2013 Christmas Special


Our biggest every Special weighs in at 167 pages full of wargaming ideas, scenarios and even complete rule sets for games and campaigns. The full contents are below:

Page 2 Introduction: A Festive welcome

Page 5 Venta Icenorum: What unpleasant surprise awaits the homecoming King in this scenario for Dux Britanniarum?

Page 9 A Village In Normandy: A historical account the scene of some of D-Day’s toughest fighting. Scenarios for IABSM and Chain of Command

Page 20 Everybody Look What’s Going Down: A Vietnam scenario for Charlie Don’t Surf. Page 24 All at Sea: A campaign background for an exciting fight in the Indian Ocean with Sharp Practice and Kiss Me Hardy

Page 40 All Quiet on the Central Front: An advanced look at I Ain’t Been Nuked Mum. The forthcoming “Lard Approved” Cold War rules.

Page 43 Modelling Continuous Exposure to Combat: Mike Whitaker looks at the effects of combat on men and how to reflect this in our games.

Page 45 You Dirty Rats €œ The Rules:  We head for 1930s Chicago with a card chase gangster game. A complete set of rules and cards ready to play.

Page 63 Chain of Command Espana: An introduction to the Spanish Civil War version of Chain of Command. Peninsula Infantry and Cavalry start off the Army list collection.

Page 88 The Roundwood Report: Sidney investigates all the news and opinions on Lard Island.

Page 96 Scenario Seven: The seventh Scenario for Chain of Command. Mike Brian provides a welcome addition to the rules.

Page 98 One Gun to Rule Them All: Dr Arrigo Vellicogna looks at the development and deployment of the Sherman 76mm.

Page 108 Emerson’s Exit: Jim Jackaman takes a look at designing scenarios for Bag the Hun and provides us with an historical refight.

Page 116 Carros Blindados, Autoametrelladoras & Tizanos. 1936: Jim Hale looks at impromptu armoured vehicles in the first year of the Spanish Civil War

Page 120 Playing Chain of Command with Platoon Forward: Joe Legan tells us how he combines our latest rules with his classic campaign generator

Page 123 Scenario Thirteen: Robert Avery gives us more at Christmas

Page 128 Force Morale, Your Flexible Friend: Developing the concept of Force Morale further, we look at representing different unit types and applying the system to IABSM

Page 133 Staghounds & Dynamite: A scenario for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum as Kiwis take on the Jerries in Italy

Page 139 Hens, Chicks & Spanish Drivers: Jim Hale provides us with details of tanks in the Spanish Civil War for Chain of Command

Page 143 Random Events in Chain of Command: Mike Brian provides some more random events ideas

Page 147 One Dark Night: Don’t Panic! The Home Guard take on a German landing party intent on rescuing a spy. A scenario for Chain of Command

Page 150 In Flanders Fields: Anticipating next year’s 100th anniversary, we look at 1914 infantry tactics

Page 157 In the Last Ditch Again: A Through the Mud & the Blood scenario for the retreat from Mons, 1914

Page 160 Hell & Heroism: Ben Fiene presents three Chain of Command scenarios set around the battle for Hannut in May 1940.


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