The bookseller Barnes and Noble started carrying Miniature Wargames with Battlegames about 2 years ago in the United States.
I'm trying to like the magazine. I'm really, really trying.
The highlight is the monthly column by Neil Shuck of Meeples and Minatures fame. His knowledge of the hobby and industry, plus his insights as a game are always interesting, informative and entertaining. I wish the same could be said of the rest of the magazine.
I acknowledge that the primary audience of the magazine is the UK game market. It's probably me, but generally most of the articles I do not find interesting or informative as it appears most of the articles are geared toward UK gaming clubs; most of the scenarios and rules presented require a gazillion miniatures to play. In addition there is, for my taste, too much coverage of UK gaming conventions. There is also alot of repetition of content. One recnet example is the release of the miniature's board game The Great War from PSC games:
1. In the July 2015 issue Neil Shuck provides an impromptu review in his column.
Score: 3 reviews of The Great War and one interview about the game in 3 issues. I felt like I was reading the same magazine over and over again.
The price in the United States is also driving me off; $12.49 plus local sales tax whereas Wargames Soldiers & Strategy, which has the same page count is only $7.99 plus local sales tax.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Miniature Wargames with Battlegames
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.