Monday, 9 August 2010

A Barkingly Good Read..... Barking Irons No.2

In need of a good wargaming read whilst on holiday, or even just to while away the daily commute to work? Then Barking Irons No.2 should be right up your street. Got to say that I am really enjoying this mag despite the fact that I'm not actually interested in any way in the likes of Flintloque, yet it still gets read cover to cover. 

I think this is because the writing and editorial style doesn't set out to be anything other than an informative and good read. And, besides as a 15mm Sci Fi gamer into ASQL2.0 you have to get it just for the Hollywood Marines Army Template!

At 32 pages Barking Irons costs £3.00 (plus £1 P&P UK, £2.50 rest of world) and is produced on comic weight paper in American quarto format.

Issue No.2 will be available for general release on 16th August. Inside you will find:
A DarkeStorme Rises!
An in depth look at the two scale high fantasy game system DarkeStorme.
This article includes information on the game and its background as well as the theory behind the game.
By G. Syme

Is that you Mr Obidiah?
Modelling Master Class - Personalities of Valon. An article about the many uses of the rogue Obidiah Hogswill. Miniature conversions for use with Flintloque.
By T. Harwood

War in an Age of Might and Steel
Massed Battle in 15mm scale fantasy has never been so fast and so much fun! We look at the Age of Might and Steel rules system by the talented Mr Hazuka.
By A.Scott with T.Thurlow

The Shattered Prydian Precinct
Once an entity unifying the free worlds of mankind the Prydian Precinct has been rent asunder by a civil war that sees the marcher barons fighting over an empty throne.
Our first setting article for the science fiction Ion Age of Firefight 2.0. By B.Dyer

Dirty Arf Undred
Flintloque scenario for two players (or solo play) along with regimental information for the infamous 50th Foote of Albion.
Will Colonel Sterf Yong and his lads hold out in this ‘king of the hill’ adventure?  By B.Dyer.

Tray Served Snack
Part two of the Happy Burger arc for Firefight 2.0 the 28mm science fiction system set in the Ion Age.
Emeritas Hughes gets more than he bargained for in this exciting mission. By G. Syme.

The Green Knight
A DarkeStorme scenario for two players.
Deep in the darkling forest the Dwarves of Karl Ultranain encounter a mysterious knight who cannot be killed but is intent on slaughter.
By G.Syme.

The Smell of Napalm in the Morning
The new Hollywood Marines fun army template for the Alien Squad Leader (ASQL) 15mm science fiction system.
By A. Self.

Heroic Bands
The theory and tactics for the effective use of Heroic Bands in the Age of Might and Steel (AoMaS) 15mm Fantasy system.
By S. Hazuka.

Seven Principles of Flintloque
Part two of the seven principles is concerned with ‘reading the book’ and tells you how to get the most out of your Flintloque game books.
By M. White with G.Syme.

Tactics for the Undead
Shuffle and Moan! Get to the ‘meat’ for using the Undead in the Age of Might and Steel (AoMaS) 15mm Fantasy system.
By S. Hazuka.
Plus the Lead Shotte Columns.
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  1. Like you, I eagerly look forward to my copy.