Issue 8 Volume 2 / Winter 2019

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Once again we’d like to offer you a welcome return to our our latest issue of Irregular Magazine, Issue 8 Volume 2 for Winter 2019!

As Webmaster, I should offer a small apology here that this issue is a little bit later than planned due to Real Life™. Sorry about that – however, on with the more interesting bits of this issue!

As well as a review of the recent News, in this issue we’re examining what is happening with the new and upcoming edition of Test of Honour, the popular Samurai miniatures game. With information directly from Graham Davey, one of the authors of the game, we look at what gamers can expect from the new edition.

We also enjoy bringing you different perspectives on the gaming industry, so we’re very excited to bring you a review of three different games: Drop Mix, IceCool2 and Orc-lympics by CoCo, who is our youngest contributor so far!

To complement CoCo’s first review article, we’ve also got a review of a number of boardgames that cab be played with our wider families as well – and that are not just for the dedicated gamer.

There are also two history pieces in this month’s magazine. The first is a really interesting look at a a particular action in the Sino-Japanese War, The Defense of Sihang Warehouse, which was a part of the Battle of Shanghai; with a focus on Xie Jinyuan, the commander of the Chinese forces in this particular action. The second is a focus on POW escapes in Asia during WW2, which is rather less well known than equivalent European escapes and perhaps far more dangerous!

Our team have also look at of a couple of events in this issue: The Newark Wargames Show and the New York Toy Fair, as well as a Book review by our Editor of One-Hour Skirmish Wargames by John Lambshead.

Our editor is also in find form as he continues his series on his never-ending fight with the his own personal Grey Hoard and what he is looking forward to over the next year.

Another Irregular regular, Alex, has written up his first forays into the world of Team Yankee, which if you don’t know is Battlefront’s 15mm miniature game of hot cold war!

Finally, if you only read one thing in this issue, we can only strongly recommend that you review the article we have about Dan Melville and how he created his own prosthesis based on gaming and has transformed this into his own small business.

Time to get reading – go on, download your copy now!