Just a short post.
I picked up issue 400 of Wargames Illustrated yesterday! Leaving aside content for the moment I found it hard to believe it was 1987 when issue 1 was published, this was Duncan’s follow on from Miniature Wargames which had started 4 1/2 years earlier.
I remember popping to the local newsagents and picking up a copy and thoroughly enjoying the read and the photos over a cup of coffee
The quality of the magazine, in my opinion, was excellent and was quite often the catalyst for many a Wargaming butterfly moment. At Duncan’s suggestion I spent hours creating an index for the first 200 issues (which I still have) and the rights of which Duncan bought off me just before he sold the mag.
So 34 years later I still buy the magazine more out of habit and misplaced loyalty!
The style and content has changed but I think more in a way that reflects the hobby and the expectations of the ‘new gamers’
About every 6 months I dissect the magazines cutting out articles and or pictures that I will find of use, and yes sometimes the magazine provides Lean pickings.
However I still feel that Minaiture Wargames under Duncan’s stewardship and WI for at least the first 200 issues have helped our hobby immensely.
So happy 400th issue WI.