So it was inevitable that I was going to purchase this magazine. A bright glossy magazine full of articles on my favourite period. A perfect match right?
The whole thing left me disappointed. I thought the articles were poor overall, no great insight to the period or the means to get started in wargaming the hobby. Indeed the introductory article could have been written with any period in mind and with not much more thought. The figures available section failed to talk about the ranges from Old Glory & Wargames Factory (presumably because they hadn't sent any free samples for a review but they could have been mentioned as a matter of completeness).
That then left us with two other articles both looking at the same thing in a way - 1704 & Blenheim. Not quite the period coverage I was expecting. Blenheim is a stunning victory no disputing that. But it wasn't the only engagement and the only theatre.
I also thought that the quality of the photographs and the content of those pictures was not of the standard that they could have been. None of them inspired me to pick up my paintbrush which, I believe, a good photograph should do.
Okay I'm spoilt. I am fortunate enough to play large games with lots of figures on good terrain already. But, a few good snippets aside (I liked the little side bar pieces on dragoons and artillery), I don't feel as though the period has been given the representation it should have by the magazine and wonder how many new recruits will come to the period as a result.
Save £4.50 and do the search on the internet instead - it'll be much more rewarding.