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Well, we didn’t know whether we’d ever make it back again, but here we are!
After a couple of years of not being able to produce an edition of Irregular Magazine due to a combination of changing personal circumstances and a lack of contributions, we’re finally able to bring another edition back to the internet!
To reflect our hiatus, we’ve restarted our numbering, but recognise the great magazines that we produced before by making this Issue 1 Volume 2.
We think it is a pretty damn good issue to bring us back to publication. We have a look at how our editor is trying to build an army on the cheap – and we all want cheap armies, right? There is an unnerving sci-fi short story from our good friend Taylor Holloway; Alex is back with more great advice on scratch building and this time it is a Star Destroyer for X-Wing!! and Vet Sgt gives some great advice on building alien scenery. We have a review of the D&D 5th module, The Rise of Tiamat and the contribution that Marc Miller has given us over many years with his Traveller series of games.
But we’re back again now with another superb issue for everyone. We have a couple of neat tutorials looking first at making cheap terrain and another on how to build your own Roman villa. We have a really interesting interview with Ronnie Renton of Mantic Games about why mantic have gone down the route of using Kickstarter, as well as a look at Mantic’s most recently completed Kickstarter campaign, Deadzone. Also in this issue we have a background piece that can be used for Stargate games, either RPGs or wargames if you’re interested in running an alternative Stargate universe based in the UK.
We have three showcases this issue looking at the work of the talented illustrator Conor Nolan, a look at some of Ian Powell’s wonderfully painted miniatures and the third showcase features Graham Shirley’s awesome Warhammer Greenskin army of Hazmat Gutspilla and the Red Tribe. All three showcases are really well-worth reading.
Finally, we round off this issue with a great short story from the pen of ShaNeil Harada and we have reviews of two games, Dungeon Command and Helldorado.
Yet again, we have another fantastic issue for everyone. We have a couple of really interesting opinion pieces looking at shopping on the internet vs. the highstreet and at the online phenomenon that has really exploded this year: Kickstarter. We also have a great short story for your entertainment from the talented pen of Dave Jackson.
There is also an interview with Jon Robertson of Urban Mammoth about Warheads: Medieval Tales, a look at painting a ruined tower and a great guide to making your own character bases. Daniel Liefer gives us some excellent advice on painting freehand and there are reviews of Fantasy Flight Games’ Gears of War boardgame and the Dredd 3D movie.
There was no publication of Irregular Magazine in Spring ’13. Apologies for any confusion.
Once again, we have another great issue, packed with excellent articles and tutorials. We have a really interesting look at the costs of producing limited miniatures runs and a discussion around how to create scenarios for wargames, as well as a further look into the world of Magic: The Gathering.
We also have a painting guide for Clone Troopers in 15mm scale and a look at whether Airbrushing would be right for you. We also have a look into two different historical backgrounds – The Persian Empire and Trojan England (no, really! Well worth reading). We also priviledged to have an excellent piece on the future sport of Robo Basho, a world of 2115 where Giant Robots are piloted into combat in a heavy metal form of sumo!
There was no publication of Irregular Magazine in Summer ’12. Apologies for any confusion.
Another great issue packed with excellent articles and tutorials. We have a great retrospective looking at a Empire, a computer game from the 70s that is still being played today on the internet. We also have another peek into our developing world for the Traveller RPG, this time some NPCs for players to encounter, there is a review of Leeds Armouries and a look at how the Goths played a part in the downfall of Rome.
There are three tutorials this month; two great guides from Lyn Sthal – a guide to basing and a tutorial on painting faces. We also have the second of a series of articles by Alex Garbett focusing on terrain for spaceship wargaming. This article looks at making stars. There is also our usual review section and a new instalment of Tuk Tuk, by the talented Will Kirby in yet another packed edition of the magazine.
Our Winter’s Eve themed issue of the magazine is once more jam-packed with some excellent articles and tutorials. We look at the D8 RPG Sins, and the Abney Park’s Airship Pirates RPG, and focus on the artwork for Airship Pirates with an interview of some of the artists involved. There are two tutorials; a seasonal guide to snow basing and the first of a series of articles focusing on terrain for spaceship wargaming looking at making planets. There are also plenty of reviews and yet another great instalment of Tuk Tuk and much more!
This issue the theme is Apocalypse. In our tutorial section we have a guide to painting a Firestorm Armada space ship. In RPG we take a look at possible apocalyptic scenarios. The community section has a showcase with David North, cover artist of issue 9, and a report on IMP 2011 show. Nick Johnson builds a theme deck for the Legend of the Five Rings CCG and Dave Barker looks back at the Fighting Fantasy books. We have a short story from Taylor Holloway, plus plenty of great reviews, Tuk Tuk from Will Kirkby, news and much, much more.
This issue our theme is Pulp. Cover artist David North has created a superb cover which includes many of our favourite Pulp themes.As usual we have reviews, tutorials, articles and a two short stories plus another episode of our comic Tuk Tuk.
This issue our theme is Beasts. Cover artist Brynn Metheney has created a stunning cover with a real knock out beasty. As usual we have interviews, reviews, tutorials, articles, a short story and the results of last issues painting competition plus another episode of our comic Tuk Tuk.
Our Fronties themed issue had a stunning cover by artist Diego Gisbert Llorens, the theme continued with Palm Crossing a frontier town for Traveller RPG, reviews of Tea Wars and Clockwork and Chivalry, as well as a historical piece on the Zulu War.
Our Magic themed issue had a stunning cover by out Tuk Tuk artist Will Kirkby, the theme continued with a step by step tutorial on how to paint Discworld’s Nanny Ogg, a guide to the mages of MiddleEarth and a Stage Magician Prestige class for RPG. A slew of show reports included Games Day UK and USA. We interviewed Black Library author Nick Kyme, and David Heathfield gave us a comprehensive guide to the application of paint.
Our first anniversary issue was a bumper affair. This issue included an interview with Jérémie Bonamant Teboul and author Gav Thorpe, part 1 of our Dark Age campaign using Warhammer Ancient Battles, City Guard NPC and some A Very British Civil War articles. Tutorials included chipping, blood effects and painting 1:72 scale figures. There were show reports on Salute and Derby ConQuest, plus our favourite skirmish video games. We also included an article on the gladiator revolt, I’m Spartacus and a medieval rules supplement – Men at Arms.
This issue included an interview with Mike McVey and author Andy Remic. We brought you articles on Viking raiders, pirates for Traveller, and a look at the best swashbuckling movies ever. Our tutorials included a fantastic tutorial by David Heathfield, and how to make photo scenery the easy way. We also packed in two short stories and reviews of 6D6Fireball and Savage Worlds, plus much, much more.
This issue included a free zombie apocalypse gaming supplement, an unusual Goblin army, tutorials for urban basing and speed painting skeletons, interviews with Victoria Lamb and sculptor Bob Naismith as well as a look at the undead decks available in Magic: The Gathering, plus much more!
This issue included a guide to photographing your minis, Mould Goblins for DnD, tutorials for painting rust and making scenery on a CD, an article on the Peasants revolt and a show report on Games Day UK 2009, plus much more!
The very first issue included tutorials for non-metallic metals, painting lava bases and painting a Vindicator with washes, articles for an ECW campaign, how to make an industrial base, Carter & Sons D20 NPC and much more!