THEME: IMPERIAL PLAYGROUND
In our lead article for this month’s theme, Stuart Asquith takes us on a journey into the history behind this fascinating and unique gaming genre: the Back of Beyond.
THE LAST BATTLE OF TANK 66
The Battlefront Studio Team play out one of the dramatic encounters from Harold Coyle’s novel Team Yankee, using their new rules of the same name.
THEME: TERRAIN FOR BACK OF BEYOND GAMES
How do you re-create the Back of Beyond on the tabletop? Jared Lynn outlines the types of varied terrain typical for Central Asia.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: FROM THESES TO PIKES
Neil Smith offers some thoughts on how to make the best use of the Wars Of Religion Infantry boxed set from Warlord Games.
THEME: BoB DOWN UNDER
Aramiha Harwood takes a club’s eye view of gaming in the Back of Beyond with his mates from the Sanctum forum / Little Wars Crew in Melbourne, Australia.
WATERLOO 2015: A PARTICIPANT’S VIEW
A unique insight into the recent event to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo by one of the re-enactors.
THEME: THE MANCHURIAN EXPRESS
A rip-roaring adventure inspired by the type of movie that any Back of Beyond gamer needs to see!
PAINTING AGINCOURT 2015
A guide to the painting of 4,000 plus figures for the Agincourt wargames diorama seen in our last issue.
THEME: TIN LIZZIES
Nick Buxey provides a guide for those who wish to traverse the open spaces of the Back Of Beyond in motor vehicles.
DESIGNERS NOTES: IRON CROSS
The latest offering from Great Escape Games focuses on World War Two and the more epic scale of combined arms battles across the globe.
THEME: MAKING A BACK OF BEYOND BUILDING
Chris Schuetz provides a guide to creating suitable Central Asian buildings for use on the table.
FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: BANNON’S BOYS AND POTECKNOV’S BEARS
A look at the first box sets for Battlefront’s Team Yankee game.
THEME: POPULATING THE BACK OF BEYOND
Lon Teal knows that any BoB player will be looking for inspiration and suitable miniatures to create the hectic action found at the far flung corners of the earth, so here is a guide to what is out there.
Empress Miniatures’ Paul Eaglestone provides an account of the Battle of Guadalajara, March 1937, in which the Spanish Civil War became a battle between opposing Italian forces as well!
ST LUCIA 1807
Ron Ringrose’s Salute Challenge Trophy winning game featured plenty of Tall (model) Ships. Given the chance to see more of his ship collection, we happily attended.
RULES SHOWCASE: KINGS OF WAR 2ND EDITION
We cast our net even wider this month and take a look at these new mass combat rules from Mantic Games.