Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mamluks, Mongols, Maoris, and More in Wargames Illustrated 274

I have to say this issue is a knockout. Even if you do not bother to read any of the Flames of War material, you get plenty of solid articles that cover a lot of historical periods and places around the globe. The writers were really doing great work here. Plenty of depth to be found in conflicts that don't come readily to mind when we think of military history items, and the authors back them up with good advice on collecting figures and wargaming scenarios and campaigns. I think anyone not intimately familiar with the subjects covered in this issue will learn something.

You can follow this link to the WI website to read the summary of articles in the issue. 

This issue includes contributions from some of my favorite authors:

John Bianchi - Ain Jalut, 1260 (Mongols v. Mamluks)

Jim Graham - Marathon, 490 BC

Neil Smith - Churubusco, 1847 (US-Mexican War)

Barry Hilton - First Contact on the Sambre (Napoleonic 100 Days)

Highly recommended.

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