Thus, episode 40. I never meant for this show to be so long and yet it could have easily been even longer. So many covers, so little time. I had wanted to do a tribute to wargame box art for some time and well i finally did it.
We've come a long way from the early days of Single Palate Image aka SPI's color of the week but the fact of the matter is the art that graces the boxes of these things is, to use a word that has nearly become devoid of all meaning, art.
That's not to say all is good in the world of conflict rendering. There are some real clunkers out there and it makes me wonder, who was it that had the final say on Monty's Gamble? I know, i wouldn't step forward either.
So if i can't judge a book by its cover, i'll just judge a cover by its book, err, you get the point.
Here are just a couple designs from the timeless to the innovative: