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Another one bites the Dust

Some days ago, while expanding the “Europa Online” page, I noticed the “one Week Europa” crowd also joined the landowners: The website is offline, and as with most things Europa, I doubt they’ll be back any time soon. My updating frenzy of the last weeks is slowly coming to an end (not because of lack of ideas or material, though). For the future I might slowly broaden the outlook of this website to maybe include some successor projects to sad Europa, lest this website becomes a purely historical documentation about some dead game.  Then again, I might have trouble updating for some weeks anyway, so don’t expect too much. Latest so far:

  1. Individual pages for The Grenadier. I maybe will add a vidual index like the one for TEM at some point.
  2. Speaking of TEM: Finished the TEM visual index and added TOCs for every issue.
  3. Started adding a reference section to most games with a list of articles about or with scenarios for the respective game, compare the entries for “Fire in the East” for example. Still loads to do, as always.
  4. Eric Pierce sent a new version of his Updated OB for the Soviets in AWW, so I replaced the download and the page.

Still working on: Uploading and linking some custom game charts made by Ken Newall for his awesome FWtBT-report, and adding more turns to the ME/ER-report by Greg Bartels.

The Grenadier 35

The Grenadier # 35 - Cover

The Grenadier # 35 – Cover

published February 1990
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2″

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
  • Dragen 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 HiIl 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

The Grenadier 34

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The Grenadier # 34 – Cover

Published October 1988
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25″

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

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The Grenadier 33

The Grenadier # 33 - Cover

The Grenadier # 33 – Cover

Published March 1988
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2″

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

The Grenadier 32

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The Grenadier # 32 – Cover

Publish Date: 1987
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2″

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

The Grenadier 31

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The Grenadier # 31 – Cover

Published February 1987
60 pages
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2″

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

The Grenadier 30

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The Grenadier # 30 – Cover

Published July – September 1986
Pages: 62
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25″

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

The Grenadier 29

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The Grenadier # 29 – Cover

Published May – June 1986
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25″

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

The Grenadier 28

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The Grenadier # 28 – Cover

Published March – April 1986
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2″

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.

The Grenadier 27

The Grenadier # 27 - Cover

The Grenadier # 27 – Cover

Published January – February 1986
Pages: 60
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.25″

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
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