My big brother was into building model airplanes and like many little brothers I sought to emulate this, but never with any real love, or to be honest, success. However he used to spend some of his newspaper round money on Military Modelling, which I liked because it had tanks, and Battle, which I waited impatiently for him to finish because it had tanks.
And, like magic, one day articles on wargaming began to appear! People with lots and lots of toy soldiers, playing with them. Awesome. My modelling finally had a focus, even if my gaming didn’t. And of tanks. And Romans. And Romans battling tanks, because you worked with what you had.
Well, entering the loft in search of something else and saying to myself, “I wonder what is in that box?” led to me finding copies of:
Now, while not many may remember this magazine, it was a wargame lifeline, if a wierd world away for my country Australian childhood.
This edition comes with a double helping of nostalgia, as it contains a review welcoming the arrival of a brand new magazine:
You may have to squint, but it is writing about White Dwarf!
I found some other treasures in the same long ignored box. Mayby other day; I’ve got some old magazines to read …