The thrill of being published in ‘Wargames Illustrated’

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It was with much excitement that I opened up ‘Wargames Illustrated’ (issue#385, November 2019) today, as I knew it contained my article on my imagi-nation, the Barryat of Lyndonia.

Every writer knows the thrill of the first sight of a newly published article. Will it look good? Will they put the right pics in? Will it read as well as it did in my final draft?

Well, I was delighted at how the finished six-page article looked. They even tarted it up by adding stills from the movie ‘Barry Lyndon’, on which my imagi-nation is based.

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Followers of my blog will be aware of the Barryat, as my project has featured here many times. When I asked ‘Wargames Illustrated’ if they were interested in an article about it, they were very keen.

Hopefully readers will enjoy the article. It is a little different in that it doesn’t have any orders-of-battle, scenarios or ratings for particular rules.  Instead, it is a very general  jaunt through my project to merge movies and imagi-nations. 

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The theme of this particular issue is ‘fictional heroes’, so my article fits well – albeit it does seem a little odd to be juxtaposed with Judge Dredd and Captain Flint.

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I wonder if anyone will take up my light-hearted suggestions of other potential movie-based imaginations? Maybe a Napoleonic-period country called the Richardy of Sharpe, or the colonial setting of the Unholy Flashman Empire?!

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14 thoughts on “The thrill of being published in ‘Wargames Illustrated’

  1. Congratulations on the publication of your article. I’ve followed your many postings which, I believe, started with painting up the two regiments from Barry Lyndon. There’s one very nice thing about Imagi-Nation gaming – whatever you do will always be right! Or as a now departed friend once said “Damn it, they’re your figures. Do what you want!” Gain sincere congratulations – well deserved.

  2. I will have to buy a copy of this issue. Nice looking layout and production values. The pictures really show off the Minden figures very nicely – thank you for that.

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