Issue 23 Volume 2 / Spring 2023

It is our pleasure to once again serve up to you, or long standing as well as our new readers, another edition of Irregular Magazine, which is one more packed with the latest news, game releases, book reviews, RPGs, miniatures, nostalgia and much, much more!

Following our usual pattern, after the latest news round-up, our much loved editor gives us a status update on how his is conquering his grey hoard of unfinished miniatures, which is always heartening for those of us in a similar position!

Our ever-popular book reviews are also back in force once more in this issue, with two of the excellent titles from Osprey’s Combat Series: Hunnic Warrior vs Roman Cavalry and US Soldier vs Chinese Soldier and continue further with reviews of books looking the Battle of Tannenberg in the First World War, and just about one hundred years earlier the Battle of Berezina in the Napoleonic Wars. Finally for our book reviews we wrap up with The Last Viking, as look at the life of King Harold Hardrada and a look at post-Roman kingdoms in Britain and Gaul.

As always, Irregular Magazine isn’t just about the popular book reviews, but we also have a look at two recent wargames release – Flames of War: Clash of Steel enables players new to the Flames of War 15mm size wargame, to start with German and Soviet forces in the Battle for Berlin; and 02 Hundred Hours is a small-unit elite skirmish scenario game for 28mm sized miniatures! If your gaming doesn’t tend to the wargaming so much at the moment and you’re interested in getting started, we also have an article about how to go about getting started in this kind of engaging tabletop activity!

Nostalgia is also always a favourite topic, and we have two Blasts from the Past in this issue. The first looks at the BattleMasters mass-battle wargame from Milton Bradley, and the second looks at classic D&D (BECMI D&D), variant of which is a game that many of us cut our gaming teeth on!

Sticking with the RPG these, we also have a review of much newer RPG, the new Blade Runner role playing game, which is a very thematic and interesting take on near future, cyberpunk noir gaming!

Our editor has also drawn out two elements of history that are great starters to encourage us to investigate more, or to use as the basis for some of our gaming – the tale of 3000 missing Chinese Soldiers in WW2, and also a look at the history around the Battle of Marston Moor in the English Civil War.

And last, but by no means least, we have an article in our series that looks at how modern information technology tools, looking this time we have a look at Adobe Express and how we can make great use of it to enhance our gaming experiences!

So it’s time to get reading – go on, download a copy now!