion Strikes: Battle of Breitenfeld

This was the battle that established Gustavus Adolphus as the hero of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War and showed all of Europe that the Swedish leader was a masterful battlefield general.

Thirty Years War Figures

WI team member Rob Townsend looks at the various ranges of TYW figures available, and sees how they measure up.

Death of a King: The Battle of Lutzen

We sign off this month’s theme coverage in style, with an impressive re-fight of Gustavus Adolphus’ last battle.

Hell at Cassino

The Battlefront studio team launched into an ‘Infantry Aces’ campaign in which they put this new way of playing
Flames Of War to the tabletop-test. This report records part one of their battles for Monte Cassino.

Scipios Against the Barcas: Part 2

Last month we reviewed the campaigns of brothers Scipio. This second installment highlights the brilliant campaigns of Publius Scipio Africanus, son of Publius Scipio.

How Wargaming Solved Some Historical Mysteries from Waterloo

Barry van Danzig uses wargaming to challenge many of the accepted views of the Battle of Waterloo. In this article Barry introduces us to several of his key points and concludes with a wargaming puzzle.

Touring the Lone Pine Table

See some of Dave Bodley’s step-by-step photos of the mammoth process he went through to deliver this table.

Heroes of Cassino

The Battle for Monte Cassino was one of the most famous of WW2, with no shortage of heroes. Mike Haught takes a
look at some of the bravest men who fought on the Cassino slopes and provides us with their ‘Infantry Aces’ statistics.

Force on Force

The guys from Ambush Alley Games take a few minutes to let us know more about the development of their latest
version of Force On Force.

PLUS we also take a look at Cold Wars 2011 (USA) and you can find their June Reviews online.