Sunday, 8 May 2011

WSS Issue 54

It's been a long time since I was really impressed by a Wargames magazine, but the latest issue of the newly re-published "Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy" ticks all the boxes!

The re-launch of Wargames Illustrated under the control of Battle Front was OK but after the first 2-3 issues I've bought only the occasional issue. The amount of Flames of War articles does rather get on my nerves - though to be fair it's their game and it's their magazine too. You pays your money and takes your choice so to speak.

Anyway, getting back to WSS ... this is not intended to be a proper review ... here are some of the good points

Look & Feel
Full colour throughout, naturally, with a clean and stylish layout.

Theme
For this issue it's "1688 - The Glorious Revolution", yet the theme does not dominate as it sometimes does in other publications.

Articles
A good mix with Ancients, Dark Ages, WW2 and of course 1688. Well written with obvious enthusiasm. The 1688 era is not really something I'd wargame, yet the articles are still an interesting read.

Regular Columns
With columns by Rick Priestley and Richard Clarke they are bound to be of wide interest and worth reading.

Adverts
Not too many - and no FoW! ;o)

Reviews
Miniature, book and game reviews that appear honest yet generally positive - along with good clear pictures of the miniatures - always helpful.

Now, you might be thinking that I've got some sort of undisclosed interest in WSS ... but no I'm just a wargamer who has found a really interesting read.

Go and pick up a copy now!

4 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Totally agree!!! It's a great first issue, I hope the next ones are just as good!

scotty said...

Think I'll have to pick up a copy. Always did like the original issues

Grimsby Mariner said...

I quite agree. A few glitches and a couple of errors but given the short time they had from realisation to printing understandable. I was impressed and look forward to buying further issues.

Bedford said...

Good, well balanced review Matt.

Darrell