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Month: August 2017 (page 1 of 4)

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Todays Generalstab Archive News:

  1. A new game report, published with the kind permission of its author, Brian O’Donnell. I long hoped he would be able to finish the write up – but even the existing reports of 1937 are much better than my own write-ups, so here you go: FWTBT game report No 5.
  2. A new game report from old times. Watch – or better read on – as your truly manages to see the mighty forces of the Spanish Army defeated by a ragtag rabble of anarchists and socialist militias, led by a complete Europa novice – game report FWTBT No 6. It took me so long to publish it because I truly got put to shame here.
  3. The Europa Magazine-pages are under construction as I have pulled out the old magazines to add the table of contents to each individual magazine page. So far, 10 have been done, so I should be finished somewhen around December.
  4. New Link entries, too – a tribute to Stumpanzer.com and the Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War. Their Write-up of the First one was so abysmal that I think they wanted to make extra sure no-one complained this time. So the resulting work with fifty volumes dwarfs that of some of the major combattants, not only by volume but of course also by the sheer level of detail.

I think I am gonna slow down in the next weeks again.

The Europa News 10

Published Nov-Dec 1989

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Inside Europa: The US OOB” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Facts behind the Counters – (U.S. Army Replacements)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Second Front)
  • “Touring the Europa Seashore” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana” (Historical) Harold Andrews (Second Front)
  • “Soviet Guards” (Historical) John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Forward … March (A Reevaluation of March Rates in Europa)” (Historical) Duane Romfoe
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 9

Published Sep-Oct 1989

Content:

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Facts behind the Counters – Inside Europa – United States OB)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton and John Astell
  • “War Plans and the 1941 Cremlin Wargame ” (Historical) Louis Rotundo
  • “The Spanish Civil War” (Historical) John Gee
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler
  • “More First Divisions: The French” (Historical) David Hughes (The Fall of France)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 8

The Europa Magazine #8 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #8 – Cover

July/August 1989

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Inside Europa (Commentary – Variant) John Astell
  • “German RR Engineers Part II” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Facts behind the Counters – The German Wehrkreise System” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Ben Knight
  • “The Italian First Infantry Division” (Historical) Michael K Parker
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Europafest” (Commentary) Tom Johnson

The Europa News 7

The Europa Magazine #7 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #7 – Cover

Published May/June 1989

Contents:

  • “News from GR/D”
  • “Rails through the Russias” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Facts Behind the Counters – German Division staffs” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “The Kalmuck Cavalry Corps” (Historical) Franklyn G. Prieskop (Scorched Earth)
  • “Inside Europa” (Commentary) John Astell
  • Grand Europa Report” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Russian Tactical Doctrine (’41/Spring ’42)” (Strategy) Roy Lane  (Scorched Earth)
  •  “The Russian Artillery is Hotter than Hell” Charles Sharp (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “RULES COURT” (Discussion) Ben Knight
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “The Battle for Kiev” (Historical) Timothy O’Shenko

The Europa News 6

The Europa Magazine #6 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #6 – Cover

Published March/April 1989

Content;

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Russian Reserves in the ’41 Campaign” (Historical) Louis Rotundo (Fire in the East)
  • “Die Luftwaffe” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Facts Behind the Counters – German SS Polizei and Assault Guns” (Historical – Variant) Shelby Stanton (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Grand Europa Report” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Missing Units of the British Army – Engineers” (Historical – Variant) David Hughes (Western Desert/The Fall of France/Their Finest Hour)
  • “Guns of June – Soviet Artillery” (Historical) Charles Sharp (Fire in the East)
  • “Scorched Earth Errata – Apr I 89” John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Of ZOC’s and things” (Commentary) Stuart Lee
  • “Rules court” (Discussion) Readership
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 5

The Europa Magazine #5 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #5 – Cover

Published January/February 1989

Content;

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “TEN 4 Erratum” (Variant Discussion) Ben Knight
  • “22 June 1941 Free Deployment” (Variant Discussion) Shelby Stanton (Fire in the East/
  • Scorched Earth)“Facts behind Counters: German Security Division” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Fire in the East/
  • Scorched Earth)“RKKA: The Soviet Military in Europa” (Historical) Charles C. Sharp
  • “Grand Europa” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “The Urals: An Update” (Discussion) Dennis J. Dubberley (
  • The Urals)“Beyond Compass” (Variant Discussion) James A. Broshot (Western
  • Desert)
  • “Rules court” (Discussion) Ben Knight & Readership
  • “Home Front” (Variant Discussion) Jay Kaufman (
  • Scorched Earth)“Debugging the System” (Variant Discussion) Tom Johnson  (
  • Scorched Earth)“EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Bookend: Books of Interest to Europa fans” (Discussion) Antonio J. Munoz
  • “Stubbing yout TO&E” (Discussion) Unknown

The Europa Newsletter 4

The Europa Magazine #4 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #4 – Cover

Published September 1988

Note: contents reprinted in The Europa Newsletter 1-4 Special Reprint. This issue merged Nuts and Bolts with the Europa Newsletter

Content:

  • “News from GRD” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Second Front Draft Order of Battle: The Free French” (Historical) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Facts behind Counters – The German 1st Infantry Division” (Commentary) Shelby Stanton ( The Fall of France/Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Europa XIII: The Ural Module” (Description) Dennis J. Dubberley (The Urals)
  • “Demo Daze” (Commentary) Duane Romfoe (Scorched Earth)
  • “Scorched Earth Demo: Structure and Rules” (Commentary) Tom Johnson and Charlie Meyer ( Scorched Earth)
  • “Scorched Earth Demo: Rand and reward Program” (Commentary) Tom Johnson (Scorched Earth)
  • “Straits to Hellas” (Variant) Ben Knight ( Marita-Merkur)
    “Confession of a Buttinski” (Commentary) Bill Stone
  • “Marcks, Lossberg, Halder, Hitler, and YOU ! – Free set up” (Variant) Tom Johnson ( Fire in the East)
  • “At-TEN-tion” (Commentary) Ben Knight

The Europa Newsletter 3

The Europa Magazine #3 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #3 – Cover

Published June 1988

Note: contents reprinted in The Europa Newsletter 1-4 Special Reprint

Contents

  • Fire in the East/Scorched Earth – “Facts behind Counters” (Variant) Shelby Stanton
  • “News from GRD” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • Fire in the East – “Trends in the East” (Strategy) Rick Gayler
  • Scorched Earth – “Scorched Earth without the North” (Variant) Deen Wood
  • Fire in the East/Scorched Earth – “My Solitary War – A Few ideas for solitaire FITE/SE”
  • (Commentary) Jeffery W.Turner
  • “Official Sanction” (Commentary) Roy Lane
  • “Deus Ex Machina” (Commentary) Ben Knight
  • “Base Hit!” (Commentary) Ben Knight
  • “Mission Patrol” (Commentary) Ben Knight
  • “Exchange” (Discussion) Readers and Ben Knight
  • “At-TEN-tion” (Commentary) Ben Knight
  •  “What did You Do in the War, Daddy ?” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • Narvik – “Narvik Report” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton

The Europa Newsletter 2

The Europa Magazine #2 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #2 – Cover

Published March 1988

Note: contents reprinted in The Europa Newsletter 1-4 Special Reprint

Contents

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