Saturday, April 15, 2017

Miniature Wargames Issue 408

The latest issue (408) arrived.   I look at this as confirmation that the days of printed wargame magazines is past.   Miniature Wargames used to be good.  Now.......

Contents consist of 78 pages or so:

Page 1:  The obligatory self serving editorial that nobody reads.
Pages 2-9:   Historical product reviews.  Better done online and also more timely online.
Pages 10-13:  Regular column "Send Three and Fourpence".  I have to admit, this column holds little interest for me.
Page 14.  Advertisement
Page 15-20:  Roman political game
Page 21:  Advertisement
Page 22-25:  Show review
Page 26-33:  Indian Mutiny rules.  Apparently the author believes all the ground in India is milk chocolate colored.
Page 34:  Ad
Page 35 - 49   Sci-fi and Fantasy section
Page 50-53  Show review
Page 54-55  Using cards in games
Page 56-57  Show review
Pages58-63  Product reviews
Page 64-67  Modelling a stockade.  Crudely done - much better terrain instruction online available elsewhere.
Pages 68-73:  Yet another show review
Pages 74-76:  Club directory
Pages 77-78:  Ads

Literally NOTHING of interest, with bad content.   Why do I buy this?  The new editor clearly has a passion for Sci-fi and fantasy.  The "historical" section has been reduced to mainly show reviews and product reviews.

All in all, a garbage product.  Save your money and buy a book or two.


  1. Thanks! I will avoid this one I think. To be fair, I haven't bought a copy for a while now. Too much rubbish inside.

  2. There have been long and pointless attempts to keep this magazine alive for twenty years or more. The picture content has always been well below acceptable standards and the articles have fallen into the realms of pointless pish. Get WSS online from Karwansaray. Beautiful illustrations, themes content and almost exclusively historical.