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The Grenadier

1.0 Introduction

The Grenadier Magazine evolved out of Game Designers Workshop's Europa Newsletter in 1978.
Originally titled The Paper Soldier, the first issue appeared as The Grenadier Wargaming Quarterly in digest size 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches and 32 pages in January 1978. It dealt exclusively with Game Designers Workshop products and the military history behind some of those battles and campaigns. Issue 4, was the first to discuss another company's wargame - Jedko Games's Fortress Europa.

In 1980, The Grenadier was slated for discontinuance. Issue 12, dated January 1981, was the last Game Designers Workshop issue. At that time, Jeffry Tibbetts offered to take the magazine over. The arrangements were completed and Issue #13, dated June 1981, was the first published by J Tibbetts & Son. This issue was actually printed by Mr. Tibbetts and his son, Robert, on a press in the garage of author Thomas J. Bates [Charge of The Bull, Normandy: The Search for Sidney Bates, VC. This was the last digest size issue. Issue #14 was the first 8-1/2 by 11 inch size issue. Effective with Issue 14, Mr. Tibbetts became Editor.

2.0 Magazine issues

Issue 1

January 1978 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.

Contents:

  • The Inside Line; editorial notes by Marc Miller
  • The Polish Army in 1939 by Franklyn Prieskop
  • A DNO/UNT Scenario: Operation Citadel by John Gordon
  • The Social History of the Tank by Frank Chadwick
  • Book Review of Gunpowder and Galleys by John Guilmartin

Issue 2


April 1978 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.
Contents:

  • The Inside Line; editorial notes by Marc Miller
  • Armor Effects in DNO/UNT by Bill Stone
  • Tactics in Imperium by Phil Kosnett
  • The Social History of the Tank. Part 2 by Frank Chadwick
  • A DNO/UNT Scenario: Attack on Army Group Center by Terry Thiel
  • Rules Variants for GDW's Citadel [Dien Bien Phu] by Greg Novak
  • Book Review of Supplying for War by Martin Van Creveld

Issue 3

July 1978 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.
Contents:

  • The Inside Line; editorial notes by Marc Miller
  • Strategy and Tactics in Narvik by James Wells
  • Rules Variants in Narvik by Greg Novak
  • Order of Battle in Yalu by Shelby Stanton
  • Sounding off by The Readers: A Discussion of Bar Lev with variant units
  • The Dora Rail Gun in DNO/UNT by Wayne Matthews
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick
  • The Russian Unpreparedness Rule in DNO/UNT by Gary J. Stagliano

Issue 4

October 1978 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.
Contents:

  • The Inside Line; editorial notes by Marc Miller
  • Air Systems in Europa Games by Bill Stone
  • Germany's East Front Allies: Hungary by Franklyn G. Prieskop
  • Game Review of Fortress Europa by Greg Novak
  • Wargaming in 1984 by Jack Greene
  • Sounding off by The Readers
  • Wargame Tournaments at Conventions by Marc Miller
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick

Issue 5

January 1979 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.
Contents:

  • The Inside Line; editorial notes by Marc Miller
  • Game Review of SPI's The Next War by Wayne Matthews
  • Germany's East Front Allies: Hungary (part 2) by Franklyn G. Prieskop
  • Game Review of Overlord by Shelby Stanton
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick

Issue 6

May 1979 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by Scott Renner
  • Europa Notes by Bill Stone
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick
  • Game Profile Road to the Rhine by Bill Stone
  • Profile Source of the Nile by John Harshman
  • Operation Crusader by Mike Colleran [includes variant morale rules]
  • On the Road to Tobruk - Tactical Notes for Crusader by Greg Novak
  • Engineering the Fall of Tobruk by David Bieksza

Issue 7

August 1979 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 32 pages.

Contents:

  • Guest Editorial Notes by Charles Vasey
  • Europa Notes by Bill Stone
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick
  • A Short History of Tactical Games by David Bieksza
  • Game Review: Napoleon at Leipzig by Scott Renner
  • Counterpoint by John M. Astell
  • The 27th Panzer Division in Europa by Paul X. F. Dunnigan, Jr.
  • The Yugoslav Army in Europa by Franklyn G. Prieskop
  • Inside Merita-Merkur by John M. Astell
  • The Russo-Finnish War in Europa by Terry Scofield
  • Out of the Wrapper - newly-published wargames
  • Rumors
  • The Grenadier: A Statement by John M. Astell [the direction of his editorship for The Grenadier]

Issue 8

January 1980 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by John M. Astell
  • Europa Notes by Bill Stone
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick
  • Richard Berg's Forward Observer
  • Marita-Merkur review by Bill Stone
  • Jugoslav Defection in Europa by John M. Astell
  • Salerno - review by David Bieksza
  • Road to the Rhine review by Shelby Stanton
  • Operation Taifun Scenario for DNO by Gary J. Stagliano
  • Out of the Wrapper - newly-published wargames
  • Rumors

Issue 9

April 1980 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by Eric Goldberg
  • Europa Notes by Bill Stone
  • My Two Cents by Frank Chadwick
  • Observations by Richard Berg
  • ResearchingWhite Death by Shelby Stanton
  • 1942 Optional Rules by Ian Alexander
  • Germany's East Front Allies: Croatia by Franklyn G. Prieskop
  • Carriers and Airraft of the Pacific War by Karl E. Wiegers
  • System 7 Tactics by Terry Scofield
  • The Battle of Corunna, a scenario by Bill Fawcett
  • Out of the Wrapper - newly-published wargames
  • Rumors

Issue 10

July 1980 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by John M. Astell
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • Observations by Richard Berg
  • 1980 Game Designers' Census by Bill Stone
  • U.S. Airborne Formations [in Europe 1944-45] by Shelby Stanton
  • The French Navy in World War II by Karl Wiegers
  • Unentschieden: 1942 by Robert J. Beyma
  • Out of the Wrapper - newly-published wargames
  • Rumors
  • Origins Awards

Issue 11

October 1980 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by John M. Astell
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • SimCan at Sea by Karl E. Wiegers
  • Lam Son review by Shelby L. Stanton
  • Goering Formations in WW II by Paul F. X. Dunigan, Jr.
  • Narvik review by Winston Hamilton
  • Origins '80: Drang Nach Osten by Henry C. Robinette
  • Unofficial [comments and insights on Game Designers Workshop products]
  • State of the Art [recently-published wargames]

Issue 12

January 1981 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial Notes by John M. Astell and Jeff Tibbetts
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • The Dutch Army by Franklyn G. Prieskop
  • Tacforce Update: FASCAM by Wayne Matthews
  • The French Airforce by Karl E. Wiegers
  • Updating [La Battaille de la] Moskowa by Paul F. Smith
  • Origins '80: Drang Nach Osten by Henry C. Robinette
  • Out of the Wrapper - newly-published wargames
  • Unofficial [comments and insights on Game Designers Workshop products]
  • State of the Art [recently-published wargames]

Issue 13

June 1981 - 4.25 by 5.5 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial by Michael Sloan
  • French Armor in the Fall of France by Paul F. X. Dunnigan
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • The Battle of Austerlitz review by Shelton Yee
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • The View From Our Bunker by Terry Jackson and Clint Bigglestone
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Attila The Hun by Strategic Studies Games
    • Ironbottom Sound: The Guadalcanal Campaign by Quarterdeck Games
    • The Fall of France [Europa VIII] by Game Designers Workshop
    • Suez '73: The Battle of Chinese Farm by Game Designers Workshop
    • Drive to the Danube 1945 by PM Productions
    • Phalanx of Fire: The Battle for Quani Tri by PM Productions
    • Locust: Soviet Invasion of Iran by PM Productions
    • Campaigns of Napoleon by West End Games
    • Task Force by Simulations Publications Inc
    • The Longest Day by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • The Sword and The Stars by Simulations Publications Inc.

Issue 14

1982 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 36 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Europa Notes: The Future History of Europa by John M. Astell
  • The Fall of France by David Berry
    • A Reply fron the Designer by John M. Astell
  • Paris in the Springtime: Various wargames on the Battle for France 1940 by Paul F. X. Dunnigan
  • Beat To Quarters: Game analysis and Review by Terry Jackson
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Prochorovka [Armor at Kursk] by Karl E. Wiegers
  • The View From Our Bunker by Terry Jackson and Clint Bigglestone
  • Forward to Richmond! review by James C. Gordon
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Traveller Deluxe Edition by Game Designers Workshop
    • Grimtooth's Traps [for Tunnels & Trolls] by Flying Buffalo Inc.
    • Thieves' World by Chaosium Inc.
    • Battle of Salamanca by Strategic Studies Games
    • The Killing Ground: Megiddo to Mortgarten by Conflict Simulation Systems
    • Trenchfoot by Game Designers Workshop
    • Raider! by Yaquinto Games
    • Superiority by Yaquinto Games
    • The Fall of South Vietnam by Yaquinto Games
    • Adventurer by Yaquinto Games
    • Ace of Aces by Nova Game Designs
    • Spies! by Simulations Publications Inc
    • Commando Actions by Yaquinto Games
    • The Roaring '20s by Yaquinto Games
    • Southern Flank: The Battle for Istanbul, August 1981 by Swedish Game Productions
    • Vive l'Empereur!: Grand Tactical Miniatures Rules for Napoleonic Warfare by Chaosium Inc
    • Kanev: Parachutes Across the Dnepr by People's War Games
    • La Bataille de Deutsch-Wagram by Marshal Enterprises
    • Manassas by Iron Crown Enterprises
    • Universe by Simulations Publications Inc
    • Richard I the Lionhearted by Mayfair Games
    • Apache by Yaquinto Games
    • Holowczyn: Battle of the Moscow Road by Swedish Game Production

Issue 15

Spring 1982 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 40 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Europa Notes: The Future History of Europa (Part 2) by John M. Astell
  • Streets of Stalingrad review by Jack Radey
    • A Reply fron the Designer by Dana Lombardy
    • Rebirth
  • The View From Our Bunker by Terry Jackson and Clint Bigglestone
  • Panzer Corps in DNO by David Berry
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Great Medieval Battles review by Ralph Vickers
  • Beda Fomm review by James C. Gordon
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • War in The Falklands by Mayfair Games
    • Their Finest Hour Second Edition by Game Designers Workshop
    • Inchon by Simulations Canada
    • Cradle of Civilization by Historical Concepts
    • Fifth Frontier War by Game Designers Workshop
    • Divine Wind by Simulations Canada
    • Wake Island by Mayfair Games
    • Battle of Vittoria by Stategic Studies Games
    • Soldier King by Game Designers Workshop
    • Drive on Damascus by World Wide Games in The Wargamer #15
    • Empire Third Edition [Napoleonic miniatures rules] by Empire Games
    • Invasion Earth by Game Designers Workshop
    • Dark Passage: The Invasion of Pakistan April 1982 by Swedish Game Production
    • The Trojan War by Metagaming
    • Battlewagon by Task Force Games
    • Defiance: The Battle of Xuan Loc by Swedish Game Production

Issue 16

January 1983 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 44 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Europa Notes: German Ground Unit OB by John M. Astell
  • Guilford Courthouse by David S. Bieksza
  • A Tactical Anaylsis
  • The Historical Perspective
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • The Guns of August review by Shelton Yee
  • The View From Our Porthole by Terry Jackson and Clint Bigglestone
  • Kanev: Parachutes Across The Dnepr review by Tom Oleson
    • Designer's reply by Jack Radey
  • Computer Wargames: An Overview by Shelton Yee
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Attack in the Ardennes by Game Designers Workshop
    • Bomber by Yaquinto Publications, Inc.
    • Behind Enemy Lines WW2 role-playing rules by FASA
    • The Battle of Trafalgar book by Naval Institute Press
    • Zulu Attack: Isandlwana, January 22, 1878 by Phoenix Enterprises
    • Guadalcanal Campaign computer wargame by Strategic Simulations Inc
    • United Nations by Yaquinto Publications, Inc.
    • Napoleon's Last Triumph by Simulations Canada
    • Army Group North by Strategic Studies Games
    • Monty: the Making of a General book by McGraw-Hill Book Company
    • Texas Revolution by Mings Enterprises
    • Gettysburg: High Tide of the Confederacy by Phoenix Enterprises
    • An Illustated Guide to Modern Fighters and Attack Aircraft book by Arco Publishing

Issue 17

April 1983 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 44 pages.
Contents:

  • Editorial by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • Napoleon's Last Triumph Review by James T. Naughton
  • Reply by Stephen Newberg
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Fall Blau An Unofficial DNO Variant by David S. Berry
  • Solitaire Gaming by Dan Schwan
  • Germany's East Front Allies: Slovakia by Franklyn S. Prieskop
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Victory at Waterloo by Attactix Adventure Games
    • Jerusalem by Mayfair Games, Inc.
    • A Book of Sandhurst Wargames by Coward, McCann and Geoghegan
      • Aquitaine
      • Craonne
      • Fjord
      • Men Against Fire
    • Seapower and the State by Simulations Canada
    • Little Round Top by World Wide Gamers in The Wargamer 20
    • Rapid Deployment Force by Simulations Publications, Inc.
    • The Cossacks Are Coming: The Tannenberg Campaign, 1914 by Peoples' War Games
    • Helltank by Metagaming Concepts, Inc.
    • Kamakura by West End Games, Inc.

Issue 18

July-September 1983 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Gettysburg: Prelude, Fugue & Adagio - discussion of the games on Gettysburg by David S. Bieksza
  • Pass in Review: books on The Civil War by George Mead, Booksellor
  • The Regia Aeronautica is Drang Nach Osten by Paul X. F. Dunnigan, Jr.
  • Fall Blau An Unofficial DNO Variant: Part II by David S. Berry
  • Solitaire Gaming: Yaquinto's Bomber by Dan Schwan
  • Europa Notes: Invasion: Sweden by John M. Astell
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Kirovograd by 3 W
    • Chickamauga: River of Death by Phoenix Enterprises Limited
    • Moscow '41 by Dean Ross
    • Siege at Peking by 3 W in The Wargamer 21
    • The Battle of Kursk book by Progress Publishers
    • Mohawk by Aulic Council Publishing Co.
    • VI Ceasars by The Citadel Game Series
    • Hannibal by Aulic Council Publishing Co.
    • Hannibal: The Italian Campaign 219-206 B.C. by Simulations Canada
    • Remember Gordon and Fall of Khartoum by Phoenix Enterprises Ltd
    • Tactics and Grand Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars book by The Courier Publishing Co.
    • Armies on the Danube 1809 book by Empire Games Press
    • Rommel in the Desert by The Game Preserve
    • Attack Force by TSR, Inc.
    • Great Battles on the Eastern Front book by Colonel Trevor N. Dupuy, Ret.
    • Red Army by Game Designers Workshop
    • Bull Run by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Aachen - Storming the Siegfried Line, September 12 - October 21, 1944 by People's War Games
    • Silo 14 by Centurion Games
    • The Wilderness by Simulations Canada

Issue 19

Issue 19 - published October - December 1983 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • War and Peace
  • The Grand Campaign by Jonathan Southard
  • Napoleon's Blitz or Fortress France by Mark McLaughlin
  • Fall Blau An Unofficial DNO Variant: Part III by David S. Berry
  • Gettysburg: Fugue - The 20th Maine by David S. Bieksza
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes: Euro-mania by Bill Stone
  • Solitaire Gaming: Red Army by Dan Schwan
  • Pass in Review: books on The Civil War by George Mead, Booksellor
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Crisis in the Ukraine by Centurion Games
    • Charge to Glory: The Battle of Newmarket by 3-C Publishers
    • Iron Brigade by Leonard Millman
    • Gazala 1942: The Clash of Armor by People's War Games
    • The Red Storm by Yaquinto Games
    • Operation Badr by West End Games
    • Hell's Highway by Victory Games

Issue 20

Issue 20 - published January - February 1984 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Victory Games: The First Year
  • NATO by James T. Naughton
  • Hell's Highway by Marion Bates
  • Civil War by John T. Schuler
  • A Conversation with the Designer, Eric Lee Smith
  • Gulf Strike by John Burtt
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes by GDW
  • Solitaire Gaming: Ambush! by Dan Schwan
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Assault: Tactical Combat in Europe by Game Designers Workshop
    • Interstellar Wars by Attactix Adventure Games
    • Iwo Jima by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 92
    • Grant Moves South by Quarterdeck Games
    • Fight for the Sky by Attactix Adventure Games
    • Blue Max: Dogfights over France by Game Designers Workshop The Omega War by SPI [TSR] in Ares Magazine 14
    • Battle for Normandy by Attactix Adventure Games
    • The American Civil War by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 93
    • D.A.K by Simulations Canada
    • Close Assault by Yaquinto Games
    • Decision at Kasserine by 3-W in The Wargamer 23
    • B-17, Queen of the Sky by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Broadswords & Boarding Parties by The Citadel Game Series
    • Tactics25th Anniversary Edition by The Avalon HIll Game Company
    • With Fire and Sword by Simulations Canada
    • Strategy & Tactics Magazine, Special Edition Volume 1 by SPI [TSR]

Issue 21

Issue 21 - published March - April 1984 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Gettysburg by David S. Bieskza
    • Adagio - Devil's Den
    • Postscript - Iron Brigade
  • Variations on a Theme: Panssari Salama A Russo-Finnish War Variant for Avalon Hill's PanzerBlitz by Michael Bennighof
  • Belaya Smert' - 'White Death' - an unofficial Europa scenario of the Russo-Finnish War by Jeff Millefoglie
  • Spring War an unofficial Finnish Front variant for Europa by Paul X. F. Dunnigan, Jr.
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes: The Relief of Finland by Paul X. F. Dunnigan, Jr.
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Battle Over Britain by SPI [TSR]
    • Western Desert and The Near East for Europa by Game Designers Workshop <
    • Wellington's Victory by SPI [TSR]
    • Never Call Retreat by 3-W in The Wargamer 25

Issue 22

Issue 22 - published May - June 1984 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking: Origins '84 by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Battle of Britain - history article by Karl Wiegers
  • Battle Over Britain - review by Lawrence Zoet
  • Rommel in the Desert - review by Chris Ness
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes: Fire in the East at Origins by Jim Hambacher
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Mr. Lincoln's War by 3-W
      • Part One: Army of the Potomac
      • Part Two: Army of the Tennessee
    • La Regia Marina by Simulations Canada
    • Empires in Arms by Australian Design Group
    • Race to the Meuse by 3-W in The Wargamer 26
    • Nordkapp by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 95
    • Fire in the East by Game Designers Workshop
    • To the Wolf's Lair by People's War Games
    • Flying Tigers computer wargame by 4-D Interactive Systems, Inc.

Issue 23

Issue 23 - published July - August 1984 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Western Desert by Marion Bates
  • Italian Offensive an unofficial scenario for Western Desert by David Scheel
  • Aachen Review by James C. Gordon
  • Reply by Jack Radey
  • Gettysburg: Encore by David S. Bieksza
  • High Tide of The Confederacy
  • Chickamauga: River of Death
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist by George Mead, Booksellor
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • War in Russia computer wargame by Strategic Simulations, Inc.
    • 8th Army - Operation Crusader by Game Designers Workshop
    • Normandy Campaign by Game Designers Workshop
    • Druid: Boudicca's Rebellion 61 AD by West End Games
    • Soldiers of the Queen by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 96
    • 1809: Napoleon's Danube Campaign by Victory Games

Issue 24

Issue 24 - published January - February 1985 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 48 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Strategic Games of the American Civil War
    • Part I: A House Divided by James T. Naughton
  • Reinforcements - humor by Steve LaPrade
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Crisis in the Ukraine - review by Tyrone Bomba
  • A Look Back at the Pacific Theater - Divine Wind - review by James C. Gordon
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist by George Mead, Booksellor
  • Europa Notes
  • The Regia Aeronautica in Their Finest Hour by Paul X. F. Dunnigan, Jr.
  • Fire in the East Expanded Sequence of Play by John M. Astell
  • By Chance or by Design? by Jonathan Southard
    • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • A Gleam of Bayonets by SPI [TSR]
    • Napoleon in Spain by Historical Concepts
    • North Atlantic '86 computer wargame by Strategic Simulations, Inc.
    • Marengo by Historical Concepts
    • Peter the Great: The Battle of Poltava 1709 by 3-W in The Wargamer 27
    • Trail of the Fox by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 97
    • Singapore by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 98

Issue 25

Issue 25 - published March - April 1985 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Fire in the East
  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to Europa by Marion Bates
  • Back in the USSR by Jeff Millefoglie
  • Fire in the West by Harald Hansen
  • Strategic Games of the American Civil War
    • Part II: American Civil War by James T. Naughton
  • All in favor of Blitzkrieg - a Fire in the East roundtable by Jack Radey
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist by George Mead, Booksellor
  • A Company on Parade: Game Designers Workshop by Winston Hamilton
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Killer Angels: Lee's Offensive in the North, June to August, 1863 by West End Games
    • Guadalcanal Campaign computer wargame by Strategic Simulations, Inc.
    • Air War 2nd Edition by SPI [TSR]
    • The Third World War: Battle for Germany by Game Designers Workshop
    • Stars and Bars by 3-W in The Wargamer 30
    • Ortona by Simulations Canada
    • Fire in the East Play Aids Kit 1 by Game Research / Design
    • The One World by Simulations Canada
    • Southern Front: The Third World War Game 2 by Game Designers Workshop

Issue 26

Issue 26 - published May - August 1985 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Wargaming Without Intelligence by John Burtt
    • 8th Army
    • Normandy Campaign
    • Clash of Steel
    • West Wall
    • Operation Market-Garden
  • Fred Helfferich: an interview by Jack Radey
  • All in favor of Blitzkrieg - a Fire in the East roundtable - Part 2 - by Jack Radey
  • Wargaming in 1990 - article by Jack Greene
  • Strategic Games of the American Civil War
    • Part III: Mr. Lincoln's War by James T. Naughton
  • Origins XI: Return to the Eastern Front by Terry A. Baney
  • Europa Notes: Stalin's Notebooks by Charles C. Sharp
  • By Chance... or by Design? by Jonathan Southard
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Road To Moscow computer wargame by Ba'rac Ltd.
    • Operation Market-Garden: Descent into Hell by Game Designers Workshop
    • Hell Hath No Fury by 3-W in The Wargamer 38
    • South Mountain by West End Games
    • Road to Vicksburg: The Battle of Champion Hill by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 103

Issue 27

Issue 27 - published January - February 1986 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • The First Victims of World War Two - a history of the Spanish Civil War by Bob Black
  • Ejercito Espanol - the order of battle of the Spanish Army by John Gee
  • No Pasaran! a Spanish Civil War variant approved for GDW's Europa by John Gee and Jeff Millefoglie [Note this has full **color counters that require mounting]
  • Rolling Thunder review by John Prados
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes: All in Favor of Whichkreig? by John M. Astell
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] Tsushima by Bill Nichols
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Air Cav West End Games
    • Battles for the Ardennes: Game of Blitzkrieg's Rise and Fall by SPI [TSR]
    • Power and Resolution by Simulations Canada
    • Sirocco, Desert Raiders Battle Game by TSR, Inc.
    • Pax Britannica by Victory Games

Issue 28

Issue 28 - published March - April 1986 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • No Pasaran! Errata
  • Napoleon at Bat: The Games of Kevin Zucker by Marion Bates
  • East Wind Rain review by Fred Helfferich
  • Trial of Strength: 18 Easy Phases - review by John T. O'Toole
  • Strategic Games of the American Civil War
    • Part 4: Victory Games'The Civil War by James T. Naughton
  • Europa Notes: A Collector's Guide by Marc Miller
  • By Chance... or By Design by Jonathan Southard
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
  • Europe Ablaze by SSG
  • U.S.A.A.F. by SSI
  • Operation Market Garden by SSI
  • Breakthrough in the Ardennes by SSI
  • Pass in Review - books of interest to the military hobbyist by George Mead, Booksellor
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • B.H. Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War Part One: Hitler Turns Against Russia by Task Force Games
    • B.H. Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War Part Two: The Overrunning of the West by Task Force Games
    • Spain and Portugal (Europa X ) by Game Designers Workshop
    • World in Flames, Global Conflict 1939-1945 by Australian Design Group
    • Arctic Front: The Third World War Game 3 by Game Designers Workshop
    • Pacific War by Victory Games
    • Drive on Stalingrad: Battle for Southern Russia by TSR, Inc.

Issue 29

Issue 29 - published May - June 1986 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • World in Flames review by Jim Hambacher and Scott Jackson
  • Druid Counter insurgency in 61 A.D. - review by James T. Naughton
  • S--- from Shinola analysis by Greg Costikyan
  • China Incident: Wellspring of the Pacific War - review by John T. O'Toole
  • Confessions of a Literate Grognard by Marion Bates
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Boot Camp: Wargame Jargon by Jonathan Southard
  • Europa Notes: Red Falcons by Charles Sharp
  • Pass in Review - books of interest to the military hobbyist by George Mead, Booksellor
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Gato by Spectrum Holobyte
    • Silent Serrvice by Microprose
    • Balance of Power by Chris Crawford
    • Clash of Wills by Digital Kamp [sic] Group
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Duel for Kharkov by People's War Games
    • Pacific Fleet: the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire by Hobby Japan Company
    • Napoleon at Lutzen by 3-W in The Wargamer 32
    • Thunder at Lutzen by SPI [TSR] in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 99
    • Sixth Fleet - Modern Naval Combat in the Mediterranean by Victory Games
    • Warlords: China in Disarray 1916-1950 by Panther Games
    • Unconditional Surrender by 3-W in The Wargamer 36

Issue 30

Issue 30 - published July - September 1986 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Sharpsburg Epic: A Gleam of Bayonets review by Peter P. Perla
  • Crossing Burnside's Bridge - historical insight by William Keith
  • A Wargamer's Guide to American Civil War Battlefields by David S. Bieksza
  • It's a VERY BIG Place: Three Views of Russian Front by Randy Heller, Edward McCormick, and Andy Nunez
  • The Umpire Strikes Back! - reply by Kevin Zucker
  • Germany's East Front Allies: Italy by Franklyn Prieskop
  • Convention Reports:
    • Atlanticon '86 by Terry Baney
    • Origins '86: California Style by Wallace Poulter
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Computer Versus Counter: Battlefront by SSG
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • A Company on Parade: Wargaming in Japan by Jack Greene
  • By Chance ...or By Design by Jonathan Southard
  • Pass in Review - books of interest to the military hobbyist
  • Europa Notes by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • The Korean War by Victory Games
    • RAF by West End Games
    • Wellington vs Massena by 3-W in The Wargamer 43
    • Storm Over Arnhem by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Shanghai Trader by Panther Games
    • Superpowers at War by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 100
    • Persian Gulf: Third World War Game 4 by Game Designers Workshop
    • Rise of the House of Sa'ud: Civil War on the Arabian Peninsula by 3-W in The Wargamer 46
    • Torch: The Invasion of Northwest Africa, 1942-43 ( Europa XI) by Game Designers Workshop
    • Hitler's War by The Avalon Hill Game Company

Issue 31

Issue 31 - published February 1987 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Solitaire Gaming: The Closet Erupts - overview by Terry Baney
    • Ambush! review by John Jorgensen
    • RAF: So Few and So Much - review by James C. Gordon
  • Stoking Your Fire in the East Advanced Variants by Charles Sharp
  • Russia x 3 - a discussion of Stalingrad, Russian Campaign, and Russian Front by Andy Nunez
  • By Chance ...or By Design: The Problems of Solitaire by Jonathan Southard
  • Europa Notes by John M. Astell
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Patton vs Rommel by Electronic Arts
    • Carriers at War by SSG
    • Field of Fire by SSI
  • Pass in Review - books of interest to the military hobbyist
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Bitter End by Hobby Japan Company
    • Khyber Rifles by 3-W in The Wargamer 40
    • The Great Invasion: The Gettysburg Campaign June 24 - July 3, 1863 by Clash of Arms Games
    • Ruweisat Ridge: The First Battle of El Alamein by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 101
    • Fight on the Beaches by 3-W in The Wargamer 34
    • Cromwell's Victory by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 105
    • War to End Wars by 3-W
    • Paratrooper, The Normandy Airborne Invasion, June 6-8, 1944 for Advanced Squad Leader by The Avalon Hill Game Company

Issue 32

Issue 32 - published June 1987 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Yonder: The Wild Blue - a discussion of aerial wargames by John Prados
  • Watchdogs of the Empire: The British Army's Participation in World War Two by John Gee
  • Game Designers Census by Bill Stone
  • Figures Don't Lie: World War Two Casualty Comparisons by Suzanne Sobel
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • By Chance ...or By Design: By Design or by Development by Jonathan Southard
  • Europa Notes: Optional Rules for Fire in the East by Paul X. F. Dunnigan
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Playability versus Reality: Warship by SSI
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Rommel's War by Quarterdeck Games
    • Hellfire Pass by 3-W in The Wargamer 39
    • O'Connor's Offensive by 3-W in The Wargamer 41
    • Norseman by Simulations Canada
    • McArthur: The Road to Bataan by 3-W in The Wargamer 44
    • Remember the Maine! The Spanish-American War, 1898 by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics Magazine 108
    • Dynamo: Dunkirk 1940 by 3-W in The Wargamer 53
    • Terrible Swift Sword - Battle of Gettysburg 2nd Edition by SPI [TSR]
    • Air Superiority by Game Designers Workshop

Issue 33

Issue 33 - published March 1988 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Assault: The System - review by James T. Naughton
  • Soviet Offensive Doctrine - analysis by James T. Naughton
  • Origins '87: Fire in the Streets (of Baltimore) by Terry Alan Baney
  • Terrible Swift Sword: A System in Evolution by David S. Bieksza
  • A Wargamer's Guide to Civil War Battlefields by David S. Bieksza
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Operation Overlord by Simulations Canada
    • Kursk Campaign by Simulations Canada
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Europa Notes: Operation Exporter - the invasion of Vichy Syria for Europa by Harold Andrews
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Bloody Keren by 3-W in The Wargamer 59
    • Aegean Strike by Victory Games
    • Duel in the Desert by 3-W in The Wargamer 51
    • Leopard II by Tsukada Hobby Company
    • The African Campaign (2nd Edition) by Jedko Games
    • Napoleon and the Archduke Charles by 3-W in The Wargamer 49
    • Okinawa by 3-W in The Wargamer 55
    • Knights of the Air by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Panzer Command by Victory Games
    • Air and Armor by West End Games

Issue 34

Issue 34 - published October 1988 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Advanced Squad Leader: Part One The Phenomenon - review by James M. Collier
  • Watchdogs of the Empire: His Majesty's African Troops in WW II - historical article by John Gee
  • The Cabinet War Rooms - Britain's Newest Tourist Mecca by Alvin T. Guthertz
  • Central America: A Game Review and Commentary by John D. Burtt and Joseph Miranda
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Battalion Commander by SSI
    • Kampfgruppe Scenario Disk I by SSI
    • War in the South PAcific by SSI
    • Gunship by Microprose
  • Europa Notes: Total War in Baltimore by Andy Nunez
  • 9:00 by Jack Radey
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist
  • A Company on Parade: Changes at DTI, 3W, West End and GAMA by Wallace Poulter and Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Drive on Frankfurt by Pacific Rim Publishing
    • Knights of Justice by 3-W in The Wargamer 50
    • Hastings 1066 by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics 110
    • End of the Iron Dream by 3-W in The Wargamer 42
    • Mission: Grenada by Close Simulations
    • Anvil-Dragoon by 3-W in The Wargamer 60
    • Line of Battle: Tactical Capital Ship Combat 1914-1924 by Simulations Canada
    • Battleship: Tactical Capital Ship Combat 1925-1945 by Simulations Canada
    • France 1944 by Victory Games
    • Clash of Empires by 3-W in The Wargamer 58
    • Fallen Eagle: the Battle of Khe Sahn by 3-W in The Wargamer 62

Issue 35

Issue 35 - published February 1990 - 8.5 by 11 inches, 60 pages.

Contents:

  • Editorial: Generally Speaking by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Advanced Squad Leader: Part Two Game Mechanics - review by James M. Collier
  • Back to Basics: A dissenter's thoughts on Advanced Squad Leader by John T. O'Toole
  • Drachen Slayer: Balloon Buster review and a Variant by Eric F. Lawson
  • Competition and Confrontation: Europe and the Middle East - a review of GDW's The Third World War Series by James C. Gordon
  • Pass in Review: books of interest to the military hobbyist
  • By Chance... or By Design: What's Wrong with Game Reviews? by Jon Southard
  • CRT [computer wargame review column] by Bill Nichols
    • Dreadnoughts by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Napoleon at Waterloo by Krentek
  • Europa Notes: RIP? by Jeffry Tibbetts
  • Short Arms - Reviews in Brief
    • Tokyo Express by Victory Games
    • 13: The Colonies in Revolt by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics 104
    • Clash of Empires - Battles in the Bohemian Mountains by Total Fighting Power Games
    • Monty's D-Day by Dragon Publishing in Strategy & Tactics 102
    • Against the Reich by West End Games
    • Raid on St Nazaire by The Avalon Hill Game Company
    • Malaya and Burma by Hobby Japan Company
    • Fireteam: Modern Squad Level Command by West End Games
    • Soldiers by West End Games
    • St Lo by West End Games
    • 7th Fleet by Victory Games, Inc
    • 2nd Fleet by Victory Games, Inc

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