Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy 118 (PDF)

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This island off the coast of Italy has been a strategic bone of contention for millenia. In this issue, we explore some of the many wars fought over the Sicilian shores, from antiquity to WWII.

Theme: Warfare on the island of Sicily
  • Riccardo Bixio, 'Sicily, the boxing ring of the Mediterranean - The stepping-stone to Europe'.
  • Francisco Luis Erize, 'Street fighting on the eve of the Punic Wars - Messana: the spark that lit a flame'.
  • Riccardo Bixio, 'Medieval Sicily and the 1300 Battle of Gagliano - The very last "Desperata Ferro!"'.
  • Eoghan Kelly and Riccardo Bixio, 'Garibaldi and the Battle of Milazzo, 20 July 1860 - Spedizione dei mille'.
  • Dan and Rex Withers, 'A WWII British Bolt Action scenario set on Sicily - Assault on Johnny I'.
  • Guy Bowers, 'Looking at Sicily through the ages - An offer you can't refuse'.
  • Paul Cubbin, 'Multiculturalism in medieval Sicily - Carving out and island kingdom'.
Features
  • David Davies, 'To catch an admiral: Operation Vengeance - Killing Yamamoto'.
  • Greg Wagman, 'The death of Brian Born, High King of Ireland - Defend the king!'.
  • Joseph A. McCullough, 'A Silver Bayonet scenario for two or more players - Guardian of the shrine'.
  • Olve Kroknes, 'A Norwegian ad-hoc battalion ambushes the invader - Lundehøgda 1940'.
  • Stuart Pearson, 'Where to start with the Wars of Napoleon - Six steps to Napoleonics'.
  • Andy Lilof, 'Modelling 28mm British troops for World War II - In praise of plastic'.
  • Tony Harwood, 'Scratch-built fences for the wargame table - Safe behind wooden walls'.
Departments
  • Miniature reviews
  • Richard Clarke, 'Up front - Reconsidering troop ratings'.
  • Chris Breese, 'The Irregular - This thing is ours'.
  • Chris King, 'Playing the 100 Days Campaign in an epic scale - Let's play Epic Waterloo'.
  • Ian Beal, Eoghan Kelly, James Oram, and Chris Payne, 'Game reviews - SAGA: Age of Invasions, Age of Panda: Battle Games in Seventh-Century Britain, Forgotten Battles from France and Germany and Wars of the Republic'.
  • Book reviews
  • Parting shots
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