Wargame magazines have been a part of the hobby for decades both in house for game companies and independent publications. Avalon Hill for example had The General which ran from May 1964 until Avalon Hill's demise in 1998. Meanwhile Strategy & Tactics has been around since 1966 and is still chugging along.
The purpose of this list is to showcase all wargaming magazines currently in production. Feel free to add any publications I have missed with the caveat that the magazine be a current active publication.
Currently the longest running active publication. Making it's debut in 1966, it just published it's 256th issue. The magazine has changed hands a few times over the decades and currently is published by Decision Games.
Strategy & Tactics Magazine usually includes a game inside published by some of the top designers in the hobby as well as historical articles connected to popular wargame themes.
GMT's in house magazine. In general the magazine is chock full of strategy articles on GMT games as well as variants and errata counters. In a throw back to the days of the General when a new scenario for ASL was included in every issue it seems that GMT is now including new scenarios for their Combat Commander series in it's issues including new maps. A must for GMT fans.
MMP's in house magazine featuring support for it's own games. The magazine features contributions by designers such as Dean Essig, Brian Youse and Michael Rinella. The magazine is now also including ASL scenarios in it's publications.
Unlike many wargaming magazines that are stand alone publications Armchair General is a part of Weider History Group which is a publisher of a number of history magazines including Military History Magazine, World War II Magazine and the Civil War Times. The magazine covers all forms of wargaming both video and on your kitchen table. Issues include some excellent historical articles.
I'm a subscriber to this one and when my nephew was in Iraq I used to read my issues and then send them in the monthly packages I sent him. He would then read them and from what I understand they got passed around quite a bit after that.
Very much your classic magazine wargame. Every issue features a completely new game along with articles connected to the game or the historical conflict it covers. I've had limited exposure to their publication but was extremely impress with Michael Rinella's Not War But Murder published last year which was the best magazine game I've ever seen.
I don't know if this counts, since it's not actually shipping yet, but Battles magazine, published by Olivier Revenu, looks quite beautifully laid out. Not sure about content yet, but it looks promising.
Full disclosure; I wrote an article for this magazine, so I suppose this could be construed as shilling, but I would've pointed out this magazine if I hadn't written an article for it anyway.
Also not sure if this one counts, since it's published in a downloadable PDF format that you have to print yourself, but Line of Fire Magazine does feature some good content. They're up to five issues as of this posting.
I suppose it's a "house organ" in that it only has supplements for Lock n' Load publishing products, but it also has historical articles and other general gaming articles and some fiction.
Polish magazine with a couple of games in each issue, using series rules from boxed games. Counters have to be mounted; similar to those in Vae Victis. Maps are high quality though. Published 3 or 4 times a year I believe.
From the society: "It doesn't include board games (though we do publish some separately), but there are historical articles, gaming articles, reviews, occasional rules for miniatures games, and frequent battle or campaign scenarios."
MODERN WAR is the newest wargame magazine published by Decision Games, focusing on post-World War II and hypothetical warfare. It shares many of the strengths and weaknesses of its brethren, STRATEGY AND TACTICS magazine and WORLD AT WAR magazine. Games tend to be of simple to medium complexity. The articles are arguably the best of the three magazines.
COUNTERFACT is a new wargaming magazine by One Small Step games. As of this writing there have been two issues published, each with a complete wargame. Time will tell how well this magazine will catch on, given what else is out there. Has quite a mix of articles ranging from historical analyses, game reviews, and design theory and practice.
When Mark Walker left LNL, he created a new company, Flying Pig Games, with its own wargame magazine, YAAH! It's still a relatively new company and publication. But it is definitely NOT a house organ and covers a wide variety of gaming genres--from fantasy to steampunk miniatures, from sci-fi to your hardcore historical board wargames. Beautifully illustrated and produced, this is one to watch even if you are only interested in one genre. If you aren't wedded to one in a particular and the game's the thing, consider subscribing.