It must be magic: I only need to mention that we are awaiting the special and, like the genie in a Christmas panto, it appears!
Here's what Big Rich had to say about it:
The 2016 Christmas Special is here and it’s a bit of an unusual one in that the number of pieces is down, but the content as a whole is up to a massive 139 pages. Apologies to those who like the wide eclectic mix of articles we normally run, but we hope that the depth and quality of the content here makes up for that. Normal service will be resumed in the Summer.
So, here’s what we have in store for you.
Top Gun: A Briefing with Johnny Danger. We look at tactics in Bag the Hun
I Should be so Plucky: An Introduction to A Mere Question of Pluck
A Mere Question of Pluck: A complete set of rules for the Second Boer War. Some said they were just a myth, but here we set them free, at long, long last.
Yes, we Have No Talanas: Two introductory Boer War scenarios, Talana Hill and Elandslaagte
Bagging Bob the Nailer: Lucknow 1857 and Simon Walker looks at this classic Indian Mutiny encounter for Sharp Practice
Viva Ras Begus! Elvis may have left the building, but the spirit of the King lives on in the musical extravaganza that was our Sharp Practice display game on the show circuit this year. Big Rich talks about building the game in two weeks and his approach generally to show games.
Chain of Command: Russia 1942 to 1943. A whole raft of lists from the pen of Richard Morrill. If you want to go East, this is where to start with 39 pages of forces to choose from.
Cold Enough to Freeze Your TW&T Off. We head for the Winter War as the Russians and Finns shape up for an encounter with Troops, Weapons & Tactics.
Hot Sausage, Cold TW&T. A Winter War scenario.
Out of the Frying Pan: A Normandy scenario for IABSM from Mike Whittaker.
The Roundwood Report. Sidney questions Rich about Command & Control in wargames and the recipe for Lard Island Iced Tea is, at last, unveiled.
You can buy the special for the amazingly good value price of £6.00 by clicking here.
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