Now as a general rules I'm not a massive fan of "amateur" magazines either paper of e-zines. I'm never quite sure what they are about.
I've read a few and have always ended up just a tab bemused as to why....
So when I decidec to subscribe to a new e-zine I did wonder why I'd bothered.
Wargamers Notes Quarterly, once I actually got around to reading is does not come across like other publications of its "type". It is far far better than that.
Now I'm not one of those chaps who expect a whole magazine to be to their taste every time - and it isn't but that does not make it any worse. Indeed the variety of styles makes it rather the better.
IT TREATS ME LIKE AN ADULT. Yipee no childish patronising drivel here. There is an assumption that I can read long words without the use of my fingers and that I won't find any article of more than 1000 wordS too long for my brain.
The first two issues (told you I was behind with my reading) are now on my reader and likely to stay there
The mix of articles gives you plenty to read so far shows us that not all wargames are brain dead one- hour 2 foot square table skirmishes with 10 men a side. The chaps here have a terrible tendency to use their brains. My personal favourite articles include a re-fight of the Ruso-Japanese Naval battles of 1904-5 . I have small squadrons for this period in 1/600th and this series shows another way to do it. Never a bad idea to see alternatives.
There is quite a lot of stuff on solo play- never one of my things but again that does not stop the articles being readable though for myself the idea of taking control of the forces almost entirely out of the players hands is anathema- though in solo play I can see the point- assuming I could see the point of solo play which I never really have but then different strokes etc.
Anice Sci- Fi "Narrative Campaign article again gave me the odd idea or two - just get the silly sci-fi stuff out again it is time Denzil Washington Snipes tries to wrest power from Fidel Ernesto Guevara Smith- AGAIN !
Also it has to be said I like the look of this ezine- some care and thought has gone into the presentation.
Nice one(well two) boys- I await the next issue with interest.
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worth a punt I'd say .