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Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy 116 (PDF)

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 116 (PDF) with Scouting and reconnaissance on the tabletop

One of the first rules of warfare is to know what you're facing. In this issue, we take a look at military reconnaissance through the ages, and the challenge of simulating it on the tabletop.

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Scouting and reconnaissance on the tabletop
  • Mark Backhouse, 'How to get scouting and recon on the tabletop - Common sense, not cowardice'.
  • Jeff Jonas, 'Crassus' defeat at the Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC - Doomed in the desert'.
  • Mark Backhouse, 'Vikings versus Saxons in a Dark Age skirmish - The snake in the grass'.
  • Charles S. Grant, 'The use of light troops in the Seven Years' War - Fighting for information'.
  • Nick Skinner, 'Operation Market Garden: recce jeeps at Wolfheze - The Arnhem ambush'.
  • Otto van Wiggen and Guy Bowers, 'Reconnaissance before attack: the Falklands, 1982 - Mount Harriet'.
  • Guy Bowers, 'Reconnaissance through the ages - Guessing what's over the next hill'.
  • Mark Hargreaves, 'Keeping up with the Turkish retreat - Racing through the desert'.
  • David Davies, 'The Turks take out a Crusader army at Mersivan - Downfall of the faint-hearted'.
  • Victor Barone, 'The Battle of Estero Bellaco, 2 May 1866 - An almost-perfect surprise attack'.
  • Guy Bowers, Chris King, Sam Ralphs, James Oram, and David Frederick, 'Planning a Fall Gelb project for a group - Project 1940'.
  • Rubén Torregrosa, 'Painting autumn and winter camouflage in 15mm - Oak leaf and snow'.
  • John Bond, 'Reusing and recycling plastic sprues for terrain - Breaking the hoarding habit'.
  • Miniature reviews
  • Rich Clarke, 'Up front - Local wargaming'.
  • Robert Piepenbrink, 'The Irregular - The "why" and "how" of 2mm'.
  • Chris King and Guy Bowers, 'Classic sword-and-sorcery skirmish gaming - Let's play 7TV: Fantasy'.
  • Guy Bowers, David Davies, Eoghan Kelly, and Martin Oaff, 'Game reviews - Five Parsecs from Home, Quarantine 37, Shadow of the Eagles and Absolute Emperor'.
  • Book reviews
  • Parting shots
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