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Europa Games and Military History

Finally – a new content management system

It might be nothing that gets most of you exited, but behind the scenes I have worked for the better part of two years to finally transfer the Generalstab Archives into a WordPress-driven website. The initial migration was easy, except that every single post still needed to be cleansed of PHP remnants, reformatted and categorized. The work still isn`t done, as a quick look into the archive section will tell, but frankly, I was not willing to wait any longer with going public.  So here is the biggest Generalstab update since 2012:

  • The home-brewn PHP-based, hand-coded pages have been transferred into a WordPress CMS
  • A complete new section containing all Europa-games ever published has been added, with scans and pictures of charts, maps, and boxes where available. (Note to the concerned reader: We have taken great care that the resolution of the images makes them readable, but is low enough to rule out any copyright violation.) Oh, and did I mention that we also added covers of all TEM magazines ever published, and of course the Glory and Great War-Series, too?
  • A nice responsive template that leaves lots of room for the relevant stuff, which in this case is: text.
  • Several new game reports, one of them being Greg Bartels description of his experiences with the Iraq Campaign Scenario from War in the Desert
  • Maps and other images from the public domain added to the essay section

We are looking forward to your feedback.

The Generalstab Archive lives by the contributions of the community, and we take great care to make sure we have permission for every single piece we publish. However, if you find anything you think is yours, or shouldnt be online, please drop us a line and let us know, and we will take the incriminated content offline immediately.

3 Comments

  1. Thomas Wall Hannaford Jr

    May 19, 2015 at 22:14

    Congratulations! Your hard work shows; the website looks Very Impressive! -TWHJr

  2. Gordon Johansen

    May 21, 2015 at 05:12

    Very nice job Wolf. I know how long this sort of thing takes when real life is happening too. Thanks for the effort you put into it.

    Gord

  3. Well done!! I am a huge Europa fan and have visited your website on a regular basis over the last four years. I enjoy reading the game reports and in particular like your Italian Army section. Thank you for hard work and dedication.

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