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Half a move

In preparation to upcoming additions I’ve started moving pages and posts around: Mainly the pages on TEM and all other publications related to Europa are moving into the Library section of the Academy, whereas the Arsenal will be for information on the game exclusively. This was more of an effort than I thought – while those nifty widget-based editors are great for editing, copying content is practically impossible, so I basically had to move and swap pages and then repair Permalinks and navigation menues.  I also expect to severely loose some google rank because of moving content and other errors. However, screw google rank, its not like I will lose thousands of visitors a day – I dont have those. I am actually quite grateful the temptation to earn money with the site is never there, and so I will never start to think of articles in terms of SEO, maximizing reader engagement or chopping content into bits and pieces to create more page hits.

Anyway, expect some errors while browsing, and if you are missing information on how to play Europa on a Computer or where the ETO, LOC or TEMs are now, look in the library.

Oh, and I have two new link entries! And about 1000 (yes, you read that right!) pictures from a game report in my media library that need to be processed and published. But thats for another day.

The General

The General, Volume 15, Number 6: Cover

The General, Volume 15, Number 6: Cover

Its superfluous to introduce anyone on this website to the General, unless you are new here, in which case let me point you towards the relevant information. The beautiful thing is that all or most of its issues (I haven’t checked yet) have been uploaded to archive.org, so you can now reminicence in the days of tactics past, and if you are not sure where to start looking, Boardgamegeek has a complete index of all issues of The General.

The General at Archive.org

The Europa Magazine 35

The Europa Magazine #35 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #35 – Cover

(Vol.VII, No.1, 1994)

Content:

  • “Company Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Soviet Mountain Divisions” (Historical) Rich Velay (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “The VVS’ One and Only: The Ar-2” (Historical) Jason Long (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “More Italian First Divisions” (Historical) Michael K. Parker & Roger Clewely
  • “It’s how you play the Game (Map Alignment)” (Variant Discussion) Randy Carrenne (Fire in the East)
  • Sudden Storm: Fire in the East Without the Ants” (Variant) Rick Gayler (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 34

The Europa Magazine #34 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #34 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.6, 1994)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Inside Europa: German Field Command Headquarters” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Counterbattery” (Commentary) Jason Long
  • “More on Korpsabteilungen” (Variant Discussion) James A. Broshot (Scorched Earth)
  • “It’s how you play the Game: Reducing Counter Clutter” (Variant Discussion) Cpt. Mark Yanaway (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/The Urals)
  • Lunge to Stalingrad: August-October 1942” (Scenarios) Jim Arnold (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Bloodbath: Casualties on the Eastern Front” (Historical) Charles C. Sharp
  • “German Railroad Artillery” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  •  “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/First to Fight)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 33

The Europa Magazine #33 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #33 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.5, 1993)

Content:

  • “Company Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Blueprints in the Sand: War in the Desert: Mark II” (Commentary) Mark Pitcavage (War in the Desert)
  • Europa East Front: Chapter VI: The Soviet Border Armies” (Strategy) Trey Nelson (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “The British 1st Armored Division: A Less-than-famous “First Division”” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “A GEnie Victory Discussion” (Discussion) Edited by Roy Lane
  • “Counterbattery” (Commentary) Jason Long (Scorched Earth)
  • “The Invasion of Syria: Operation Exporter June-July, 1941” (Scenarios) Frank Watson ((War in the Desert or (Western Desert/The Near East)
  • Europa as History: The Invasion of Syria” (Historical) Frank Watson
  • “Moving Towards Grand Europa: A Proposed Victory Point Schedule for Fall Barbarossa” (Discussion) Flavio Carrillo
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/Spain and Portugal)
  • The Battle for Kiew, 1943: Errata, Modifications, and Questions and Answers” (Discussion) Flavio Carrillo & Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • – “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 32

The Europa Magazine #32 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #32 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.4, 1993)

  • “Company Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor” (Editorial) Victor Hauser
  • “Very Special Unit Types in Europa: The 5th Ski(less) Battalion, Scots Guards” (Variant) David Hughes (Scorched Earth)
  • “The Brandenburgers” (Historical) John Astell
  • Second Front Report” (Commentary) Victor Hauser (Second Front)
  • “The Battle for Kiev: November 1 – December 24, 1943” (Historical) Jack Radey (Scorched Earth)
  • Scorched Earth – “Korpsabteilungen” (Variant) Thomas Kolley (Scorched Earth)
  • The Battle for Kiev, 1943: Europa Battle Scenario #8” (Scenarios) Flavio Carrillo (Scorched Earth)
  • “Designer’s Notes: The Battle for Kiev, 1943” (Designer Notes) Flavio Carrillo (Scorched Earth)
  • “Soviet Tactical Doctrine In 1943” (Historical) Flavio Carrillo
  • Origins and Europafest Convention Report” (Commentary) Rick Gayler
  • “The GReek Armed Forces in 1940-41” (Historical) John Gee
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (War in the Desert/Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 31

The Europa Magazine #31 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #31 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.3, 1993)

Contents:

The Europa Magazine 30

The Europa Magazine #30 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #30 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.2, 1993)

Contents:

The Europa Magazine 29

The Europa Magazine #29 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #29 – Cover

(Vol.VI, No.1, 1993)

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “The French Army in 1939” (Historical) John Gee
  • Second Front Progress Report” (Commentary) Rick Gayler (Second Front)
  • “A Balkan Front Rematch” (Play Notes) John Astell (Balkan Front)
  • “A Grand Europa Economic System: Some Basic Thoughts” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson
  • “Victory Points and Strategy in Europa” (Discussion) Flavio Carrillo
  • “Operation Saar: The French Strike First: Europa Battle Scenario #5” (Scenarios) Jason Long (First to Fight/The Fall of France)
  • Europa On-Line: Adding Uncertainty to Europa” (Commentary) Roy Lane & GEnie Contributors
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (A Winter War/Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 28

The Europa Magazine #28 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #28 – Cover

(Vol.V, No.6, 1992)

Contents:

  • “GR/D Briefing: Here We Go Again” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor (Editorial) Victor Hauser
  • “Inside Europa:” (Designer Notes) John Astell (A Winter War/Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “British Commandos and Special Forces: A Draft Europa Order Of Battle” (Variant Discussion) John Astell
  • Second Front Progress Report” (Commentary) Rick Gayler (Second Front)
  • Europa East Front: Chapter V: The Soviet “Other Forces”” (Strategy) Trey Nelson (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “The Road to Marrakech A Secondary Road System for Northwest Africa” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson (Torch)
  • El Alamein: Europa Demonstration Battle #1” (Scenarios) Jim Arnold (Western Desert)
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
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