Monday, 15 August 2022

Warning Order issue 60 is now out.



Warning Order is a superb free online wargame magazine, goodness knows how much effort goes into getting each issue out, but if you download it and enjoy, please consider hitting the donate button on the front page of the website - Link below.


The exciting part of this issue is part 3 of the One Day Campaign game that I mentioned in a recent post - Link below.


This issue provides the reader with a ready built campaign, including maps and orders of battle. Plus there are a ton of other goodies included in the mag, a good cover-to-cover read, ideal as I am a little tied up with hospital stuff at the moment, so plenty to read is good - thank you Matt!


Just head over to the below link and click on the small thumbnail for issue 60.


Resource Section.


Warning Orders download and donate page. LINK

http://www.wfhgs.com/wrngorder.html


Earlier post on the campaign article. LINK

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2022/07/campaigning-and-fast-play-wwii-tactical.html


My sister webspace COMMANDERS is being re-configured to showcase various figure and boardgame systems that I am enjoying and give a flavour of where current ongoing projects are up to. Link.


https://commanders.simdif.com


14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the 'heads up' Norm as I only checked in a few days ago to see if a new issue was out. Off to download and read now:).

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    1. Hi Steve, there is a BKC IV article that you will enjoy.

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    2. Thanks for the nice post about Warning Order, Matt Irsik is always thrilled to hear from people who are regular readers. He worked really hard on this campaign series. I was one of the German players in the BKC IV game, and it was a real challenge. I commanded the "forlorn hope" infantry battalion and AT guns along the road hedgerows, and I was certain I would not last long. But I had one Pak40 and a mortar team that somehow managed to distract and delay a couple of tank squadrons on the right flank, giving the Pz IVH company time to get in position and deal with the rest. We now play with the optional rule of keeping hits on the stands, so it becomes a nail-biter at times.

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    3. Thanks Mark, Matt does an amazing job and he is a lone voice out there doing this sort of thing, so our appreciation needs to be shown. Sounds like yours was a tense game. I am playing with hits left on and think Steve is too.

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    4. I e-mail Matt to show my appreciation and to comment on each issue of what is the best 'magazine' around IMHO. I think the fact that we are of a similar age and so much of what he says resonates with me, might have something to do with my bias!

      I'm a big fan of hits staying on and it gives a more realistic game to my mind. No more 6 Shermans ganging up on one Tiger I to take it out or infantry advancing in the open with almost carte blanche.

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  2. I thought WO60 was an especially intresting issue. Having been reading this for years (more years than I can count!), I always find something of interest whether miniatures, boardgames, book reviews, etc..

    My question to you, Norm: Do you prefer reading a steady and frequent stream of new blog posts over, say, three months, or a compilation such as WO in quarterly (or semi-annual) blasts?

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  3. Hi Jonathan, I started in an era of bi-monthly’s and quarterlies and no internet, so I suppose I see the compilation as the more honest format or better thoroughbred that reaches a higher bar over the entire content ….. however, the genie is out of the bottle and so I would miss my daily blog round-up, but the fact that I can have both (and do still buy the three main figure paper mags) works for me.

    Perhaps overall blogs have more of a ‘filler’ type aspect and the pleasure comes from finding treasure every now and then.

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    1. I like the daily Blog round up as it were too, with the quarterly magazine giving more depth, rather like the Sunday newspaper supplements that can go into more depth and you can take your time to digest them at your leisure. Certainly with Warning Order I take my time reading it, digesting some articles more than others, but certianly appreciating the whole and the time and effort put into producing it.

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  4. Interesting stuff Norm I just don’t seem to have enough time at the moment for consuming more information, what a strange world we live in🤔

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  5. Hi Matt …… too much goodness :-)

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  6. I usually check these out as well. There’s always something in them relevant to my interests. 😀

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  7. Hi Stew, I always have a few backed up onto my iPad and they make a great ‘dip in’ source to read in all of those situations when you need to fill half an hour or so - whether in waiting rooms, on the train or in a hotel etc. A great service provided to the wargame community.

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  8. Thanks a lot Norm. I used to follow WO in the past but have abandoned it the last few years for whatever reason only God knows. Will reconnect on the strength of your post!

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  9. Hi Mike, 60 issues is quite the achievement, there is a ton of stuff to dig into there.

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