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Seven Years’ War 250th Anniversary
Bill makes some suggestions about how we might commemorate the events of what was, in effect, the first 'world war'. Bill Protz, USA

Wargaming: how it all began
The father of modern wargaming reminisces about the events and people involved in getting the hobby started. Don Featherstone, UK

Marathon 490BC
Guardian columnist and "Achtung Schweinehund!" author Harry Pearson gives us a classic encounter between Greeks and Persians. Harry Pearson, UK

Quick play Greeks v Persians rules
Not content to give us the scenario, Harry also donates a set of fast-play ancients rules! Harry Pearson, UK

A beginner’s guide to blogging
One of the first gamers to venture into blogging, Greg outlines some useful ideas for those making their first, tentative steps. Greg Horne, Australia

Asquith's Way
Veteran wargamer and previously Editor of Practical Wargamer, Stuart tells us what he thinks are the ingredients of an enjoyable wargame. Stuart Asquith, UK

Table Top Teaser
Battlegames is proud to revive the famous Table Top Teasers. This river crossing using pontoons being the first in an entirely new series of scenarios for the enjoyment of wargamers of all ages and adaptable to almost any period in history. C S Grant, UK

The Wars of the Faltenian Succession
The Editor opens his own major series dealing with fictitious wargames campaigns, describing the inspiration to undertake a major project of this kind. Of course, much of what's included can be applied to historical campaigns too. Henry Hyde, UK

Everything old is new again
Canny Canadian gamer Ross takes a look at the revival or 40mm as a scale for tabletop gaming and the sources of suitable figures. Ross Macfarlane, Canada

Message in a battle
A plethora of useful ideas for making battlefield command less certain for the all-seeing wargames general. Phil Olley, UK

The battle of Maldon AD991
Arthurian expert Daniel Mersey gives us a fascinating Dark Ages scenario divided into several phases that can be fought as skirmishes or small battles. Dan Mersey, UK

To boldly go
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Editor Guy launches into his journey into the unknown. Written with the historical gamer in mind as well as the dyed-in-the-wool F&S-F fan. Guy Hancock, UK

Liebenau 1757 part 1
Well-known Seven Years War supremo Jim gives us an exciting rearguard scenario to test our mettle. Jim Purky (Der Alte Fritz), USA

Fog of War
Want to make your games less predictable and more fun? Canadian small-scale gamer Bob supplies a host of excellent ideas based on a WW2 winter scenario. Bob Barnetson, Canada

Brisk lads and by no means gummy
Al is keen to attract more youngsters into the hobby, and so he has outlined a number of ideas to gain and keep their interest, complete with a set of fast-play rules for brief, bloody but challenging horse and musket games. Alistair Birch, UK

The Charter Subscribers
A special ‘thank you’ from the Editor

Forward Observer
A byword for thought-provoking columns, Mike opens his account with an overview of the hobby. Mike Siggins, UK

Our first review section, with a variety of board and computer games and some 28mm miniatures from Redoubt. Mike Siggins, Lee Hyde, Henry Hyde (all UK)

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