This issue of Wargames Illustrated contains the following content:
THE LION OF THE NORTH AND THE THIRTY YEARS WAR
“Gott mit uns!” was the battle cry which heralded the charge of King Gustavus Adolphus and his cavalry into combat. We introduce you to the Swedish warrior-monarch, lay down his wargame-able credentials, and set the scene for this month’s other theme articles.
LEARNING TO WIN: SWEDEN AGAINST POLAND
As a prelude to the Thirty Years War, Gustavus Adolphus cut his teeth in the wars against the Poles in the early part of the 17th Century. This article includes a scenario for pitting the Swedes against the Poles.
THE LION STRIKES: BATTLE OF BREITENFELD
This was the battle that established Gustavus Adolphus as the hero of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War and showed all of Europe that the Swedish leader was a masterful battlefield general.