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The Europa Magazine 63

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(Vol.XI, No.5, 1998)

  • “Company Briefing: Happy Days are Here Again” (Commentary)Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Up Over Down Under” (Editorial) David H. Lippman
  • “Inside Europa: “Code Word” Units of the German Army” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Historical Background: New Zealand at War” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Facts behind the Counters: 2nd New Zealand Division” (Historical) Stefan Farrelly
  • Europa Aloft:: A Workhorse of the War – The Lockheed Ventura” (Historical) James Broshot
  • “Historical Background: New Zealand’s War Economy” (Historical) Stefan Farrelly
  • Europa Variant: Optional Beginning to the Spanish Civil War” (Variant) Fred Helfferich (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • “Orders of Battle: 2nd New Zealand Division Losses and Replacements” (Historical) Stefan Farrelly
  • Europa Battle Scenario: End of the Beginning – The Third Battle of El Alamein, October 1942” (Scenarios) Frank Watson (War in the Desert)
  • “Inside Europa: New Zealand Expeditionary Force OB” (Historical) Stefan Farrelly with help from Andrew Farrelly, David Ryan, David Hughes, Dave Lippman and Sgt. G.J. Thompson, RNZIR
  • Europa Side Trips: New Zealand’s Price” (Historical)
  • “Facts behind the Counters: New Zealand’s Non Divisional Units” (Historical) Stefan Farrelly
  • Europa Side Trips: Howard Kippenberger” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

The Europa Magazine 62

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(Vol.XI, No.4, 1998)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: This & That” (Commentary)Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: The European Civil War” (Commentary) Peter Robbins
  • “Inside Europa: The German Sturm Battalions” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Second Front/Fire in the East/ Scorched Earth)
  • “Orders of Battle: German Operational Plans for Spain 1940 to 1944” (Historical) Harold Andrews
  • “Battlefield Report: For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Civil War Game Report” (Series Replay) Fred Helfferich (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • “Historical Background: The Condor Legion” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Contest: Attack on Gijon” (Discussion) Fred Helfferich
  • “Musical Europa: Songs of the Spanish Civil War” (Historical) Fred Helfferich
  • “Scenario Critique: Assaulting the Rock: Operation Felix” (Discussion) Peter Robbins and Rich Velay (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • “Play Aids: Replacement and Production Charts” (Play Aid) Bob Fulton (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • Europa Aloft: In Europa, it doesn’t get any worse than this: The Breguet 19” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Battlefield Report: Second Front Ohio-Style” (Series Replay) Ron Shown (Second Front)
  • “Battlefield Report: Second Front: ETO 1944 Scenario” (Series Replay) Blake Woodside, Peter Robbins and Kevin Schnetter (Second Front)
  • TEM Index: Spain in The Europa Magazine” (Index) (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • Europa Side Trips: For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway” (Historical)
  • Europa Aloft: Allied and Axis Military Aircraft – September 1939” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Rules Court: For Whom the Bell Tolls Q&A” (Discussion) Rich Velay (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

The Europa Magazine 61

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(Vol.XI, No.3, 1998)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Aftermath” (Commentary)Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: The War between the Wars” (Commentary) Peter Robbins
  • “Orders of Battle – Fire in the East: The Finnish Air Force – June 1941” (Historical) James Broshot and Vesa Honkasaari (Fire in the East)
  • “Play Aids: A Winter War Replacement and Rail Capacity Worksheet” (Variant) Frank Watson (A Winter War)
  • “Historical Background: The Finnish Army 1939-1944: An Organizational History” (Historical) Jason Long and E. Goodwin
  • “Player’s Strategy: Judgement – A Winter War Setup” (Strategy) Ed Dickenson (A Winter War)
  • Europa Side Trip: Danforce” (Historical) Sven-Ake Bengtsson
  • “Battlefield Report: Finland Victorious: A Winter War game report” (Series Replay) Ed Dickenson (A Winter War)
  • “Player’s Strategy: A Winter War Initial Setup” (Strategy) Tim Statler (A Winter War)
  • Europa Variant: Swedish Intervention in A Winter War” (Variant) Sven-Ake Bengtsson (A Winter War)
  • Scorched Earth Variant: Swedish Intervention in SE” (Variant) Sven-Ake Bengtsson (Scorched Earth)
  • Europa Staff College: Rule 13 – Overruns” (Discussion) Rich Velay
  • Europa Variant: John Astell’s Proposed Variable Overrun Rule from TEM #40” (Variant) John Astell
  • “A Europa Battle Scenario: Operation Nordlicht – the German withdrawal from Lapland, October 1944 to January 1945” (Scenarios) Lars Wistedt (Fire in the East/ Scorched Earth)
  • Europa Aloft: Fokker’s next-to-last fighter: The D.XXI” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • Europa Side Trips: Fokker’s Last Fighter, David or Goliath?, Finnish First, 73 North” (Historical)
  • Europa Aloft: Wartime Aircraft of the Finnish Air Force” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Battlefield Report: Scorched Earth With Rule Modifications” (Series Replay) John Madison (Fire in the East/ Scorched Earth)
  • “A Europa Variant: – Scorched Earth: Scorched Earth Without the North” (Variant) Deen Wood (Scorched Earth)
  • “Historical Background: A Little Too Well Aged: A Look at the Norwegian Army in 1940” (Historical) Jason Long
  • Europa at Sea: : German Battlecruisers” (Historical) David Tinny
  • “Rules Court: A Winter War Additions” (Discussion) Gary Stagliano (A Winter War)
  • “Rules Court: A Winter War Q&A” (Discussion) Rich Velay (A Winter War)
  • The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

The Europa Magazine 59-60

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(Vol.XI, No.1-2, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Bite Me” (Commentary)Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Risky Business” (Editorial)Frank Watson
  • “Inside Europa: Crating Air Units, Off-Map Movement, Q&A” (Variant Discussion) John Astell Second Front
  • “Home Front – Second Front: Some Second Front/War in the Desert House Rules” (Variant Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Second Front/War in the Desert)
  • “Battlefield Report: Second Front, British Columbian Style” (Series Replay) Peter Robbins and Rich C. Velay (Second Front)
  • “Point/Counterpoint: French Geography Lessons” (Discussion) Arnaud Delaunay and John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Operations: Second Front: Assault on Alderney” (Strategy) Alan Tibbetts (Second Front)
  • “Home Front – Second Front: The Southwest England Off-Map Area” (Variant) Alan Tibbetts (Second Front)
  • Europa Campaign Scenario: Operation Overlord – An Abbreviated Second Front Campaign Scenario” (Scenarios) Frank Watson (Second Front)
  • Europa Campaign Scenario: Victory in the West” (Scenarios) James A. Broshot and Frank Watson (Second Front)
  • Europa as History: The Battle for Normandy” (Historical) Frank Watson (Second Front)
  • TEM Index: The Europa Magazine Index, Issues #1 – 60” (Insert) Kurt Schletter
  • “Historical Background: U.S. Produced Aircraft – More Data” (Historical) Phil D. Hernandez
  • Europa Aloft: “Jug” is for “Juggernaut”: The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Play Aids: Second Front Counter Reprint Reproduction Supplement (Fronts)” (Insert) (Second Front)
  • “Rules Court: Second Front Questions and Answers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay with John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Rules Court: Second Front Official Errata Addendum: 3 March, 1998” (Discussion) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “The Reader Always has the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

The Europa Magazine 58

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(Vol.X, No.6, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Some Details” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Playing at War” (Editorial) Peter Robbins
  • “Historical Background: Forging the Red Star” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Home Front: The Europa Ground Operations System – Some Proposed Fixes” (Variant Discussion) John C. Gordon
  • Europa Side Trips: The Iron Cross” (Historical) Randy Moffat
  • “Home Front – SCORCHED EARTH: The Dual Standard for Soviet Armor” (Variant) Mark Swenholt (Scorched Earth)
  • “Battlefield Report: Scorched Earth, Australia style” (Series Replay) Michael Tapner (Scorched Earth)
  • “A Europa Battle Scenario: Lost Victories -the Stalingrad Counteroffensive” (Scenarios) Bradley Skeen (Scorched Earth)
  • Europa as History: Scorched Earth Historical Axis Setup” (Historical) William Russ (Scorched Earth)
  • “Historical Background: Soviet Infantry Weapons” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Aloft: Misfit MiGs – The MiG-1 and MiG-3” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Historical Background: The Remedy” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Orders of Battle: The Luftwaffe in Barbarossa” (Historical) Jason Long (Total War)
  •  “Rules Court: Fire in the East/Scorched Earth Questions and Answers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

The Europa Magazine 57

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+(Vol.X, No.5, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Total War” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Introductions” (Commentary) David H. Lippman
  • “Inside Europa: Turkey and War in the Desert” (Discussion) John Astell (War in the Desert)
  • “Inside Europa: Thoughts on the Partisans” (Discussion) John Astell with Mark Royer
  • “Historical Background: Yugoslavia 1941-1945” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Variant: Neutral Yugoslavia” (Variant) Frank Watson (Balkan Front)
  • “Battlefield Report: Beleaguered Greece” (Series Replay) Ed Dickenson (Balkan Front)
  • TEM Index: The Balkans in The Europa Magazine” (Insert) GR/D Staff
  • “Battlefield Report: An Italian Blitzkrieg?” (Series Replay) Sven-Ake Bengtsson (Balkan Front)
  • “Home Front – Balkan Front: Halt! Who Goes Where? Examining the Hungarian Operational Area” (Strategy) Joe Pyland (Balkan Front)
  • “A Europa Battle Scenario: The Dodecanese Campaign, Disaster in the Aegean – September to November, 1943” (Scenarios) David Hughes ) (Second Front/Balkan Front/War in the Desert)
  • Europa as History: Dodecanese Adventure” (Historical) Frank Watson
  • Europa  Side Trips: At the Movies, About the Dodecanese” (Discussion) GR/D Staff
  • Europa Battle Scenario: The Macedonian War – Bulgaria Invades Yugoslavia, 1940” (Scenarios) Frank Watson (Balkan Front)
  • “Play Aids: Balkan Front Expanded Sequence of Play” (Variant) Martin Duke (Balkan Front)
  • “Battlefield Report: The Balkan Front Small Solution” (Series Replay) Ralf Schultz  (Balkan Front/Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • Europa Variant: Crete Solitaire” (Variant) Frank Watson (Balkan Front)
  • Europa at Sea: German Light Cruisers” (Historical) David Tinny
  • “Home Front – Second Front: An Alternative Naval Replenishment” (Variant) Peter Rogers (Second Front)
  • Europa Aloft: Under Six Flags – The Bristol Blenheim I” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Rules Court: Balkan Front Q&A” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay and Rich Gayler (Balkan Front)
  • “Rules Court: Balkan Front Errata, 1 December, 1997” (Errata) GR/D Staff (Balkan Front)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 56

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(Vol.X, No.4, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Origins/Europafest 1997” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Time for Fresh Faces” (Editorial) Frank Watson
  • Europafest Report: From the Player’s View” (Commentary) Rich C. Velay
  • Inside Europa: Anvil-Dragoon, Desert Options, and WitD Q&A” (Discussion) John Astell (Second Front/War in the Desert)
  • “Historical Background: Liquid Courage – The Italian Human Torpedoes” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Counterbattery: Crows, Frogs, Swallows, and John Henry” (Discussion) Jason Long
  • “Battlefield Report: 1943 Italy Campaign” (Series Replay) Lars Wistedt (Second Front)
  • “Home Front – Second Front Operation Slapstick: The Capture of Taranto” (Historical) Cory S. Manka (Second Front)
  • “Counterpoint: Comments on Slapstick” (Commentary) Rich C. Velay (Second Front)
  • Europa Side Trips: Lest We Forget…” (Historical) Randy Moffat
  • “A Europa Battle Scenario: Soft Underbelly – A 1943 MTO Campaign for Second Front July 1943 – June 1944” (Scenarios) Sam Rosania (Second Front)
  •  “Scenario Errata: Crusader Throws A Track” (Errata) Peter Rogers (Western Desert/War in the Desert)
  •  “Battlefield Report: Playing Operation Husky” (Strategy) David Tinny (Second Front)
  • Europa Aloft:  The CR.32 and CR.42” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Operations: Air Battle Over Sicily” (Strategy) Alan Tibbetts (Second Front)
  • “Home Front – War in the Desert The British 18th Infantry Division in North Africa” (Historical) Richard Cronin (War in the Desert)
  • Europa Staff College: Rule 14A – Special Unit Types: Engineers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay
  • Europa at Sea: German Pocket Battleships” (Historical) David Tinny
  • “Rules Court: More WitD Questions and Answers” (Discussion) John Astell and Rich C. Velay (War in the Desert)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 55

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(Vol.X, No.3, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: Lots ‘O Stuff” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: One Forward, Three Reverse” (Commentary) Frank Watson
  • “Inside Europa: Air Unit Ratings: Italian-Produced Aircraft” (Discussion) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Historical Background: Desert Dawn – North Africa Before Rommel” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  •  “A Europa Variant and Battle Scenario for War in the Desert: Graziani’s Offensive – The Italian Invasion of Egypt September, 1940” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson and James A. Broshot (War in the Desert)
  • “A Europa Battle Scenario: Operation Crusader – Auchinleck’s Offensive – November, 1941” (Scenarios) Peter Rogers (Western Desert/War in the Desert)
  • “Facts behind the Counters: Still More Italian Divisional Histories” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  • “Facts behind the Counters: Celere – Italy’s Cavalry Tank Divisions” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  • Europa Aloft: Broken Arrow – The Fiat G.50 “Freccia”” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Historical Background: Italian Infantry Weapons” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Rules Court: War in the Desert Questions and Answers” (Discussion) John Astell and Rich C. Velay (War in the Desert)
  •  “Rules Court: War in the Desert Consolidated Errata, 28 April 1997” (Errata) John Astell (War in the Desert)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 54

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(Vol.X, No.2, 1997)

Contents:

  • “Company Briefing: A Year of Promise” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor:: More Messing About in Boats” (Editorial) Frank Watson
  • “Home Front: Some Thoughts on a Europa Naval System” (Discussion) David Tinny
  • Europa Variant: Scorched Earth Naval System” (Variant) A. E. Goodwin (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Counter Sheet Special Edition 1” (Insert) A. E. Goodwin (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “Rules Court: Second Front Questions and Answers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Second Front)
  • Europa Aloft: Me and My Ilyusha: The Il-2 and Il-10 Shturmovik” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 53

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(Vol.X, No.1, 1997)

Contents:

  • “From the Editor: Happy 10th Anniversary, TEM” (Commentary) Frank Watson
  • “Inside Europa: Mediterranean Danger Zones and Other Q & A” (Discussion) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Home Front: Europa Logistics – Time for a Fix” (Variant) Cory S. Manka
  • “Orders of Battle: British Airborne Units” (Historical) David Hughes
  •  “Europa Contest Results: The “Siege” of Belgrade Resolved” (Contest) GR/D Staff (Balkan Front)
  • “A Europa  Battle Scenario: The Magnitogorsk Campaign, An Imaginary Battle in the Urals, 1943” (Scenarios) Frank Watson (The Urals)
  •  “Operations: NODLs a la dente” (Discussion) Jamie Gagnon (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “A EUROPA VARIANT: Get the POINT!” (Variant) Chuck Meyer
  • “A Europa Training Scenario: The Great Race” (Scenarios) Frank Watson
  • Europa Aloft: The Early Stukas – Poster Children for the Blitzkrieg: the Ju 87A and B” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Historical Background: French Military Doctrines – The Causes of French Collapse in 1940?” (Historical) Darryl Pidduck
  • “Point/Counterpoint: Der Beverly Hillbillies/Mr. Drysdale Forecloses” (Discussion) Tom Witham & John Astell
  • Europa Staff College: Rule 8 – Stacking” (Discussion) Rich Velay (Second Front/For Whom the Bell Tolls/War in the Desert)
  • “Home Front: Attacking from Overstack” (Variant Discussion) Rich Velay
  • “Rules Court: Second Front Questions and Answers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Second Front)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

 

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