Wargames Illustrated How To... This ‘How To…’ guide is a compilation of articles published over several years in Wargames Illustrated magazine. This first volume (like the following two, which will be published annually) is an eclectic mix of the best of the articles from our regular ‘How To…’ column. Although ‘How To…’ has featured several different contributors over the years, Paul Davies (author of Battlefields in Miniature by Pen and Sword) has been its main contributor. Contents: NORTH AMERICAN MANSION In this ‘how to’ we will be showing you how to construct a miniature ACW mansion. ROMAN FORTIFICATIONS How to build Roman fortifications like those erected by Caesar in Gaul. BUILDING BRIDGES A step-by-step guide to constructing a range of different bridge types. SOUTH EAST ASIAN BUILDINGS We explore some possibilities on modeling buildings inspired by Vietnam. EARLY IRISH CHRISTIAN CHURCH Irish monastic buildings have a unique look and can add a great deal of character to your tabletop. Here is a step-by-step guide to knocking up an early Christan church. SPANISH CONVENT We show you how to make a model which can be used on the Churubusco battlefield (Mexico) or many others around the globe. WOODEN FENCES & DRY STONE WALLS This terrain project talks us through the construction of a Dark Ages church. DICE TOWER Paul Davies was “on a roll” when he put together the plans for this simple, yet incredibly handy and eye-catching, dice-rolling tower for you. WATERMILL Another great wargames terrain project. This time Paul talks us through building a watermill and provides ideas for making it a late Medieval European mill, or a Colonial North American mill. You get to choose. NATIVE AMERICAN LONGHOUSE Paul Davies shows us how to make a Native American Longhouse. SIEGE TOWER Our favorite show reporter and habitual terrain builder Paul Davies has put together a very helpful little piece on how to achieve one of the most elusive things in wargaming – the in-focus photo of miniatures at play. DUTCH WINDMILL We show you how to build a windmill using materials that are quite easy to get hold of and that most wargamers might have lying around their homes. BATTLEFIELD DEFENCES In this article we dive into the world of battlefield defences. REDOUBTS AT BORODINO Barry Hilton shows us how he went about building the Russian earthworks for his massive “Battle of Borodino weekender”.
The step-by-step building and painting guides in this book illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for twenty- five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. These are: Afrika Korps; Fallschirmjager (parachutists); Feldgendarmerie (military police); Gebirgsjager (mountain troops); Heer (army); Panzer (tank crews); Waffen SS and U-boat crew. Preparation and assembly of white metal and plastic figures is covered in detail, and tutorials include techniques for building a wargames army quickly.