Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy 109 (PDF)

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In this issue, we explore the battles and campaigns that have taken place in Afghanistan over the centuries (and millennia), and why the land is often known as the "graveyard of empires".

Theme: Warfare in Afghanistan
  • Jeff Jonas, 'Wargaming in Afghanistan through the ages - The graveyard of empires'.
  • Jeff Jonas, 'Alexander the Great's campaign in Afghanistan - The land of bones'.
  • Mark Backhouse, 'Gaming the 1880 Battle of Maiwand - Bloodbath for the 'biscuit boys'.
  • Colin Murray, 'War in Afghanistan during the Age of Jazz - The Magutsabad incident'.
  • Nick Bennett, 'The Cold War Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - The zinky boys'.
  • Guy Bowers, 'Building an Afghan wargaming army - The venom of the cobra'.
  • Toby Thornton, 'The Battle of Kandahar, 1 September, 1880 - Bravery against all odds'.
Features
  • Sam Ralphs, 'The lighthouse on Penzenskaya Street - Pavlov's House'.
  • Daniel Mersey, 'The Battle of Bremule, 20 August 1119 - He who charges rashly often fails'.
  • Jan Gradon, 'Modular wargaming tiles for dummies - Slot together scenery'.
  • Andrés Amian, 'How to paint a dwarven army in 28mm - Sons of Khazad'.
Departments
  • Miniature reviews
  • Rick Priestley, 'This gaming life - Changing times and an invitation'.
  • Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - A crossroads campaign'.
  • Nick Skinner, 'The Irregular - Umpiring Kriegsspiel'.
  • John Savage, 'The new Roman ruleset from TooFatLardies - Let's play Infamy, Infamy!'.
  • David Davies, Eoghan Kelly, Chris King, and Chris Payne, 'Game reviews - Mortem et Gloriam, H.G. Wells' Little Wars, Rangers of Shadow Deep: Across the Wastes, and Blitzkrieg'.
  • Book reviews
  • Parting shots
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