Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wargames Illustrated Magazine - Special Pulp Issue

I know a lot of my readers are very into pulp fiction, and games that feature pulp themes. Even if you don't normally consider yourself a miniatures wargamer, I'd urge you to pick up a copy of this month's Wargames Illustrated magazine. (Stores that lean more heavily towards miniatures will have it, and sometimes chain bookstores will even have it in their periodicals section; I got mine at Maplewood Hobby today.)

There are articles that cover the basics of what makes for a pulp adventure and the history of the genre, several different game scenarios, and an overview of where you can find pulp-themed figures for your games. (And make no mistake, these would work perfectly for an RPG as well as a more traditional skirmish game.) There are also articles on steampunk (which some view as an adjunct of the larger pulp genre) as well as a couple of more traditional historical wargame themed articles. All, of course, lavishly illustrated and featuring gorgeous pics of painted minis.

They even have a promotional video for the issue, which I think is a pretty neat idea: